Kate said STAY
From that time many of His disciples went back and walked with Him no more. [They did not STAY with Him.] 67 Then Jesus said to the twelve, “Do you also want to go away?”
68 But Simon Peter answered Him, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life. 69 Also we have come to believe and know that You are the Christ, the Son of the living God. [We are going to STAY with You.]” John 6
Recently, I’ve been preaching often to myself. Encouraging myself to stand firm and sure on the Word of God. Because in this shaky, unsure world – IT is the only Truth.
We are living in precarious times. Times of fear and threat.
- Vaccines with chips
- Viruses that can be used to change the entire dynamics of daily life
Do I have what it takes to STAY?
To stay faithful and true to what I know is True and Eternal?
Years ago, Holy Spirit dropped this word into my spirit: ENDURANCE. Today, I call it staying power.
I pray for STAYing power. I pray to have courage. I pray to be brave.
When I was in sixth or seventh grade we lived in South Florida – it was the time of the Cuban Missile Crisis. Those days, we had devotions and prayers over the PA system of our public school. It was my turn to lead the entire school in devotions. I boldly read Matthew 24 and prayed for courage and bravery and a fast end to the scary event.
I find myself praying it now too.
22 And unless those days were shortened, no flesh would be saved; but for the elect’s sake those days will be shortened.
23 “Then if anyone says to you, ‘Look, here is the Christ!’ or ‘There!’ do not believe it.24 For false christs and false prophets will rise and show great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect.25 See, I have told you beforehand. Matthew 24
Father God, in Jesus’ Name – help me to stay strong. Help me to have an enduring spirit. Help me to trust You so inexplicably that my knees don’t shake and I can say NO, NOT TODAY SATAN. Regardless of what that “NO” means. Help me, Jesus, You are the One who holds the words of life and truth.
What are you praying for these uncertain days?