Monday, August 25, 2014

Follow Christ

    Would you consider yourself to be one of Christ's loyal followers?  If you are one of Christ's disciples, be loyal to Him and only to Him.  Being a follower of Christ means that, as Christians, we must eradicate any number of things that might fritter us away from the one true Center.  But be aware of the chastises and prejudices that may be put in place of Christ's sovereignty; prejudices of doctrine, of conviction, or experience . . .
    When we tread on the path of Christ, slowly and steadily we begin to notice that He is building our spiritual and moral character along with intellectual discernment--these develop together; if we push one at the expense of the other, we shall get out of touch with God.
    Jesus said, "I am . . . the First and the Last."  Is Christ the first and the last of your personal creed?  The first and last of all you look to and hope for?  The disciple of discipleship has to be delayed until we learn that God's barriers are put there not by sovereign deity only.  They are put there by a God whose will is holy and absolute, and who has told us plainly, "not that way".

"No life ever grows great until it is focused, dedicated, and disciplined."
 . . . . choose to follow Christ.

"Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after Me,
let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me."
Matthew 16:24

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Years into Eternity . . .

"The few little years we spend on earth are only the first scene in a divine drama that extends into Eternity."

- Edwin Markham