Seeking Greener Fields
The habit of seeking betterment through an act of the will is long named a resolution.
None at all can know their future so only one resolution need suffice.
This is a simple thought, a single action; not for the self-made man or the proud. It is for those who enjoy a sober heart and are conscious of a frail body. They fear their own impotence yet still long for the fresher fields:
I resolve to make the Lord my stronghold and my hope alone. For it is in His name betterment is received. (see Psalm 52)
The Lord is my stronghold when:
- He is my refuge, the person I flee to and hide behind. He must be my confidence and trust in a good tomorrow, for I know not what awaits me.
- I no longer wrestle Him and I have dropped all the masks of pretence as Jacob practised.
- I no longer doubt in the times of darkness what He has shown me in the light.
- I trust Him and not my strivings to best water my fields.
But I am like an olive tree flourishing in the house of God; I trust in God’s unfailing love for ever and ever. (Psalm 52:8)
Today's Soul Snippet:
"There is a depth to desiring Jesus that correct theology can never plumb".~ Michael Cartwright
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