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Persistent/Persistence: Continuing firmly, pressing forward or toward a goal; to complete or fulfill a vision (purpose), or course of action in spite of difficulty or opposition.

Phil 3:14- I press (persist/forging ahead) toward the mark (goal, fulfilling, completion) for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.

When we persist we learn to be consistent. We are purposed on fulfilling God’s call and destiny on our lives for the glory and the advancement of His Kingdom. We become tenacious in our faith and trust in our God, His Word and His will. 

When the storms are raging, the winds are blowing and the rain is pouring; we need to know, believe and trust that Jesus, Lord and Savior, is our Shield. He protects us, veils us, covers us, and strengthens us to keep pressing, to keep walking, to keep running, to keep fighting the good fight. 

We are kept safe and secure in Him. That in spite of what we are challenged with, we know that He is with us and for us. For no weapon formed against us in any form or fashion shall prosper. For greater is He that is in us, then he who is in the world. And if He be for us, then who can be against us.

Because He is our God and King; our Savior and Redeemer; our Commander and Chief; our Everything, our All and all. Let us keep pressing, persevering, being consistent in God’s purpose in our lives for the Kingdom is at hand… 

Jesus IS coming. Amen and Amen

Why would you even want to draw near to me Lord, for I am but a sinner doused with the muck and mire of self and the world’s immoral pollution? And yet, Your word says, that if I (choose to by faith to) draw near to You, that You will draw near to me. If this is true Lord, then here I am… moving toward You in the hopes that You will meet me right where I am.

When we allow ourselves to see beyond the black and white of things, of life, of our perspective, we see with the colors that come from a God who spoke the color of life into all things.  For our God is a God of vibrant illumination (Light), and it is His LIGHT that captures our desire to see all things beautiful.  For He is BEAUTIFUL!  

How do you enjoy Valentine’s Day when most of your adult life, you have been told that it is just another day.  And then when your loved one gives you flowers, chocolate and a card, they tell you that they were forced to get it for you. ugh!  Where’s the love, I mean the real, true love that comes from the heart of God through the one in your life?

Only our Lord and God can love us unconditionally, and without measure… because He is our True Love <3

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