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Time… The Tester of All Things

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1173624_old_timeCould it be, that who we are in the long run… is who we truly are?

You have a will to fly towards the Light now, but will you make it across the ocean? Perhaps this is the reason why Christ calls us to count the cost of following him in Luke 14:28-30. Suppose one of you wants to build a tower. Will he not first sit down and estimate the cost to see if he has enough money to complete it? For if he lays the foundation and is not able to finish it, everyone who sees it will ridicule him, saying, ‘This fellow began to build and was not able to finish.’ Take a look at your life and consider what you revert to over a long period of time.

You’re the pilot of your life.

He was surrounded by darkness. Dark lumbering trees surrounded him like swaying, creaking giants. Rain and debris pelleted the crippled plane and lightning slashed across the sky high above the forest. The dark engulfed him. One of the windows was shattered, leaving him defenseless against the sopping wetness and sudden gushes of wind violently howling through every crack in the plane.

The pilot had miraculously survived the crash, the plane, however, did not. The one-seat, propeller airplane was overpowered by the rage of the storm, it’s white wings silhouetted as the lightning flashed across the night sky. The wind and rain forced the pilot to make a crash landing, a hard one that obliterated both the wings and the nose of the plane. He crashed into the thick of an evergreen forest. He hit the ground with a heavy angle, but by the grace of God he was not only only alive, but also unharmed.

The Canadian countryside was expansive. He was far away from any town on the map. He knew that the will to survive was necessary, but time would test his true will to survive. He’s willing tonight, but he knew that time tests all commitments and devotions.

The commitments we make, whether to Christ, to our spouse, to our employer, is truly tested down the road. The Holy Spirit may ask you “are you truly committed, or was that momentary motivation that lifted you off the runway?” Do we really long for discipleship? Do we really want to see the nations reached? Do we really want to see our family members saved? Whether or not we have our first prayer meeting will not truly determine that, it’s whether or not we go to prayer meeting number 1,001 that will differentiate commitment from hype.

Oh Lord, bless me, keep me. Shine on me Lord, and protect me from falling away. I am as susceptible as any man, but I love you God. Don’t let me fall away.

Could it be, that who we are in the long run… is who we truly are?

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