Don’t quit

Don’t quit today.

If you’re weary, press on.

If your kids are making you crazy, take a breath, tilt your head backward and beg God to fill you with His love for them.

If your work feels overwhelming, put your head on your desk for just a moment and ask for faith to believe that the burden of proving your worth has been taken on by Christ.

If you are stressed about the world around us that seems to be descending into chaos, remember that God is on His throne.

If today feels filled with persecution and tribulation, know this: more is coming.

But there are a number, marked by God, who will come out of this life clinging to the name and cause of Christ.reve

They will be perfectly pure before God – clothed in robes that are white for one reason alone: they have been dipped and washed by the blood of the Lamb.

And this is their destiny:

“they are before the throne of God, and serve him day and night in his temple; and he who sits on the throne will shelter them with his presence.  They shall hunger no more, neither thirst anymore; the sun shall not strike them, nor any scorching heat. For the Lamb in the midst of the throne will be their shepherd, and he will guide them to springs of living water, and God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.” – Rev 7:15-17

That’s how this thing is going to end.

Take a second and let your imagination consider that day with all its joy and glory.  I don’t mean letting your mind consider what it will be like to not be hungry or thirsty or have pain.  That stuff is neat and all, but it’s just a by-product of the real benefit of Heaven.

Revelation 7:15-17 describes the reward of the Cross.  We get to be before the throne of God.  We get to behold Him with unveiled eyes.  We get to serve Him with undistracted hearts.  We are free from any temptation to drink from the stagnant waters of this world, because Christ stands before us, satisfying our longing hearts.

I’m praying right now that you would set your heart and mind on that thought – even just for a moment.

I’m praying right now that God would flood our souls – mind and yours – with enough faith in that day to press on in this one.

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