Monday, February 6, 2012
Getting It Right, Finally.
Let’s Face 2012 Head-on and Win Another Victory for Christ.
Some people think that failure can be avoided but it can’t always be eluded, not totally.
Everyone fails and sins. Yes, it’s a sad, cold and sobering fact of life. We’ve all heard of what Alexander Pope wrote more than 250 years ago, when he said, ‘To err is human and to forgive is Divine.’ Which is an old saying that has been around for thousands of years. If you are a human being, you are going to sin.
It’s still the same today as it was in Roman and Biblical times, being human means that you are going to fall short of the Glory of God and that you are often going be more human than you’d probably like to admit.
We all know about Murphy’s Law. Well, here we have another set of rules that deal with being human.
1. In life we are going to have to learn lots of hard lessons.
2. No one can escape from these lessons.
3. All lessons will be repeated in one form or another until we learn them well.
4. If we don’t learn them well and quickly the lessons get harder each time they’re repeated.
5. We’ll know we’ve learned the lessons when we can apply what we’ve learned to bad situations and it changes our resulting actions for the better.
The heart of man generally inclines itself towards the imperfect, so said Norman Cousins. Therefore, you must allow yourself some reasonable space in life to make a few mistakes.
John C. Maxwell, says that there is a positive side to failing, calling it, ‘falling forward.’ Which means that when we fall backwards, if we’ve learned our lesson, it will only serve to move us forward in life.
Life is a long difficult process of learning. It’s like being a student in a life-long university of growing up and getting better. Where God is our Headmaster and Jesus is our Principal and the Holy Spirit is our Teacher. And, our school book is the Holy Bible. What we learn today will help us live better lives tomorrow.
“And thou shalt eat before the LORD thy God, in the place which He shall choose, to place His name there; the tithe of thy corn, of thy wine, and of thine oil, and the firstlings of thy herds and of thy flocks; that thou mayest learn to fear the LORD thy God always,” Deuteronomy 14:23.
“I will praise thee with uprightness of heart, when I shall have learned thy righteous judgments. I will keep thy statutes. O, forsake me not utterly,” Salmo 119:7&8.
“Thou therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus,” Second Timothy 2:1. (Strength and Salvation are found in the same place as Grace and Mercy are found, in the Person of Jesus Christ.)