Word for Today: Learn to PERSEVERE in Life.
Ministry Of the Word (MOW): True Spirituality
Improving our Spiritual Understanding
“And Ruth said, Intreat me not to leave thee, or to return from following after thee: for whither thou goest, I will go; and where thou lodgest, I will lodge: thy people shall be my people, and thy God my God: Where thou diest, will I die, and there will I be buried: the LORD do so to me, and more also, if ought but death part thee and me” (Ruth 1:16-17)
Please, try to learn the secret of perseverance in whatever you are doing provided, it is not contrary to the word of God. Do you know that the trials and challenges you go through in life are for own good? Have faith in God. The secret of victory in life is faith in the God of righteousness and having the right attitude. The story of Ruth’s perseverance in our memory verse has always fascinated me. Same with the perseverance of Elisha before he over the mantle from Elijah in 2Kings 2:2.
Many Christians may not know that the man who wrote about two third of the New Testament, apostle Paul, wrote a large chunk of it while in prison. Instead of grumbling and murmuring, he persevered and maintained the right attitude. Hear Him:
“We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed; Always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body”(2Corinthians 4:8-10)
What about Jesus Christ Himself? Can you imagine what he went through on earth? Perhaps, this is why there is a mixture of love, joy, peace, long suffering etc within the fruit of the Spirit( Galatians 5:22).
Jesus Himself gave us the Parable of the persistent widow to learn from in Luke 18:1-8.
Learn to persevere. Do not give up easily because you are facing challenges. If you fail the first time, try the second time; try the third time, try the 4th, and don’t stop trying until your victory has come.
In Christ Jesus, all things work together for for our good.
“And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose” ( Romans 8:28).
To grow spiritually requires daily meditation with the word of God (Joshua 1:8) and seeking first the kingdom of God and its righteousness (Matthew 6:33). It also requires total fear of God, and spiritual training in the word of God: “Train yourself to be godly”(1Tim 4:7-8 NIV).
Dear Father, please give us the grace of perseverance in life. Thank you for making our life experiences to work together for our own good in Jesus mighty name. Amen.
Yours in the Vineyard of Christ.
Bro Ben Bassey & the beloved MOW family.
Dr Ben Bassey is a consultant psychiatrist and a spiritual health counselor within the body of Christ.
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All scriptures are from KJV, unless otherwise specified. MOW is in divine partnership with the Redeemed Christians Church of God (RCCG), Mountain of Fire & Miracles (MFM), Living Faith (Winners Chapel) & every Word based church globally.
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