Soul Snack 169/11 ... Learning Life
I have spent my life striving, willing, cajoling, manipulating, seeking, running, advancing and retreating.
I have exchanged my life for the frivolous, the fantastic, the fleeting, the impermanent and the very insecure.
I have conducted my life with joy and tears, love and hatred, envy and grace, honor and pretence.
I have expended my life on stumbling, falling, failing, fleeing, fearing and even loving.
I have experienced through life beauty and betrayals, mountaintops and valleys, ecstasy and anguish.
I have known and been known, sought and was sought, thought and slept, taught and learnt, chastened and been chastened.
I have moved and not settled.
I have been disobedient and obedient.
I have failed to sense me, discipline me and put me last.
I have lied to me, deceived me and indulged me.
I have lived with fame and infamy, planning and chaos, conquering and loss.
I have witnessed the heavens, travelled the earth and been a guest in its bowels.
I have seen too much, desired too long and sought too hard.
AND even the chill of the night and the heat of the day have coursed through my veins.
Yet all this I now count as nothing compared to the unlimited wonder of knowing my Lord Jesus Christ.
This I now know, this I am fully convinced of, nothing on His earth or under His heavens can eclipse the joy of sitting with Jesus, being known by Him and making Him known.
What is more, I consider everything a loss compared to the surpassing greatness of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them rubbish, that I may gain Christ. (Phil 3:8)
Today's Soul Snippet:
My sin is not permanent because my Father's grace is.