Hebrews 12:1-3 (NIV)

Hebrews 12:1-3 (The Message) 

Perseverance is easier to think about and talk about, which is fine, than it is to actually live it.  Some things are worth our pursuit and perseverance and other things are not.  Certainly, persevering in the race of faith is worth everything.

Thank God that Jesus persevered in his love and grace for all the world.  Thank God that Jesus suffered even unto death to serve the best purposes of God completely and faithfully.

What are you doing in your life that is worth your perseverance, your very best?  What are you about in your life that the Lord does not want you to quit?

May you persevere with joy as Jesus did.  We can be encouraged by the Lord Jesus, Savior, Suffering-Servant, the Pioneer and Perfecter of Faith.