Morning Thought: One of the core distinctions between ordinary and extraordinary people is perseverance. The ordinary give up when trekking through the valley of loss, temptation and death. The overcomer carries on because of the Lord’s resurrection life that dwells within. Today, push on to pursue your heavenly reward, the pearl of great price, Jesus Christ. “Indeed, we had the sentence of death within ourselves so that we would not trust in ourselves, but in God who raises the dead” (2 Cor. 1:9, NASB).