Life isn’t a sprint, it’s a marathon.  Where speed is essential for sprints, speed must be tempered with endurance in marathons.  Another great need in the Body of Christ today.

Rev. 2: 10 Do not fear any of those things which you are about to suffer.

God is in the process of raising up, strengthening and establishing a Body that will not only have the agility and quickness to respond to an ever changing culture with truth but a Body that will have endurance, staying/lasting power to go through whatever is thrown at them; in particular persecution.

As with the Church of Smyrna, there are those who will be able to face and endure martyrdom for the sake of the Gospel.

“Lord enable us to have endurance, living for You and Your Kingdom over the long haul.”