March 9, 2009

Seeking the Reward




It's been a while since I participated in Joanne's Memory Monday. I'm sorry I got away from it, and I'm glad to be back.

So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded. You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what He has promised.
~Hebrews 10:35-36

As I pursue trusting God this year, I'm learning to lean on Him for some pretty big things. He's been incredibly faithful so far. Am I surprised? To tell you the truth, sometimes I am.

According to the world, I should've given up on going to Peru...or never signed up to go in the first place. There are "signs" everywhere warning me to stay away from this trip.

According to the world, we should be cowering in fear that R's going to lose his job as his employer makes cutbacks.

According to the world, we should be full of discontent and envy.

I don't want my life to be defined by the world, but by THE WORD. If I can determine to fix my eyes upon Jesus and His Word, I will receive the reward He's promised. I don't know exactly what that reward is yet, but I can tell you that I want it.

More than anything.





6 comments:

Joanne (The Simple Wife) said...

AMEN!

Perseverance keeps coming up in my reading. Hmm...maybe I need to pay attention!

Joanne

Janet said...

"I don't want my life to be defined by the world, but by THE WORD." Well said. I appreciated this encouragement.

Lisa writes... said...

Amen once again, sister!

mholgate said...

Great thoughts. That is my memory verse for the first half of March. I grabbed it from Beth Moore at Living Proof Ministries.

May God continue to meet you on a personal level as you read and memorize His Word!

-Melissa

Carrie said...

AMEN!

Lora said...

Amen! We live in an opposite world according to the the world's opinion.