Wisdom for the Journey
Before the judgment seat of Christ my service will not be judged by how much I have done but by how much of me there is in it. No man gives at all until he has given all. No man gives anything acceptable to God until he has first given himself in love and sacrifice. A. W. Tozer (1897–1963)
Don’t be deceived into thinking that service alone is what pleases God. He gave His all for you and He wants your all in return. That includes your heart, your respect, and your obediance to the plan He has for your life.
There exists among us, the simplest solution to darkness…and that is light. There is no need to fret and fume and stumble or even curse those areas that cause us grief and uncertainty. From the beginning of time, man’s time, there has always been a solution to darkness. It was clearly spoken by God Himself; “Let there be light” and it was so. So today, what do we do when dark times crop up? We fret, we fume, we complain, we wimper, we yell and scream, we curse at it, we do everything but “TURN on the LIGHT! How do we turn on the light? First we become still. We survey the land/situation. We use our mind and think, we use our voice to pray for guidance, we look past the darkness and use our faith to see the other side. When we get a glimpse of what the light holds, we move toward it. We don’t stay where the darkness is. You can do so much more by acting against the darkness than just sitting in it doing nothing about it. My position, why stumble in the dark, when you can stand in the light?