Good Friday Exemplifies Tenacity
Today is the day that we reflect on the perfect example that Christ has displayed for us as He endured it all. Our very existence is accredited to the fact that Christ was WILLING to undergo every demonstration of torture that was presented to Him by the adversary. He proved to us that although He was tempted on every hand – in various types of circumstances and situations, He was yet victorious! Therefore, we can be grateful to God that He has given to us the same power to endure. We can be grateful for the tenacity to stand and never succumb to the nonsense of the enemy – without regards to the pressures and intensity of the battle! Father, we are so grateful for Good Friday. Father, we are SO grateful for the indwelling presence of the Holy Spirit who enables us to be triumphant in every situation!
GRATEFUL FOR YOUR TENACITY (© 2003)
Father God, in the name of Jesus, I come to you to acknowledge that tenacity is needed to accomplish your divine purpose in my life. So, I come to you now, EARLY…. At the beginning of this time of my life. Since today is the first day of the rest of my life, I have come at the start of this new season, with the realization that I am in a new “place in life”. For this day has never been seen prior to its awakening. Therefore, I am in a place that I have not yet experienced.
I thank you for your diligence, your perseverance, your endurance, your stamina, your assiduity, your determination - that I now possess to be the warrior that you have decreed me to be.
So now Lord, I stand on Romans 8:36-39 and declare that in all things I am more than a conqueror. I acknowledge that I already have the amount of tenacity required to receive the manifestation of every blessing that you have outlined for me in your word.
I will therefore never permit any obstacle or phenomenon in this life to hold me captive. I will never permit any thought pattern that is contrary to your divine direction to invade my conscience or sub-conscience intellect.
As I have become more tenacious in times of disappointments; You have revealed your unconditional love and security,
As I have become more tenacious while engaged in spiritual warfare; You have revealed your camouflage, shield, shelter, your protection - as well as the ability to uproot every diabolical plan.
As I have become more tenacious in every area of my life; You have revealed the potency, the discernment, the joy, the peace and the fulfillment that are now evident in my life.
Thank you Lord for the manifestation of YOUR TENACITY. …that same tenacity that enabled Christ to endure the cross. Thank you Lord that my mind is in the process of being renewed to the extent that I will be able to bring every thought captive to the obedience of endurance. Thank you Lord that because of Christ’s tenacious examples, I have the ability to be tenacious in every area of my life.
Therefore, I WILL endure the pain, ridicule and rejection that accompanies my cross – just as Christ endured.
I WILL embrace every opportunity to exhibit your love to the unsaved while on my cross – just as Christ did.
I WILL rise triumphantly from my cross – Just as Christ did!