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Patient Workout October 23

Revelation 14:12

Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.

Have I reached this point in Scripture yet? No, not yet, but one day, someone may read this that has. Nevertheless, it's something we must all exercise when times of testing and trials come. Patience comes from the Greek word hupomone (hoop-om-on-ay'). It means cheerful endurance continuance. If you drill down a little farther, the word endurance implies the act or instance of bearing suffering, continuing under pain, hardship, or stress.

Jesus knew things in life would not always be easy; many things require us to lift the weight of patience. People and circumstances can give us a real workout sometimes. It hurts when you lift weights, but the burning feeling in your muscles makes it seem worth it when finished.

It's the same accomplishment as enduring a set of circumstances that you did not think you could go through. Jesus is just like your spotter, standing behind you, encouraging you to lift just one more time because He can see the benefit of the pain when all you can feel is the pain.

When it's over (you), the weightlifter, you're all smiles, but I think Jesus wants us to be all smiles while working out. Jesus knows when your last rep will be.

He is: Jehova Uzzi

The Lord My Strength



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