Perhaps it may turn out a sang,
Perhaps turn out a sermon.

-- R. Burns Epistle to a Young Friend

Monday, June 27, 2016

Seeking Our Own Level

Teach me to do your will, for you are my God!  Let your good Spirit lead me on level ground! -- Psalm 143:10
This might be a good prayer to start the day.  Being led on level ground doesn’t mean we aren’t striving toward a more perfect communion with Christ.  It doesn’t mean that circumstances will be steady, that disasters won’t occur, or that we won’t be assailed by pain.   

We want to be constant and unmoved in our focus upon the will of God and upon His guidance.  We want to be steadfast in our trust, regardless of the mountains of trials and difficulties that are raised in our path.  Our faith can be level, true, and plumb whatever comes our way.

Water, when it is level, is at rest.  Too often we live below our proper level, on the subnormal, purely physical plane.  The Spirit shows us where we belong.  He takes the pressure off of us and allows us to rise up to reach our “spirit level”, we might say.  We are brought out of the dark underworld into the light. 

The passage into God’s presence isn’t always a straight line.  Like many an underground river, there may be bends, drops and rapids, but, trusting in the Lord, we will reach our destination.

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