MERRY MONDAY BY PARRIS BAILEY-
“Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection” Heb. 6:1
Many times we can find ourselves just plan stuck. Frank and I call it Groundhog Day. In the movie, Bill Murray finds himself living the same day over and over again. If we don’t watch ourselves we land in a deep rut and then the trouble really begins. Compromise, boredom and offenses are sure to follow. Sometimes we just have to fight to hold onto our joy. We simply cannot listen to the voice of the stranger in our inner ear. Everyday we find the PORTAL so to speak in which we can learn to see the beauty of Christ in everything. Yes, I said in everything. Daily I must choose to taste and see that The Lord is good, for He is working in me a “far weightier glory”. For how long do we press on? “Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ: That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive.”(Ephesians 4:13, 14)
“Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection” Heb. 6:1 Simpson says it this way. “Let us now advance, let us make progress, let us grow in grace, let us not be easily satisfied with present attainments, for, unless we go on we shall surely go back. It is not safe to lose an inch of ground. “We are not of them who draw back unto perdition.” The faintest drawing back may land us in perdition. There is no portion of the Holy Scriptures so filled with impressive warnings against backsliding as this. In two of its leading chapters, the sixth and tenth, we are told of the peril of the soul that falls away, and the only remedy against falling away is to go forward. Are we going on? And are we going unto perfection? Is our goal the very highest? Are we aiming at nothing less than the highest possibilities of a life of faith and service for God? Nothing less is safe, and nothing less is worthy of our high calling and our exceeding great and precious promises.”
God creates in us a hunger that only He can fill. He wants us to stretch ourselves into deeper realms of glory, deeper realms of reaching out to people. Groundhog Day just isn’t acceptable to the Christian. Our battle cry is still the same! Reaching out to a dying world with the message of Redemption. My advise to you if you feel well bored? Dive into the word of God, find a good church that will actually challenge you and PRAY THAT THE LORD WILL SEND HIS FIRE! FRESH WIND FROM HEAVEN. Anything else is just not acceptable.