Remember why we can live our lives even in the midst of trials and tribulations with joy? We know how things turn out when we allow perseverance to finish its work. Choose to live with unwavering hope no matter what so that perseverance can finish its work and you will be complete and lacking nothing!
Firstly, perseverance means living with the hope that never dies! Secondly, perseverance refers to the ability to continue hoping and working towards a goal despite challenges, setbacks, or obstacles. Finally, let endurance have its perfect result and do a thorough work, so that you may be perfect and completely developed [in your faith], lacking in nothing.
Today we reach the last day of the devotional my brother Peter invited me to join him on the journey towards Easter. So let’s check out what day 6 has in store for us to grab a hold of in preparation for tomorrow being Easter.
“Based on the cinematic study The Easter Experience, this devotional will leave you thinking Easter changes everything. Themes include redemption, forgiveness, compassion, and love.”
The plan I am joining my brother Peter in comes to us from City on a Hill and so I would like to thank them for this plan and Peter for the invitation to join him through this via Bible.com. I look to share what I learn and consider how we can apply it to being dads.The Easter Experience (bible.com)
Perseverance is possible because of the resurrection of Jesus
So today, let’s choose to be doing the good works God has prepared in advance for us to accomplish. Let’s lean into God rather than our own understanding when we are facing trials, troubles, challenges, and obstacles trusting God and acknowledging Him so that He can show us the way to go. Let’s persevere by considering it pure joy no matter what comes our way and make today a Happy Today, no matter what!
Perseverance with unwavering hope
I Have a Hope that Never Dies
- Today’s devotional points us to why we celebrate Easter and why we can have hope that never dies when it says “Life without the empty tomb would be hopeless.“
- We have our faith and Christianity because of “the truth of the empty tomb“!
- It’s not about a good guy but rather it is about Jesus who is the way, the truth, and the life, the only way to the Father!
- Jesus fulfilled all the prophecies of the savior which includes the promise of the resurrection!
- Today’s devotional point to Mary and can you imagine what that experience would be like?
- “Mary Magdalene saw it with her own eyes though. Mary Magdalene, the woman who was once possessed and didn’t know hope until Jesus found her, was the one to first see it with her own eyes. And not only did she see the empty tomb, she saw Jesus. Jesus came to her and spoke her name. He simply spoke her name and things changed for Mary Magdalene. Hope had come back into her life. When he walked out of that tomb, Jesus brought hope to the hopeless. He conquered death. He conquered death.“
- So let’s grab a hold of what we read above from 1 Corinthians 15 and pause for a moment as we reflect upon verse 55:
- ‘O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting ?” ‘ 1 Corinthians 15:55
- Today’s devotional points to the reality that “Our victory is in Jesus. Our victory is in his life, his death, and, praise God, his resurrection. The resurrection means everything. The resurrection validates that Jesus was who he said he was. It validates every word Jesus ever said. It shows us that Jesus can be trusted. He does what he says he will do.“
- So let’s receive this truth and allow “the resurrection gives us unbreakable hope“!
- Let’s be the dads who “say yes to that hope today“!
- Let’s be the dads who “live fully today because of the victory we have in Jesus“!
- Today’s devotional closes with the following challenge: