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“Here is the perseverance of the saints who keep the commandments of God and their faith in Jesus” (Revelation 14:12).

How simple and sweet this idea is.  Keep the commandments and have faith in Jesus.  That pretty much sums it up.  Too many can’t even get this right.  But we’re not talking about the many here, we’re talking about you.  Are you keeping the commandments to the best of your ability and holding on to the faith the Lord has given you?  Work on these things and everything else will fall into place.

Lord, You know where I fail.  You know that I often lose patience and do not stay the course.  I want to, but I do not.  You know what I need.  Help me in my daily walk so that I look to You and not to the world for the answers.  This world is going to fail but You are forever.  Lead me in the right direction so that I stay in Your arms of mercy and do not fall prey to the beasts of this world.

Lord Jesus, You have come to save me and I need to be saved.  You have come to pour new life into me, and I need Your life.  You have come so that I may learn how to live out Your law of love.  These things I know, but I do not know how to do them.  Pour into me Your Holy Spirit in order that I would live a little more like You each day.  Guide me, Lord, and give me desire to follow where You lead.  Amen.