Friday, February 19, 2010

Day 50 Endure

And I will give you the treasures of darkness, and hidden riches of secret places, that you may know that I, the Lord, which call you by your name, am the God of Israel. Isaiah 45:3

This message is timely as I endure with courage the path set before me. The season of transition as our boys leave home is challenging.

But it is also an amazing blessing as Steve and I share our lives together in a new way.

We are not interested in rushing anything with God. We are spending time with Him and listening and learning as we do. We are seeing each other with new eyes and it is good.

God's Word reminds us that he who endures to the end shall be saved.

We plan to endure to the end in our marriage and not give up when it might be more difficult than expected.

In the waiting and the listening, God reveals secret treasures to us.

There is joy and peace in God's power.

Tonight we went to Tacoma to watch our nephew Joe wrestle in the state tournament. There were twenty-four mats with wrestler's on each trying to endure to the end of the three two minute periods.

It will start again tomorrow as these incredible athletes work toward a place on the podium tomorrow night.

I'm praying that Joe gets to be part of that award ceremony. He's worked so hard all year even after having surgery on his knee. But he has endured and tomorrow he has a chance to place in state.

I hope you'll work hard to endure whatever you are going through. God will give you the power.

God Bless Your Heart,


The idea for this blog post came from the February 19th devotional in "God Calling" edited by A.J. Russell.

P.S. Today I ordered the book by A.J. Russell that inspired the two women who wrote these devotions for "God Calling. The book is titled "For Sinners Only". The two women felt a desire to try to see whether they could sit quietly before the Lord on a consistent basis seeking guidance and hearing Him speak.

The "God Calling" book was the result of following the pattern that A.J. Russell described in his book. I'm excited to get it in the mail next week and see how God uses it in my devotional time.

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