Devotions based on Mark Buchanan’s book, Spiritual Rhythms
Jesus is the Man for All Seasons. Even when we are in a winter season, our joy is only thinly hinged on circumstances. When we go through suffering it can make us either sweeter and softer or sour and harder. We are told to take every thought captive to the obedience of Christ. And we can do this only if He is with us and for us in all things and at all times. He is with us in the loneliest places and can help us capture our thoughts. In Philippians we are told to hold on and to press on, in other words to persevere. The reward of our perseverance is fullness, hope, fruitfulness, and participation in His nature. When we lack perseverance we are blind and can’t see the big picture from God’s perspective.
Even when we get knocked down, let us get up and remember He is faithfully by our side and let us Persevere!