Thursday, November 3, 2011

Going One Up In the Power of the Spirit

Reprehensible efforts of the day before, those where we faded into an oblivion of self-pity, weakness or compromise, are swiftly recovered—when the LORD builds beneath our wings the inertia to not only make good, but better.

Recovery from a bad day is altogether simple.

We take what happened and, with our focus now forward, we learn. In that, we repent. Learning is necessarily applying something so positive it’s like a stake in the ground for whenever we approach similar circumstances in the future.

Going one up for the LORD is utilising God’s power to make better than before.

In this, the Holy Spirit is building our character. And instead of self-condemnation we reap for ourselves the blessings of obedience.

Bad days are learning opportunities. God allows them for our good, so we again draw on the Spirit’s strength to become better disciples.

© 2011 S. J. Wickham.

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