Sent to me by a friend

Here’s a devotion from Beth Moore that a friend sent me and that really spoke to me this evening, after a very difficult day:

My Scripture in my quiet time was Hebrews 10:35-36 out of the New English Translation and I’ve been saying it all week over myself, my loved ones and anybody who would listen. Maybe you could use it, too. Here goes:

“So do not throw away your confidence, because it has great reward. For you need endurance in order to do God’s will and so receive what is promised.”

Don’t pass over it quickly or lightly…even if you heard it years ago. Absorb what it’s saying. God has made us certain promises that we will only see fulfilled on the other side of a demanding climb. We’re going to have to sweat this one out and feel the burn in our limbs but the reward is going to be “great.” There is something God wants to give you, Beloved, but He’s purposely requiring tremendous perseverance from you in order for you to have what it takes to receive it rightly. Humbly. You will need ENDURANCE to do His will in this particular situation. It will not come easy because it’s too good to come cheap.

In order to try to stop you, Satan is attacking your confidence. Making you feel stupid. Ill-equipped. Or just plain ill. DO NOT THROW AWAY YOUR CONFIDENCE. Without Christ you can do nothing but, with Him, you are capable of things you’ve never dreamed. All surpassing power abides in your jar of clay. Do not shrink back. The God of the Universe looked the world over and found you.

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  1. Thanks, Mary. Yours is the first blog I am reading this morning and you have no idea how much I needed to read this right now. I hope you are ok. Take care.

  2. How wonderful…
    Thanks for sharing.

  3. I needed that today. Thanks so much for sharing.

  4. Wow. I think I needed that for a very different reason…..

  5. Thank-you.

  6. bloginmyeye says:

    I’ve needed this lately too. As one who puts the ‘F’ in the Myers-Briggs feelings archetype, it’s hard for me to ignore my feelings when they don’t align with God’s truth. I know I need to learn this skill though. Thanks for the word.

  7. Thank you very much, Mary. That came right on time.

  8. Just one more reason Beth inspires me. Beautiful, Mary.

  9. That was great Mary.

  10. Just wanted to let you know I am praying strength and peace over your day today. *hugs* Mary.

  11. Just what I needed today. Thanks.

  12. Thanks so much for sharing this scripture. It has helped me a lot the past few days. Thanks for sharing His strength!

  13. Beth Moore is great. I am doing “To Love is Christ.”

  14. Good stuff. Love Beth.

  15. Thank you for this today. I will read it all day long. Judith