"Do not despise the high calling. Do not take for granted the high calling of God in Christ.
Follow hard after Him. Set your face like flint. Endure hardship. Protect His name. Guard His honor.
See that you do not take in vain His Holy Name, neither profane His Holy Spirit. He is Most High, most Holy: treat Him (regard Him) as such.
If you will honor Him, He will undoubtedly honor you. In due time He will lift you up...if, and only if, you exalt Him and acknowledge Him in all your ways (in your daily lives.)
Bless Him at all times. Remember His sabbath...honor it as Holy, seperate....a day devoted to Him. He desires to meet with you on Sabbath. His presence will intensify, both in your corporate gatherings, as well as time(s) spent alone seeking Him.
Treat others as you would like to be treated. The Lord is with you. He will keep you. He is your protector.
Allow His Majestic Spirit to rule your thoughts. He will purify your thoughts. (And this is much needed.)
Again, I say, cast all your care(s) upon Him. Rely on Him. Trust in His mercy. Grow strong in His grace. Be prepared to give answers to those who inquire of the hope within you.
You may have a seemingly *quiet* hope...but it will be evident, none-the-less.
Resort (go back to) to My hope continually. In My Word you will find much hope. It is a book of hope. Share hope with the hope-less. Confess (say, agree with) hope in the direst (most serious, worrisome), darkest, circumstances.
Stretch your faith to include My moving(s)...My stirring(s). Look for My visitation(s)...My visits to you...to your assemblies (gatherings)...whenever they may occur.
Stop at nothing in your pursuit of Me. Look for and follow (so to speak) My rainbows. Rainbows are a symbol of hope: given by Me, your Heavenly, loing, caring Father.
Yes, you will stumble at times. Do not be condemned. Rise up...go on.
Make it a point to include Me in your daily lives. Beware, for many, many distractions will come. (Many will be *good* distractions.)
Push through the DEBRIS, the HINDRANCES, the OBSTACLES. Press on to the high calling."
####### Message is from 6-19-2005 @ 12:50am
"I press on toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus." --Philippians 3:14
debris = rubbish, ruins, mess, remains of destruction