The people who know their God shall be steadfast and will accomplish notable feats. DANIEL 11:32 MLB
Wait on Me—be strong. Still your soul in My Presence, breathe deeply of My Spirit, and relax. Watch what I do with galaxies—let Me control the orbit of your life. Rely on Me when life is falling apart—stay calm in heavy traffic. Wait—soar over mediocrity, run from evil, walk beyond weariness.
Worship Me—be steady. If faith brings persecution, persist—hard times refine pure gold. Follow your Great Example, the One called Faithful and True. In all circumstances be joyful, prayerful, thankful, clay in My hands. Worship—give Me your heart, and I will give you Mine.
Want My Word—be studious. Internalize eternal truths; uncompromisingly follow holy principles. Do not carry around opinions; be carried around by convictions. Be a true disciple—keep on obeying My teachings over your lifetime. Treasure the Bible—make it your Textbook for Living.
Work for Me—be sincere. The insincere lose heart and desert the ranks of My army. The sincere take heart and remain steadfastly enthused in My service. Realizing who your Boss is, work diligently—whistle while you work. Do quality work to please Me, not people—My smile will be your reward.
Watch your step—be successful. Temptation is a battleground—doggedly persist and we will win. In your weakness, hold My hand—I will keep you from stumbling. One day you will be like Christ—make a conscious effort today. Watch your step—walk in Jesus’ footsteps and truly succeed. The strategy for victory is profoundly simple—continue.
(c) Pastor Johnny R. Almond Day 292, Gentle Whispers from Eternity
Johnny R. Almond earned a Doctor of Ministry degree from Drew University in Madison, New Jersey and a Diploma in Religious Studies from the University of Cambridge. After pastoring churches for a decade, he served the Air Force as a military chaplain in worldwide assignments. After retiring from the military in 2000, he began serving as pastor in Virginia. He currently serves as pastor of Hull's Memorial Baptist Church in Fredericksburg, Virginia. He and his wife, Beverly, have four sons, three grandsons, and three granddaughters.