Week 6: Day 29 Endurance
Week 6 of Lent
Day 29 Focus: Endurance
Level 1: (5 Minutes) Our focus for this week is on endurance, and how we help each other through difficult times. As you pause today reflect upon what it means to endure.
Level 2: (10 minutes) Do Level 1. After Reading the scripture adaptation, highlight any words or phrases that speak to you about endurance.
Adapted from James 1. Dear Lord, today I ask for endurance when my faith is tested, knowing that endurance will have its perfect result, that You may find me complete, lacking in nothing for You. If I lack wisdom, please provide me with knowledge of Your ways. If I lack in faith, remove my doubts. If I lack humility, instruct me to be humble. Bless me with perseverance, so that I may receive Your crown of life. I know that every good thing bestowed and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father, with whom there is no variation or shadow. Help me to be quick to hear, slow to speak and even slower to anger, in all humility to receive Your word implanted in my soul. My desire is to be a doer of Your word, not merely a self-deluded hearer, so that I may receive Your full blessing in my life. I ask all of this in the name of Jesus. Amen.
Level 3: (15 minutes) After pausing to breathe, reading the Scripture prayer, and marking the part that speaks to you, write about a time that someone helped you.
Level 4: (30-60 minutes) This scripture is really spot on for me today. Travel and computer issues have complicated my life—so I missed posting devotions last Wednesday through Saturday. It seems Facebook thinks my postings are spam—and to make matters worse—when I opened my documents this morning all but two were gone. I will seek some computer help today. So I really am focused on “asking for endurance” as well as “perseverance” and I humbly admit—I need help.