Last week I attended a pastor’s conference entitled “Don’t Lose Heart” at West Cannon Baptist Church in Grand Rapids, MI. What an encouraging two days. One of the speakers, Joel Beeke, shared several keys to perseverance from the lives of John Calvin and John Bunyan. Here are some of the “keys” I found particularly helpful:
Love your people.
Remember that God has ways to bless us
even when the doors we would have chosen are closed.
Learn from one another.
God can use a God-fearing wife to help us persevere.
Don’t ignore the reality that we have physical limitations.
Have a pilgrim’s mindset.
Remember your hope of glory.