Tuesday, November 17, 2009

focus.

"When we choose to walk with God rather than of the path to handfuls of other options, we find His perfect will for our lives. We find our promised land." ~ Beth Moore

the Apostle Paul. oh, how i love him. a heinous past, a miraculous conversion. though he faced rejection, imprisonment and a life of perpetual persecution, he went on to write thirteen of the epistles which would alter the course of human history. why? because God chose him. how? because Paul had but one goal: Christ. if ever there was an exemplary traveler of the narrow path home; certainly, it would be Paul.

"Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already been made perfect, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus." ~ Philippians 3:12-14
Beth Moore wrote that "we are desperate for simplicity: for a hundred things to narrow down to one." for the various paths throughout the course of our lives to narrow down to just this one: the narrow path home. yes, i am desperate for simplicity. and perseverence. and focus. but daily, i live in desperation for His grace and that, is the only thing that keeps my feet moving.

1 comment:

  1. Very beautifully said.

    When Satan tries to seed doubt in my life by throwing up my past, I always look to Paul as an example of how HUGE God's grace can be.

    I'm also blogging at Kingdom Bloggers (http://3forjc.blogspot.com), you might want to check it out.

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