Friday, August 17, 2012
The spiritual walk has become a run. No more "turtle speed" gear. Now is the time of the "galloping rabbit" gear. What to do with this new velocity? There are two options. Hurdle away from or into the heart of God. Decisions and choices have never mattered so much. They control the rudder of life and fix the trajectory. Where will I run?
It is a sobering question. I can either be terrified by the possibility of falling away or be excited by the prospects of rushing headlong into the depths of Christ. I choose the latter. By the grace of God, I purpose to run to Christ, seek His heart with abandon, and steer my life straight into Him.
"Come, and let us return to the Lord;
For He has torn, but He will heal us;
He has stricken, but He will bind us up.
After two days He will revive us;
On the third day He will raise us up,
That we may live in His sight.
Let us know,
Let us pursue the knowledge of the Lord.
His going forth is established as the morning;
He will come to us like the rain,
Like the latter and former rain to the earth.”
Hosea 6: 1-3