“The central reality for Christians is the personal, unalterable, persevering commitment God makes to us. Perseverance is not the result of our determination, it is the result of God’s faithfulness. We survive in the way of faith not because we have extraordinary stamina but because God is righteous, because God sticks with us. Christian discipleship is a process of paying more and more attention to God’s righteousness and less and less attention to our own…”
—Eugene Peterson in
“A Long Obedience in the Same Direction”
My prayer this week: Heavenly Father, I am grateful you stick with me no matter what. Thank you for being faithful. Thank you for being righteous, and for covering me with grace. Help me choose you above all, and continue to remind me that you are God and I am not.