15 September 2016 Last updated at: 3:45 AM
Devotion: Endure and get the Prize
Psalms 126 : 5-6 ” Those who sow in tears shall reap with shouts of joy! He who goes out weeping, bearing the seed for sowing, shall come home with shouts of joy, bringing his sheaves with him.”
Sowing period will never be a desirable period. Every farmer endures all the undesirable circumstances in the time of sowing in order to reap at the end. Whatever you do is a seed for the future. Some of our seeds are: Giving, studying, talking, praying, training and exercising, and others. When you are sowing into your future, it may not be desirable period. It may be a painful even producing tears but its necessary because it will cause you to come back joyfully with harvest.
Endure hardships and you will get right results. 2 Timothy 2:3-4, “You therefore must endure hardship as a good soldier of Jesus…” There is a reward in endurance and only those who endure to the end qualify for the reward.Matthew 24:13 “But the one who endures to the end will be saved.”
You are blessed when when you endure and get ready for your crown. James 1 : 12 ” Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him.”
And remember Psalm 30:5 … “Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning.”