January 18, 2014

“Love is Patient”

You Can Do It: PerseveranceJames 1:2-4

As we grow in Christ and long to grow in relationships with others, we will arrive at a destination called “perseverance.” When we meet this fork in the road, we must decide whether we are willing to press through to get to our next destination. This will be evident in our journey when we face an obstacle or when something doesn't make sense or when a relationship gets hard. Romans 5:3-5 reminds us the obstacle (suffering) produces perseverance, and perseverance leads to character, and character to hope. As we exercise a patient love, God will carry us to amazing places we never thought were possible. Ask God to give you the strength today to practice perseverance.