August 06, 2010

The Power of Persistence

(by Glynis M. Belec)

I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. Philippians 3:14

Rebecca is sixteen years old and she has Down Syndrome. I have been working with Rebecca for two years trying to teach her to add. Recently she learned how to add zero, one and two to a number.
It was a long road but Rebecca never gave up. She worked hard. Rebecca realized and reached her goal. We both rejoice at her accomplishments.

One heavenly day all believers will rejoice, too. But this rejoicing will not stem from any earthly achievement. When we press on and persevere in our faith and make our motivation, trust in Christ Jesus, we win! The Prize is ours.

But what does it mean to press on in the faith? It means to pray and to read the Bible; it means to discover God’s voice and heed God’s direction; it means to put our trust and hope in Christ alone. Think about what helps you honor the high calling of God in Christ Jesus? Never give up.

By perseverance the snail reached the ark…Charles Spurgeon

1 comment:

  1. Heartwarming! I like the snail at the end too.
    Pam M.


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