Our destinies, as Christians, does not
reside in safe harbors, but out in the open sea!
Once again our attention is drawn to the purposes of God, verses our wants and desires.
For as long as I can remember, from the time I was a wee young lad, I have always enjoyed the times my dad would take me to visit the docks, and I had an opportunity to see some Naval vessel, some battle frigate, some destroyer, submarine, or whatever.
That’s just the way I’m wired… I love these things!
So large, so powerful, and so majestic they are; and though I am always thrilled to have the opportunity, even today, to tour these sort of vessels, to go aboard them, which is just so very exciting to me, I become as a kid again; I nevertheless realize that these vessels are not made for the safe harbors, to be moored at the docks.
No, they are meant to sail the high seas, and do battle when necessary, and to always be available and on call for the one who created them… and so it is with you and I!
We too are not intended to be moored in safe harbors either, attached to the docks of our life; and as it is with the battle frigates, we too are meant for the high seas.
Not only that, but our God ordained purpose and destiny for our life can never be obtained, as long as we are only willing to remain inside the safety of the harbor. Our lives will never be fulfilled there, as God intends for them to be; not until we are willing to cut our moorings, and launch out into the deep, where our faith can have a chance to be tested, and to grow!
So as this message below states, God in His love often is forced to allow the storms of life to loosen us from our moorings, and force us to launch our faith out into the deep.
You see we weren’t just intended to read of the exploits and experiences of others who have done this before us, many of whom were even once as we are today; but our destiny awaits us out in the open sea, where our own story still remains to be written.
However, before that can happen we must not allow fear to keep us from what we perceive as the dangers of life, and cause us to accept what we think is safe and secure… we must realize that the safety and security that we have, as Christians, can only be found in Christ, as we launch our faith out into the deep, where Christ is, and follow Him, as we are about doing our father’s business! Selah
Let us follow Christ’s example in these areas, and let go and do likewise!
Have a wonderful day!
Sent: Tuesday, June 08, 2010 1:30 AM
Subject: My Utmost for His Highest: “What Next?”
What’s Next To Do?