The Tenacity Test

It took Noah years, even decades,  to build the ark before the flood (we don’t know the exact timeline, but it was LONG!).   Preparing for what God has called us to do sometimes takes longer than anyone of us ever imagined.   During preparation, we need the tenacity that Noah demonstrated.  The “Tenacity Test” is Day #3 of The Next Level.   Tenacity is also recognized in the Bible with words like faithful, steadfast, firm or fixed.   When it comes to the spiritual journey, these characteristics are necessary.

There is a passage in the book of James that talks about the return of the Lord.  However, I pray this Scripture on a regular basis over my ministry and the church.  It kind of have a second meaning for me, especially when it comes to the tenacity I need to hold on to God’s dream for me:

“Be patient, then, brothers until the Lord’s coming.  See how the farmer waits for the land to yield its valuable crop and how patient he is for the autumn and spring rains.  You, too, be patient and stand firm, because the Lord’s coming is nea
r.”
– James 5:7-8

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