Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Persistence in Christ

Persistence means the act of persisting.

To be persistent means to continue steadfastly or firmly, to last or endure tenaciously, or to be insistent in a statement, request, or question.

This word has been on my mind all morning which I’m assuming has to do with my reading last night ; “No matter how ‘good’ you may be, the only way you can ever be made right with God is through faith in Christ. And no matter how ‘great’ a sinner you may have been, His grace is sufficient for you.”(Lies Women Believe by Nancy Leigh DeMoss). Now, you may be scratching your head thinking, ‘and, why does this remind you of the word persistence?’ Re-read it; ‘no matter how good you are (no matter how long you last or endure, no matter how firm you stand, no matter what you do), you can’t ever be good enough without Jesus Christ. No matter how persistent you are, you alone aren’t going to cut it. For a girl who’s dwelling on her insecurities right now, that stings! But wait… there is another part to this… in the same respect, no matter how unfaithful or weak I am, no matter how quickly I crumble, no matter how I falter, ‘His grace is sufficient.’

It doesn’t matter what I do, good or bad, God loves me. He died for me. And, (best part) he is persistent in his pursuit of me!


  1. I love it! Thank you for sharing your heart - I followed your link from GMG.

    I am SO grateful that one of God's character traits is persistence - He NEVER gave up on me, even when I was in a low hopeless place. He gave me the strength to rise, He has been with me everyday as I walk the road of recovery from addiction. As I draw closer to Him, I'm realizing the importance of persistence in my life; how important it is to my character and how He's teaching me to press on and work through my fears and insecurities. Love how He's so lovingly holding my hand. =)

    You're right, we will never be good enough...He is our good-enoughness!!

    Keeping it Personal,
    Teri Johnson

    ps. love the name of your blog - I've got a bee in my life too!! =)

  2. Amen. Beautiful post, Becca. Visiting from Women Living Well today.