Nov. 16, 2015

Renew Your Energy

Renew your energy with praise of God’s love, faith and hope in you throughout the day. Praise Him for His perseverance, power and persistence in all aspects of His will. He will not fail you or forsake you until all of the service of the house of God is finished. Be strong and courageous and act.(Josh 1:9) We cannot endure unless we go back to draw upon the refreshing living water of God’s attributes. He is the perfecter of our faith. He is the one who is at work in us both to will and do of His good pleasure.

Paul wrote, "Let us rejoice and exult in our hope of experiencing and enjoying the glory of God. Let us be full of joy now. Let us exult and rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that pressure and affliction and hardship produce patient and unswerving endurance. And endurance (fortitude) develops maturity of character (approved faith and integrity) And character produces the habit of joyful and confident hoep of eternal salvation. Such hope never disappoints or deludes or shames us, for God’s love has been poured out in our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us." (Rom. 5:3-5)

Ask the Lord to help you gain a greater appreciation, assurance and hopeful attitude that His Spirit will fill your heart with an eternal sense of His enduring love that refuels you when you are in mid-flight.

Conclusion: Tenacity is a pretty fair substitute for bravery, and the best form of tenacity I know is expressed in a Danish fur trapper’s principle: "The next mile is the only one a person really has to make."    Because I love you--- Duchess