CrossReads Weekly Devotional: Be Persistent and Don’t Stop 11/13/2023

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by Rebekah Beene

Yesterday while we were working inside and out of the house, our fur baby,Rocky saw his opportunity to run out the door. Fortunately, he headed straight for the car, thinking he was going to get a ride. I got him back in the house. But a few hours later he had another chance to escape and did! I called for him to stop, and he almost did. But then he took off even faster, with his little ears a flopping in the wind! Again, he headed straight for the car. So being the good fur mom I am, I got my purse, loaded him up and took him for a ride.  Such a persistent pup deserved that luxury trip he just absolutely loves.
Oh beloved, two things God spoke to my heart while watching Rocky: First be persistent. Don’t let anything keep you from going for the blessing you desire. Second don’t stop. You may hear voices telling you it’s impossible. Just pick up your pace and keep going!
God wants you to know that as a born-again believer, you won’t hear any voice telling you to go for things that aren’t right. He’s not giving you permissive living as a blessing. You can’t live for Jesus and run for the world too. But He is saying your dreams and desires that are godly are from Him. Your joyful living is imperative. Go ahead and enjoy life!  Don’t stop in the middle, even if you have a temporary setback. Just keep your eyes on the prize and continue on.
God loves you and He is for you. He always blesses the righteous. Your help comes from Him. So live your life, dream your dreams, ask Him to show you His will and go for it with all your heart!
Psalm 40:8 I delight to do Your will, O my God, And Your law is within my heart.
Hebrews 13:15 Therefore, let us offer through Jesus a continual sacrifice of praise to God, proclaiming our allegiance to His name.

Matthew 7:7 Ask and keep on asking and it will be given to you; seek and keep on seeking and you will find; knock and keep on knocking and the door will be opened to you.

About the Author:

Rebekah Beene 

In a Christian Women’s meeting in 1983, Rebekah was given a prophetic message that she would write books. Several years ago she began writing stories about special holiday memories and travels, sharing God’s love and care through each story. God has gifted Rebekah with the ability to look at the natural and see the supernatural. Both Rebekah and her husband Danny have a heart to share the Gospel and the riches of life in Christ to everyone they meet. They have served in the local church and in ministry to motorcyclists. Danny is an ordained minister and they both have been Bible study teachers for many years. Rebekah also speaks at women’s retreats and conferences. Her tag line says it all “God loves you and He’s for you”.

My website is

My first book in print is Oh Beloved! Live in the Light of His Word.
Link to buying the book via paypal is on the website.
As well a link to purchasing the ebook on Amazon is there too.
I’m also on twitter @rebekahbeene, tumblr
and of course facebook as Rebekah Beene (Warren) I included my maiden name for old friends.
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