Lego Lessons
welcome to today's encouragement from our daily bread reading titled Lego lessons was written by Dave branon
 approximately 10 Lego pieces are sold for every person on Earth each year more than 75 billion of the little plastic bricks but if it wasn't for the perseverance of Danish toy maker Olay Kirk Christiansen there wouldn't be any Legos to snap-together Christensen toiled away in billund Denmark for decades before creating why God which means play well his Workshop was destroyed by fire twice he endured bankruptcy and the World War II that caused the shortage of materials finally in the late 1940s he landed on the idea for self-locking plastic Bricks by the time old Laker died in nineteen fifty-eight Lego was on the verge of becoming a household word
 persevering in the challenges of work and life can be difficult that's also true in our spiritual life as we strive to grow to be more like Jesus trouble hit and we need God strength to persevere in James chapter 1 James Road blessed is the one who perseveres under trial sometimes the trials we Face our setbacks in relationships or finances or health sometimes their temptations that slowed us down in our goal of honoring God with our lives but God promises wisdom for such times and he asks us to trust him as he provides what we need
 through it all when we allow him to help us persevere in honoring him with our lives we find true blessing
 today's our daily bread devotional scripture reading is from James 1:2-4 12
 consider it pure joy my brothers and sisters whenever you face Trials of many kinds because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete not lacking anything if any of you lacks wisdom you should ask God who gives generously to all without finding fault and it will be given to you but when you ask you must believe and not doubt because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea blown and taught by the wind that person should not expect to receive anything from the Lord such a person is double-minded and unstable in all they do
 Believers in Humble circumstances ought to take pride in their High position but the rich should take pride in their humiliation since they will pass away like a wild flower for the sun rises with scorching heat and whither is the plant its Blossom Falls and its beauty is destroyed in the same way the rich will fade away even while they go about their business blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because having stood the test that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him
 let's pray
 dear Jesus we know about perseverance from studying your life may your example be our guide When Trials come our way help us to trust you and every circumstance thank you Lord it's in your name we pray amen
 thanks for listening today I'm Steven and today's encouragement was provided by Our Daily Bread Ministries