1/27/2009 - Persevering

Quiet Time 1-27-09:  Persevering 

Over the last year, several of you have periodically, randomly received a few emails from me that have shared thoughts from my morning quiet time.  This has occurred as I responded to the “nudging” to do so.  However, I have been far less than obedient.  I have only occasionally shared my quiet time.  There have been times I believe God wanted me to share that I haven’t.  I have only shared with a few and the distribution list has been inconsistent.  I believe God wants me to share more often and to many more people.  Therefore, you are receiving this email as part of a distribution list of over 100 people.  I have no personal agenda or intention for writing or sharing my quiet time with you other than a desire to persevere and be obedient.  Revelations 3:8,10 (NLT) says “I know all things you do, and I have opened a door for you that no one can close.  You have little strength, yet you obeyed my word and did not deny me.  Because you have obeyed my command to persevere, I will protect you . . .”    Anything perceived as negative or weak in these emails is a complete reflection of me, anything good or positive will come from the God, He is my strength and the source of all things good.  As Mike Aman, my brother in Christ, says “It’s not me, it’s JIM – Jesus In Me”. 

I ask you to pray for me and with me to persevere in the constant process of growing in faith and renewing trust in Jesus.  As the father of the demon possessed boy prayed in Mark 9:24 (NLT) “. . . I do belief, but help me overcome my unbelief.” 

If you prefer not to receive these emails, please reply and let me know and I will remove you from the distribution list.  I promise I will not be offended. 

As I tell my children each morning . . . make smart choices, love everybody, be a blessing, I love you and have a great day.