This post was originally released during the Resolute series in January 2014.

It takes persistence to hang on to hope as God purifies our hearts!

God desires a heart that is fully committed to Him. A life focused on Him. A life lived fighting to become more like him. A life lived humbly before God. When you follow Jesus you are in the process of becoming more like Him. We should start each new day by turning our hearts to God and saying, “God I want what you want!” Let these words from the book of James ring in your mind today.

“So humble yourselves before God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Come close to God, and God will come close to you. Wash your hands, you sinners; purify your hearts, for your loyalty is divided between God and the world. Let there be tears for what you have done. Let there be sorrow and deep grief. Let there be sadness instead of laughter, and gloom instead of joy. Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up in honor.” – James 4:7-10

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