Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Perseverance Proven...

"My soul finds rest in God alone; my salvation comes from him. He alone is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will never be shaken." (Psalm 62:1-2)

I have a friend who is going through a horrific time in her life.............. but you would never know it.

She is a ray of sunshine, never complaining, never without hope.....

How is this possible??? I believe it is because she believes the Holy Word of God....





Her trial...... Her perseverance..... Her HOPE.

Her attitude is contagious! Her spirit lifts those around her. She doesn't have to "preach" a word from the Holy Bible to know that she LOVES Jesus. She lives it.

She makes me look at on my own "reflection". Does my life reflect HOPE? Do others see Jesus in me? .........................or is my Spirit so negative, ugly and tarnished, that nothing comes through.... just another "Sunday Go To Church Christian"....

This special friend of mine has every reason in the world to be "BROKEN". She is losing her adult child to cancer, all the while she is taking chemotherapy for her own battle....

If she could give up her life to save her daughter, she would.........................................
But God did not ask that of her, he asked her to persevere....
and in obedience to Him, she has.

What an inspiration! What a testimony! What a faithful servant!

I am blessed to be her friend. I am blessed to be able to pray for her during this time. I can offer her my love and support, but she has given me so much more.......... HOPE.
"Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love Him." James 1:12for Terry and Nikki... You are in my prayers.

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