on 07/20/2018 at 06:28 pm
Lord is only through You we find our real life and ever loving faithfulness. It is only through You we reach the finish line. God I give thanks for Your helps if blessings and pray every day for the steadfastness to stay in Your word and live by Your rules - to be a God fearing man. I pray for your forgiveness for my sins and thank You for being my Father. It's in Your name I pray. Amen
John Carnline
on 07/20/2018 at 02:34 pm
Gracious Heavenly Father, I come to you in thanksgiving this morning. Thanks for the breath of life and all your glorious beauty in this world. May you give me strength to endure this life. Please grant me the courage and confidence to stand for You. Do not let me waver in the face of evil but hold true to You and Your Word. For if you are for us, who can be against us. Please guide my feet on the path you have laid before me. Let me run the race of life with endurance to reach the prize, which is the place You have prepared for me. Allow the Holy Spirit to work through me to reach others and give me wisdom when opportunity presents itself. I ask of all this in the name of Jesus. Amen
on 07/20/2018 at 01:57 pm
Heavenly Father, I humbly approach Your throne of encouragement. each morning I come to You, to study Your Word, spend time in prayer, to prepare for what You will is for me. yet, when I get out in the world, I fail every day, say the wrong thing, act inappropriately, not show love to someone... then the next morning I meet with You in my broken and busted body, to have You rebuild me to do it again. Father thank You, for the encouragement You provide each day, I am much better today than I was 25 years ago. my faith is stronger, I know less and need Yahweh more. I depend on You Lord, to get me thru the stressful situations, to serve those I am surrounded by, and bring honor to Your name. may my life reflect the loving compassionate sacrifice Jesus Christ displayed to the people He came to serve. Amen.
Boyce Moses
on 07/20/2018 at 01:56 pm
Loving God, we come to You today to thank You for giving us the endurance to finish this race called life. Let us steadfastly continue on until our final reward of life with You. Let us serve You with joy and enthusiasm in our heart. Every day let us be a good example of Your unfailing love. Praying in the name of love, Jesus Christ. Amen

DAY 201: How To Build Endurance of Faith

His pleasure is not in the strength of the horse, nor his delight in the legs of the warrior; the Lord delights in those who fear him, who put their hope in his unfailing love.  ~ Psalm 147: 10-11

God clearly isn't impressed with how much we can do without Him. God delights in our dependence upon His unfailing hope and our desire to stick with Him.

How to stick with God for the long haul?  Endurance.  And like training our body, we train our faith to build endurance.  How to do it?

  1. Standing up for God and believing in His truth
  2. Walking with God through steady prayer and worship
  3. Exercising your faith by serving others sacrificially
  4. Training your heart and mind through the disciplines of faith
  5. Running the marathon and going the distance with God
  6. Finishing your life strong.

What will you do today to strengthen your dependence upon God?