“You have persevered and have endured hardships for my name, and have not grown weary.”Revelation 2:3
Kevin and I have been employed in ministry for 25 years; sometimes we feel weary. There may be days when the work of “ministry” that the Lord has you in is overwhelming, too. In the book of Revelation, John speaks encouragement to us today. To the church in Ephesus, John was to say that their hard work and perseverance for the name of Christ had not gone unnoticed. Because their motivation was doing all for Christ’s name, they could carry on and not be drained.
Remember that the name of Jesus is the motivation behind your works. Are you worn out? Focus again on your “first love.” You are His first love, after all, and for His great namesake He will never grow weary of you.
“Till then would I your love proclaim/ with every fleeting breath;/ and may the music of your name/ refresh my soul in death.” (John Newton, 1774)
Bible In A Year
- Exodus 11-12
- Psalm 31
- Mark 11