Perseverance

August 30, 2014


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SCRIPTURE

Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.

~James 1:4, NIV

QUOTE

By perseverance the snail reached the ark.

~Charles Spurgeon

my two cents worth.

Eugene Luther Bailey

Eugene Luther Bailey

Perseverance is steady persistent course of action in the pursuit of an objective in spite of difficulties, obstacles, or discouragement. Perseverance has nothing to do with you playing video games for 40 hours a week or watching 12 hours of football on Saturday. Perseverance is not a passion or an addiction. Perseverance is not getting hooked on some time-killing, non-productive passion that is driven by your self-interest: Perseverance is going to work when you don’t feel like working but you have some little folks running around your house who need groceries, diapers, lunch money and a lot more. I know a man who came home from WWII and couldn’t find a job. The only thing available was pushing a wheel barrow for 37 cents an hour. He took the job because he had three children and another on the way. He worked two years as an apprentice for a cement mason and then he finished concrete [hard work] for the next 30 years. Like Big Mama, he retired on the first day that he was eligible. One of the first things he did upon retirement was to visit his son and daughter-in-law who were in Seminary. His son said, “Daddy, I am surprised, I thought you loved finishing concrete.” He said, “No son, I don’t think anyone loves to finish concrete. It was the only way I had of providing for you children.” Perseverance is that ability to keep on keeping on in spite of the hardship and it is never driven by self-interest. To be accused of perseverance, you need a noble cause.

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  • Steve Tanner fail again and has a head injury, he is in one of the units at Huntsville Hospital. Pray for Vellene and family.
  • Breakfast went well and so did Senior Adult Luncheon.
  • Gary White is leading a Team to Bro. Bryan’s Mission In Birmingham. June and I had intended to go but I will most likely be going to Huntsville first.
  • Remember: no Deacon’s meeting in the morning. LCBS at 9:00 and worship at 10:15. Coffee, Donuts, Biscuits and OJ at 8:30.
  • Miss Clara is not feeling good.
  • Pray for Johnny and Betty Burnett: they are in Birmingham with Betty’s cousin who is critical.
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