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Thursday, January 1, 2015

Pressing On

Why does anger show itself so vehemently?

Why do we allow it to supersede God’s Presence in us?

Why does our flesh nature -- our old self that we gave up -- rear its ugly head at times when we definitely don’t want it?

Why is our spiritual nature – our new self that we seek, that we gravitate to and for – often hidden?

Sometimes, when studying God’s Word and listening for what He might have to say to us, we hear. We are grateful for His mighty words of wisdom.

Other times, however, although we may listen and we may hear, we also remember words said by others, unnecessary words spoken that send up a red flag and result in anger.

Why can’t we just let go of the words, the comments that we have made wrong assumptions about? Just let them flow off our back. Relax. Be still. Be mindful of God.

We need to rearrange our perceptions, our misconceptions.

I struggle with this. I know where I want to be and need to be and where God wants me to be. I go up and down. On a hilltop, blessed and secure in God’s love for me – and in a valley, darkness dulling my senses.

It is a journey we all travel.

None of us have reached perfection. Only Jesus is The Perfect One and it is Him we strive to be like.

I must press on, continue seeking all He has to say to me and there is much. It is unending.

As Paul writes (Philippians 3:13a-14), and it is true,
“forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.”

2014 has passed -- A new year upon us.

What will your 2015 journey be like? Who will guide you along the way? What will be your response?
(c) Cathy Orrick Luders

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