June 5, 2016 – Too Close to the Edge

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“We cannot achieve our wildest dreams by remaining who we are” – John Maxwell

     There was a young boy who had trouble falling out of bed.  Every night his father would hear the clunk of him hitting the floor and run into his room to make sure he was alright.  On one particular evening there was no noise; instead the son came running into the bedroom of his father and said, “Daddy, I figured it out, I know why I keep falling out of bed.”  The father replied, “Great son, please tell me why you keep falling” to which the son said, “I am staying too close to where I got in.”
Staying too close to the edge will do that.  The apostle Peter instructs us in his second epistle to “add to your faith…”  The journey for the believer does not end after salvation; it is just the beginning.  The Lord wants His children to grow in grace, to be conformed to the image of Jesus Christ.
The reason why so many Christians have trouble “falling” is because of their unwillingness to go further in their relationship with Christ.  The Lord is not only to be the Savior of our soul; He is to be the Lord of our life.  This means we grow closer in our relationship with Him on a daily basis.  The further we get from the edge, the more secure we will be in our relationship with Him.  The closer we get to Him, the better chance we have of getting a good night’s rest.

Daily Reading: Job 17-20

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