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Saturday, July 13, 2013

WHAT ARE YOU WORKING ON?


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As a young man I heard the story concerning Alexander the Great and as the story goes he wept because he had captured the world as he knew it, and there were no more worlds to conquer.

I suspect that this story is more myth than truth but I repeat it to make a point.

If someone asks you "What are you working on?" your answer pertaining your spiritual world should be "Me".  

The nemesis of the Christian is the state of ennui where boredom replaces zeal and his vision perishes.

Paul encouraged Timothy to stir up his "Gift."  The gift within himself for he knew that when the abilities of one cease to be used that stagnation sets in, and for the Christian this is devastating.

The working on one's spiritual life is a lifetime project that is never done and one's last breath should be used for saying, “Still working.”

The writer of the song “Higher Ground” captured this idea in part when he penned the words;

I’m pressing on the upward way,
New heights I’m gaining every day;
Still praying as I’m onward bound,
“Lord, plant my feet on higher ground.” Refrain:

Lord, lift me up and let me stand,
By faith, on Heaven’s tableland,
A higher plane than I have found;
Lord, plant my feet on higher ground.

My heart has no desire to stay
Where doubts arise and fears dismay;
Though some may dwell where those abound,
My prayer, my aim, is higher ground.

I want to live above the world,
Though Satan’s darts at me are hurled;
For faith has caught the joyful sound,
The song of saints on higher ground.

I want to scale the utmost height
And catch a gleam of glory bright;
But still I’ll pray till heav’n I’ve found,
“Lord, plant my feet on higher ground.”


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