HANGING IN THERE! ~ C
'remain true to the Lord with all your heart.' (Acts 11:21)
Among many other themes, Charles Spurgeon reflected upon seafarers and their habits. One such habit he explored. A compass needs be set aside that seafarers do not become lost.
The compass on board an iron vessel is very subject to aberrations. Yet, for all that, its evident desire is to be true to the pole. True hearts in this world and in this fleshly body are all too apt to swerve, but they still show their inward and persistent tendency to point toward heaven and their God.
On board iron vessels it is a common thing to see a compass placed aloft, to be as much away from the cause of aberration as possible; a wise hint to us to elevate our affections and desires. The nearer to God the less swayed by worldly influences.
The good Lord seeks to share His holiness with each disciple, to set disciples apart. Without holiness no one will see Him.
Holiness is separation from corruption, so I don't trip up.
My faith persists when I move farther and farther away from this world, and refuse to be drawn to its indulgent ways. These become alien to me.
When I have cast my heart heavenward my eyes will follow, holding Him ever before me. It is then that I am surely hanging in there - holding tight.
I have set the Lord always before me; because He is at my right hand, I shall not be shaken. Therefore my heart is glad, and my whole being rejoices; my body will also rest secure. (Psalm 16:8-9)
Today's Soul Snippet:
'With God in front we shall leave difficulties in the rear, transformed into memorials of victory.' ~ Charles Spurgeon
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