Thursday, October 18th


“May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you the same attitude of mind toward each other that Christ Jesus had, so that with one mind and one voice you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. - Romans 15:5

 Dear God, I love how this verse calls you the God of endurance.  You are the one who endures through all of time, through all sinner's foibles, through the wickedness and the good of all humanity - as each generation passes you remain back and keep plugging along with a new one.  I, on the other hand easily quit and take breaks from serving.  Thank you for enduring for me.  I remember when I was a child how if my father or mother would help me with anything I seemed to have renewed endurance.  Please come and help me today so that I endure my situations with strong faith and love because I know you are there helping me. AMEN

 "God calls you to persevere by faith and he stays right there with you to give you the help you need."