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Topic: Endurance (03/22/04)

TITLE: ENDURANCE
By Mary Alice Bowles
03/23/04

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ENDURANCE

We’re heard the word many times, but can we?
Endurance is a noun but when it happens it becomes a life-long verb!
Can I endure? Can we endure?
Endurance is love in action! Love one another as I have loved you!
Love your enemy! Pray for those who despitefully use you!
“But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.
We must face life with a positive attitude! No matter what comes my way today:
I will and I must endure! We must endure until the end!
Many times I have asked myself, “to what end, to whose end”?
Then I answer myself with this, “it is to my end, because Christ Jesus already paid the cost"!
His endurance paid the cost for me on an old rugged cross at Calvary!
He endured the cross that I might endure all things!
After all, have you not heard the news? “Pick up your cross and follow me”!
I must show myself as a prodigy for Jesus and endure each new challenge,
because each new day is a reading!
When I call myself a Christian, I am read like one would read the morning newspaper! If I endure the reading, then sinners want to follow me and then they want to follow my leader!
His name is JESUS! I must show to them JESUS and endurance through love!
We must think about the purpose of the endurance! The purpose is eternal life!
No matter what, my walk with Jesus has become an enduring journey, and he
has blessed me with a special covering called love!
Now I can say to myself, “I can do all things through Christ Jesus who strengthens me”!


HAVE YOU SEEN THE CROSS
FEAST YOUR EYES UPON THE MAN
ENDURING THE SHAME
ENDURING THE PAIN
FOR ME
IT WAS ALL MY GAIN!



JOHN 15:12 ------------This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you.
MATTHEW 24:13-------But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.
MATTHEW 5: 44&45-- But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you,
and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;
LUKE 9:23--------------And he said to them all. If any man will come after me let him deny himself and take up his cross
daily and follow me.
PHILIPPIANS 14:13----I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

Written especially for Faithwriters.com
The weekly challenge
By Mary Alice Bush Bowles
3/22/04


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Phyllis Inniss 03/29/04
Interesting article. A new slant on the way we endure our trials.
KAREN FASIG03/30/04
You are correct. We must endure for the sake of Christ--others must hear before it is too late.
Dori Knight03/30/04
a very passionate piece. thanks!
Dave Wagner03/31/04
>> Endurance is love in action! <<

O_o
Donna Anderson04/01/04
These are the thoughts that came home with me after seeing 'The Passion' Great job! :)
Anthony David04/02/04
Well written, anew insight and one that I agree with!