Patient Praiseful Endurance, 31JUL – #902

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#902, 31JUL

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Patient Praiseful Endurance

It’s a summer of patience, it’s a time of waiting but still working. Pandemic and all, you must say it’s been an interesting year…

PATIENCE is needed – and I’m talking only about grocery store shopping! LOL… I watched a very long line, a very patient set of people… Everyone was polite and surely for the privilege of Trader Joe’s premium food, it was worth the wait. I was just walking by this time, but I know it is good stuff!!! The clerk at the fabric store next door was wiping down the carts as I walked in and later as I waited to check out. She said it takes time if you want to do it right.

It takes time… it takes patience…

“This calls for patient endurance on the part of the people of God who keep his commands and remain faithful to Jesus.” Rev14:12

That scripture is not about shopping, but enduring trial, waiting thru evil in a broken world, and remaining faithful to fulfilling God’s commands, one of which is to share the Good News about Jesus. So, wait we must – but work we must do too – now and for end times. John was given an actual trip into the Spirit realm, to witness what leads up to end times, and to write about what he saw. “Then I saw another angel flying in midair, and he had the eternal gospel to proclaim to those who live on the earth — to every nation, tribe, language and people. He said in a loud voice, “Fear God and give him glory, because the hour of his judgment has come. Worship him who made the heavens, the earth, the sea and the springs of water.” ” Rev14:6-7

Let all those with ears hear this too, so that they will understand – and let us understand how important it is for us to praise, fear God and give Him glory.

John wrote so that we may understand about endurance, be encouraged to remain faithful regardless of the afflictions of evil. We are called to be patient and we are called to shine the light…  So as tempting as it is to be emotionally feeling down and grumpy about our circumstances, we must still be encouraging and uplifting… We must shine even brighter right now…  God is patiently waiting for all of us to worship, to love, and to praise. God is giving us Time for He wants all to meet and be saved by Jesus.

I placed a blue painted rock on the bench near the end of the grocery store entrance line, stating the importance of patience… We need all to focus on God, we need all of God’s plan to reach all. God needs that too… God is very patient, but there will be a time when earthly time will cease… a NEW JERUSALEM will emerge… Jesus says get ready and God surely says about our work:  It takes time if you want to do it right…

Since God is in charge of time, surely we can take time to share the Good News…

Amen

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