A Persevering Spirit

Lord, give me a persevering spirit
that sees no limits
or obstacles too great
come what may
help me listen
when my confidence goes missin’
and my faith is shaken
help me hear the voice of your grace and
peace calling me from deep within
when my face is against the wind
help me know it’s the not the end
it’s not over and you’re not done
no, it’s not over
and you’re not done with me yet
keep me like a good promise met
with the same intensity
that you fight for me
help me fight for you
with the same intensity
that you hold onto me
help me hold onto you
give me a persevering
a determined
and tenacious spirit
that sees no limits
or obstacles too great
no matter
what I face

God is calling His people to persevere by faith like never before. Persevere until you stand before the Lord and He says, “Well done my good and faithful servant.” Persevere until you have finished your course and completed all that God purposed you to do. Persevere until your whole family knows that Jesus is the way, the truth and the lifeβ€”whether they accept Him or not. Persevere until you see His glory on full display in your life. The day is coming when you will receive His rewards for your faithfulness and your perseverance. Don’t let go of His hand. Your labor is not in vain.

“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith” 2 Timothy 4:7, ESV.

Prayer: Father God, I love you. Give me a persevering spirit and help me finish my course with joy. Come what may, help me not be moved from my place in you. Help me Lord to keep the faith and keep pressing forward toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. Amen.

(Examples of perseverance: Genesis 32:24-28; Matthew15:25-28; Luke 11:5-8, Luke 18:1-8)

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14 thoughts on “A Persevering Spirit”

    1. Yes Lord Please help me to keep on keeping on. In you’re word. Please give me the strength to go on.

  1. Cover me with your grace n mercy so that l don’t stumble. I desperately need you to help me persevere in this world; for without you i can do nothing.

  2. Thank you Heavenly Father for preserving my heart my sold and my mind. Equipped me Heavenly Father to do your will so that you will will be done on Earth as it is in heaven Thank you lord for keeping me safe and strong in Jesus name.

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    Timothy is called to persevere with respect to his duties as a leader in the church ( 1 Tim 4:16 ). His persevering will result in his personal reputation being saved (cf. 1 Cor 9:27 ), and the people to whom he ministers attaining salvation.

    Similar to Paul’s words in Romans is the text in James 1:3-4. Testing leading to approval or showing genuineness, “develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete.” But an important addition by James is the promise of “the crown of life” to those who, by their perseverance, show their love for God ( 1:12 ). Those who do persevere show their confidence in God’s goodness and care, their sense that God loves them. That is an important motivation for withstanding the trial.

    The list in which perseverance occurs in 2 Peter 1:5-7 is more extensive. This literary form, sometimes called climax or gradatio, was common in Stoicism and Greek popular philosophy, and occurs also in early Christian writings, although it is found otherwise only in Romans 5:3-5 among the New Testament lists of virtues. This example of perseverance is set between God’s gift of life ( 1:3-4 ) and the anticipation of being welcomed into the eternal kingdom of Christ ( 1:11 ). It is because of what God has bestowed that believers are exhorted to employ faith in producing virtue. Each of those listed is the means whereby the next is produced.

    The writer of Hebrews stresses the need to persevere in order to “receive what he [God] had promised” ( 10:36 ). The expression “you need to persevere” underlines the moral effort involved in doing the will of God, and thus being eligible to receive the salvation God has promised (see 11:39 ). In 12:1 the writer calls on readers to divest themselves of everything that would hinder running the race, and persevere, while fixing their eyes on Jesus. He is the supreme model of perseverance, and the one who gives ultimate motivation.

    Because God has bestowed the gift of life by grace through faith, continuance is urged upon believers. Growth into maturity is of the nature of salvation ( 1 Peter 2:2b ). God’s grace continues to uphold and enable. Faith must be nurtured and strengthened. Hope points forward to the eschatological climax of salvation. That which God has prepared as an inheritance of believers can be attained. To those who persist he will give eternal life ( Rom 2:7 ).

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