The great conviction of my life is this: Everything flows from the presence of the Lord. Everything. If you are experiencing the presence of Christ, you have everything that matters and lasts. If you are not, you have nothing of value.
God has unique blessings for those who fully follow Him, especially in the face of persecution. Other than Christ Himself, Paul was the ultimate example and worthy of study and emulation. Notice what God provided for him as he “fought the good fight, finished the course, and kept the faith.”