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Don't Risk Falling Over the Precipice
by Verna Mull 
09/15/10
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The story is told of a little boy who fell out of bed during the night. His Mother asked him why he had fallen out of bed. She got a very simple reply, “I guess it was because I stayed too close to the gettin’ in place.”

Those of us, who have accepted the blood of Jesus as the propitiation for our sins, need to ask ourselves if we are too close to the “gettin’ in place. How much of an attempt have we made to grow in the Lord, or have we tried to just maintain our thought that we are born again, while standing too close to a precipice that we just might stumble into and fall?

Read II Timothy chapter 2:1-10 The apostle Paul is encouraging Timothy to press forward, even if it is difficult. He pointed out that an athlete does not receive a victor’s crown unless he competes according to the rules. This doesn’t mean doing as little as possible, but being solid, knowing where you stand on solid ground, and pressing forward. There is no such thing as standing on a plateau in the Christian life. We are either moving forward or backward.

How much progress do we see in our Christian walk? Are we getting closer to Canaan, or still looking back, and longing for the leeks of Egypt? In Exodus 14:15, God is warning the people to keep moving forward, not looking at the obstacles, and has proved Himself faithful in impossible circumstances as He took them over the Red Sea. God is still the God of miracles. Keep pressing forward, don’t stand on the edge and fall. We must not look back. Remember Lots wife, who looked back and was turned into a pillar of salt.

A little progress is worth more than a life of pretense as to where we stand.

Keep moving forward, it is the Lord’s command.
Be careful how you follow, and just where you stand.
Our God is the giver of underserved life.
Get up and move forward, He’ll take care of the strife
Don’t give up, or stand too close to the edge
God will help us to follow our life’s pledge.


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Thomas Kittrell 17 Sep 2010
I really like this much. God bless. I think I will post an old poem about Lot's wife that your article reminded me of. Again, God bless.
Jacob Gibson 16 Sep 2010
You're so good at writing these devotionals. They're easy to remember, encouraging, challenging, and a blessing.




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