Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Hebrews 4:14Since then we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. … 10:35Therefore do not throw away your confidence, which has a great reward. 36For you have need of endurance, so that when you have done the will of God you may receive what is promised. 37For,
“Yet a little while, and the coming one will come and will not delay; 38but my righteous one shall live by faith, and if he shrinks back, my soul has no pleasure in him.”
39But we are not of those who shrink back and are destroyed, but of those who have faith and preserve their souls. (ESV)
As we look back, how do we tend to remember ourselves? Do we treasure our accomplishments? Do we regret some missed opportunities or broken relationships? Yet here we are, living our lives as little soldiers of Christ. We are busy with our lives – be it our ministry, family, career, or study. In the midst of our hectic lives, we do not “have time” to pause and reflect upon our spiritual growth. I am not advocating an extra-critical evaluation. Nor am I suggesting a heart bleeding self-apology. It’s just an honest self-assessment before the Lord of our souls – rejoicing in where we grow and admitting what we lack.