Sunday, 25 February 2018

More, More, More

The Winter Olympics in Korea come to an end today.
The motto, as always, is Citius, Altius, Fortius, meaning
Faster, Higher, Stronger...
The athletes endeavour to run faster, reach higher, become stronger - generally to achieve  more in their different disciplines.
While we were away at our Conference, the speaker asked us to get into pairs, and talk about one thing we felt that God had put on our hearts during the course of our time in Cheltenham. I was talking with Bob, who said "Your blog-word for the year 'More'..." and he explained what he meant.
The next morning, as we were preparing for the final part of the conference [we always end with a communion service] and someone else was speaking, I wrote this on my notepad

  • dig deeper
  • look longer
  • listen harder

I really felt challenged that I should be digging deeper into God's word, looking longer at Jesus, and listening harder to the prompting of His Holy Spirit. Doing more.
I continue to work at my "40 Acts" Challenges for Lent - some days more successfully than others. Like an athlete who knows that regular training is essential to maintain good performance, and being disciplined about practices is vital, so it is important for a disciple of Jesus to practice what she preaches!

Do you see what this means—all these pioneers who blazed the way, all these veterans cheering us on? It means we’d better get on with it. Strip down, start running—and never quit! No extra spiritual fat, no parasitic sins. Keep your eyes on Jesus, who both began and finished this race we’re in. Study how he did it...that will shoot adrenaline into your souls [2 Timothy 2:5 from The Message translation]

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