“Because he loves me,” says the Lord, “I will rescue him; I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name. He will call on me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honor him. With long life I will satisfy him and show him
Jesus replied, “Anyone who loves me will obey my teaching. My Father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them.
And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance; for you serve the Lord Christ.
Sometimes in the midst of adversity, in the midst of our pain, we can lose sight of who we are really working for. We can lose sight of what our mission really is. We can lose sight of who we are in Christ. We can even lose sight of God…
But the Lord has been my defense, And my God the rock of my refuge.