If Dogs Could Read

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My Musings – Do you “remember those earlier days,” right after becoming a Christian?  We couldn’t get enough of reading God’s word. praying, attending Church and just being with like-minded fellow believers.  We envied those who were mature in the faith and seemed so knowledgeable and discerning about Spiritual matters.  We wanted to grow up into Christ and be just like them, the envy of other Christians in our wealth of Spiritual wisdom.  Not just in what we knew, but also in how it influenced the way that we lived our lives.  How knowing Christ not only changed our eternal destination, but also our temporal journey until we reached it.

My Advice – How’s it going?  Have “you stood your ground?”  Or, have you “[thrown] away your confidence?”  Have you allowed yourself to be one of “those who shrink back?”  Have you failed to “persevere?” Has the “romance” grown cold?  Have you “forsaken your first love?”  You must “remember the height from which you have fallen! Repent and do the things you did at first.” (Revelation 2:5, NIV 1984).   You may be thinking that you have fallen too far.  That you “are no longer worthy to be called His Son.” That if you tried to return the Father would not take you back. Think again.  You were not worthy when you accepted Christ to begin with, but He took you in.  If you return, He’ll take you back.  He may have let you go your own way, but He never really let go of you.  “But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion for him; he ran to his son, threw his arms around him and kissed him.” (Luke 15:20, NIV 1984).  He’s looking for your return.  He has His eyes fixed on the distant horizon.  Don’t disappoint Him.

Author: thebrewisamusing

I was raised in a Christian family and my earliest childhood memories include regular Sunday school and Church attendance as a family. I was taught that our Judeo-Christian values were not just a part of our Sunday routine they should be part of our character and influence all aspects of our lives. I was also taught that as important as these values were they could not save us. We must also be “born again” by accepting Christ.

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