Thanks, Jesus, for the victory YOU bring!
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“I know that You have little strength, yet you have kept My Word and have not denied My name … Since you have kept My command to endure patiently, I will also keep you from the hour of trial that is going to come…” (v 8, 10 NIV)
When I am weak, Father, YOU lift me up. YOU are my true all-in-all, my ultimate Source of all things. How I pray that You would be able to say of me the same that You said above to the church in Philadelphia, that I had “endured patiently.” Since patience is most readily wrought through endurance, I’m sure that there will be and are already quite enough opportunities for me to “endure.” Yet I do know this: YOU are in the midst of every one of them WITH me, as You keep on making me just like Jesus. Amen.