100 Days of Ascent: Week Ten

Perseverance

We’ve come to week ten in our Ascent towards Worship & Creative Conference, where we read, reflect and create from the 15 Psalms of Ascent. This week we have Muchiri Gateri sharing from his experience on the theme of perseverance.

 

God gives us glimpses of what the future could be, but rarely maps out the road there.

Between the decision to commit to the dream God has put inside of us, and actually seeing what fruit God is about to bring, comes perseverance. 

Perseverance goes in tandem with hope. Hope for a preferred future that we have not yet seen. Yet it drives us to hold on to the dream even when things around us doesn’t seem go our way.

With perseverance and hope comes also trust. Trust that God will fulfil his promises. Trust that He will be with us always, no matter what we are going through. 

What if your creativity and art can help others hold on to hope. Maybe we can encourage perseverance through what we create, in a way beyond logic or reason. 

It’s not too late to jump into the #100daycreativechallenge. Share your work and be inspired by others as we reflect and respond to this week’s Psalm and the theme of Perseverance. 

Psalm 129

A song of ascents.

“They have greatly oppressed me from my youth,”
let Israel say;
“they have greatly oppressed me from my youth,
but they have not gained the victory over me.
Plowmen have plowed my back
and made their furrows long.
But the Lord is righteous;
he has cut me free from the cords of the wicked.”
May all who hate Zion
be turned back in shame.
May they be like grass on the roof,
which withers before it can grow;
a reaper cannot fill his hands with it,
nor one who gathers fill his arms.
May those who pass by not say to them,
“The blessing of the Lord be on you;
we bless you in the name of the Lord.”

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