Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Follow The Leader (7-9-09)
I received an order from a judge I have been expecting for many months now. Long since I have determined my tactical choice in addressing it. Even still it had a negative impact on my spirit. I think it was the constant assault of lawless arrogant men and the escalation of battle. What my wife calls her monkey mind bombarded me with thoughts of defeat. They were subtle and non persuasive but hung around like a stench. Under this climate I turned to my example: Christ. In Psalms 22 I imagined the constant ridicule of those who possessed power and presumed victory. He held out in hope of God’s promises. With His spirit under that type of grind He moves to praise. I had to follow His lead. As I praised the Lord my eyes of faith began to see this order as the blessing it was. I already knew this and could make that profession with support of scripture yet my spirit lacked the strength to really own it by faith. Somehow praising fortified my spirit with the knowledge of my advocate and what was a truism in thought moved to an “of course” or that state of “Amen.” There was a sound method to the practice of Christ upon the cross. It is the champions course to victory. A victory paradoxical yet profound. I am following my leader and recommend you do the same.