Aim High

“No soldier gets entangled in civilian pursuits, since his aim is to please the one who enlisted him” 2 Timothy 2:4

The redemptive work of Christ saves us from “civilian pursuits” and brings us into the pursuit of Him. In our pursuit of Him we become disentangled with other things. The immensity of the love of God frees us from the love of the world. There is something captivating about Him that renders all other pursuits vain and empty.

“Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant in search of fine pearls, who, on finding one pearl of great value, went and sold all that he had and bought it.” Matthew 13:45-46

Brian Troxel

The River

The River

Oswald Chambers

“A river reaches places which its source never knows. And Jesus said that, if we have received His fullness, “rivers of living water” will flow out of us, reaching in blessing even “to the end of the earth” (Acts 1:8) regardless of how small the visible effects of our lives may appear to be. We have nothing to do with the outflow— “This is the work of God, that you believe…” (John 6:29). God rarely allows a person to see how great a blessing he is to others.”
– Oswald Chambers

The dandelion sends forth its seeds profusely, freely committing them to the ways of the wind. So also those who sow in tears, sowing often in thankless conditions yet God’s Word declares they… “shall doubtless come” loaded with the harvest of their sowing.

“He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him.”
Psalm 126:6

Brian Troxel

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