Once upon a time a friend of mine died. She told me God received her into heaven where she met Peter. He welcomed her and showed her around heaven. It was the most beautiful place you can imagine!
They came upon an area with the most beautiful boxes you have ever seen. My friend asked, "What are those beautiful boxes?" Peter answered, "Those belong to all of God's children." She was so excited to find out if she had one. "Yes," Peter said, "Over there - that's yours with the blue and rainbow colors." "Wow," said my friend, "May I open it?" "I would not," Peter advised. But my friend insisted.
When she opened it, inside she saw everything she had never asked God for, but had always wanted. Overwhelmed, she exclaimed, "All I had to do was ask God and believe and wait on Him for all of this?!" "Yes," Peter replied, "God was waiting for you to ask, believe, and persevere for these with Him and He would have given you the Power to Persevere until it was His Divine Timing."
God reminded me that we all have desires in our hearts. We have longings, wants, prayers, and questions that He alone can answer! His desire is to answer us and give us the desires of our hearts. God reminded me that in Jeremiah 33:3, He says to call upon Him and He will answer.
I decided right then and there, when I get to heaven, I want my box to be empty! How about you?!
If you are having a hard time persevering through your trials, circumstances, situations, and matters of the heart, then this book is for you. It will help you learn how to receive God's power to persevere so you too will find your beautiful box empty!
P.S. My friend was returned to earth to tell us this story so we may have the opportunity to choose to learn how to find the Power of Perseverance with God.