[CF Devotionals] 2018-08-08 - Perseverance and Mercy

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As the summer ends, our son is winding down on his seasonal job, and preparing to dive into Graduate School work. He was not sure, upon completion of his bachelor’s degree, if he really wanted to go that route, but about a month of working full-time hours by selling and delivering parts to automotive vendors (and school loans looming over him soon) changed his mind. ☺ He enjoyed many aspects of the summer work, including knowledge helpful on several levels, the relationships with coworkers, as well as discounted parts for his car made the same year as his older sister's. However, most jobs he checked into and applied for in the marketing field had him a little short of being hired at entry level, without either a bit more experience and/or a master’s in the area. He will continue to work at the parts store on breaks from classes, until receiving that next degree, yet has his sights set on the next level of serving - and with perseverance and God’s mercy, he will rise to the challenges on the path set before him. He plans on completing a certificate program associated with the marketing graduate studies, five or six intense classes over two semesters minimum, as well as securing an internship in the field, as well, to add a little bit of "on the job" experience to his resume.

Are you reaching toward the next challenge, as God leads you through his plan? When things are exciting or stressful, do you remember the mercy He has given, and promises for the future? The good news is that God does not require a resume, but he does ask us to trust in him. When we do, the reward is priceless. ☺

“Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;” (Ephesians 6:18 KJV)

“Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him.” (James 1:12 KJV)

“As you know, we count as blessed those who have persevered. You have heard of Job’s perseverance and have seen what the Lord finally brought about. The Lord is full of compassion and mercy.” (James 5:11 KJV)

“Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others. But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us, even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;)” (Ephesians 2:3-5 KJV)

“Grace be with you, mercy, and peace, from God the Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of the Father, in truth and love.” (2 John 1:3 KJV)


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All scripture reference from the New International Version (NIV) unless otherwise noted.

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