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Topic: Endurance (03/22/04)
TITLE: Endurance Is Part Of His Plan.
By Julie Pisacane
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We endure the person in front of our car who just stopped short for no reason , the constant bickering and meddling from unsaved family members , the office people we work with that can 't seem to gossip enough and the state of marriage presently being redefined . Prices go higher , we get older and yet we faithfully march on enduring the most bizarre events in history because...they are nothing compared to what Jesus Christ had to endure for us. Spat upon , crowned with thorns , stripped and tortured while we were sinners .
Endurance is necessary and will help us to become closer to God in our daily faith walk . You think you're problems weren't part of His plan ? Then you are not walking close enough or seeing well enough. He will give you strength and all you have to do is be faithful and prayerful.
Everything in life is part of God's plan. Smile , knowing that endurance is a gift from God . Consider yourself blessed if you are handling every situation carefully by softened words and insight . Every breath of fresh air you take is a gift from God to keep you healthy and endure more trials to come.
It pulls you nearer to God when you endure and count on the Lord to help you through. Through God ,all things are possible . He is there to make sure you can endure and grow wise each blessed day. We must make everyday count with God and pray for His Strength to help us endure the trials set before us .
The following passage in James speaks clearly on this subject. James 1:2-5 2 Count it all joy, my brethren, when ye fall into manifold temptations; 3 Knowing that the proving of your faith worketh patience. 4 And let patience have [its] perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, lacking in nothing. 5 But if any of you lacketh wisdom, let him ask of God, who giveth to all liberally and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.
May God bless you all and may everyone see the blessed benefit of endurance in this life. We can endure anything ,because we are never really alone and it is all part of a Holy Plan ! Praise the Lord.
Your Sister in Christ,