“Keep on being faithful to what you were taught and to what you believed. After all, you know who taught you these things.” (II Timothy 3: 14, Contemporary English Version)
This is a precious reminder that we often really need. It seems that it’s easy to get inspired at one moment, aflame with energy and gratitude and eagerness to go forward in our understanding, and then to lose that devotion and desire.
The world would try to distract us and personal sense would accuse us of being too slow, too flighty, too busy, too overwhelmed to be able to stay true to our vision. But the fact is, it is not our vision. In fact, it is not our capacity or the perfect human situation that makes the Truth enduring and available and demonstrable in our lives. It is God’s presence and authority. It is His vision and He has given us everything needed to continue in it.
Stay faithful to the awareness that God’s glorious Christ has revealed something wonderful to you. Recognize that this consciousness of Love you felt was and continues to be legitimate, for it came of the very Truth itself, to tell you what is real and what is yours. You can renew your consecration daily by remembering what you heard and felt—by consciously, joyfully, gratefully cherishing the message from God faithfully calling you His beloved.
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