The Bible says this about itself in Hebrews 4:12: “For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.” (New King James Version)
I always looked forward to family holidays as a child. Our holidays included our large extended family of four generations. My great-grandmother, grandparents, parents, aunts, uncles, cousins, siblings, friends and neighbors were a part of these holidays. Our traditions of gathering together continue although the locations and participants have changed throughout the years. I consider these gatherings as one of life’s many blessings and we value these traditions deeply.
“For this reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of my hands. For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline.”
2 Timothy 1:6, 7
This article is about encouragement and perseverance.