My Daily Devotional


Perseverance
Dedicated to my Grandmother Lucy Bailey Napier

“Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance”
James 1:2-3

I have always loved to play golf, and began playing when I was in college, and played on the golf team. I have been fortunate to have played on many of the best known golf courses in the country, even getting to play at the Augusta National Golf Course in Augusta, Georgia where the Master’s championship is played each April. When I play I like to be on the fairway but unfortunately many times I would hit a bad shot and I would find myself in the sand trap. There are things that can get us off course such as an illness, loss of a job, a bad relationship, financial difficulties, the list could go on. But the important thing is how we recover from the pitfalls of life. Getting out of the sand takes perseverance, and many times it is difficult to recover from some of the tragic circumstances we find ourselves in. I can remember my grandmother who, experienced several difficult times, such as breaking her leg while working in her garden. My grandmother was a very tough lady and simply reset the leg herself, and continued about her work. She didn’t let things slow her down, but persevered. Perseverance means steadily persisting to reach your goal despite how you feel, despite the obstacles that get in the way. The apostle Peter, admonishes us to diligently add perseverance to our faith. That is accomplished through fighting the battles and struggles of life with God’s help, confident that he will do what he promised he would do. My grandmother persevered, and I learned from her example. When you find yourself in the sand trap, remember God is with you through your troubles. He will never leave you nor forsake you. His strength to help is always available, just ask Him for help and He will supply all the strength you need. Ask and he will provide. Always persevere and you will reach your goal which should always be an eternal home in Heaven.

May 22
Pastor Robert William Brock Jr.
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About robertwbrock

Robert William Brock, Jr. I was born in Pineville, Kentucky, the son of Robert William Brock and Irene Napier, I grew up in the beautiful southeastern part of Kentucky. I attended Union College in Barbourville, Kentucky graduating with a degree in Business Administration and Accounting. Early in my career I became interested in Health Care Administration and spent the rest of my career in Hospital Administration, where I retired after 45 years. After retiring from health care I have devoted the past ten years to a ministry, having founded and directed the Nehemiah Network, which provides assistance to the needy people in our area, by bringing together the numerous community organizations, churches and businesses to work collectively to meet the community needs. The Nehemiah Network concept has now spread throughout the nation and over 10,000 programs have been developed, in almost all the states, adopting the framework of the Network. I am a published author of 17 Christian books, and have spent over thirty years tracing my ancestors and writing a book about my Kentucky Heritage. My books are listed below: “Our Kentucky Heritage” “My Daily Devotional” "My Daily Devotional Volume II" "My Daily Devotional Volume III" "My Daily Devotional Volume IV" "My Daily Devotional Volume Six" "My Daily Devotional Volume Seven" "God’s Plan for the Family” " God’s Plan for a Father” "God's Plan for a Joy Filled Life" "The Silent Church" "God's Plan For Financial Freedom" "Living Without Sin" "My Kentucky Heritage" "Brock Family Cookbook" All of my books can be ordered at Amazon.com by typing in my name Robert William Brock, Jr. As part of my ministry I write a free daily devotional which is distributed on a daily basis to over 2 million people daily via e-mail. I live with my wife Margaret of 45 years in East Liverpool, where we have resided for over 33 years. We have three children and six grandchildren.
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