the hard place

Ever been in the hard place caught between the rock and a hard place. Where you went into a situation that you weren’t supposed to be in. In this place you did things you can never that back. Many soldiers find themselves in just hard place. They did their job and they will never be the same. You don’t have to be a soldier to find yourself there. What do you do? What can you do? God chose a particular person to spread the gospel to the gentiles. His name was Saul of Tarsus, the apostle Paul. Of all the people God could have chosen, he chose Paul. While he was Saul, he was chosen to capture or kill all the people who believed in the Way, Christians. Saul dragged them to prison, men, women and children. Some men he had killed. He did all this in the name of God. He did this until Jesus stopped him on the way to Damascus. His life changed and began following Jesus. At first the Christians didn’t believe he changed but eventually they saw it. There is only one way to go and one person to ask for help. His name is Jesus and to start just call on his name.

Striving

I have always tried to improve myself toward the goal of perfection. I seems that I always come up short. I get frustrated with the trying. Sometimes I throw up my arms and quit. I want to be like Jesus. The Bible says if we try and pursue the goal eventually we will become like Jesus. For we will see Him as he is and be like him. I am the image and likeness of God. God made us in His image. We are not perfect because we are still human. The flesh I live in wars against my spirit. The flesh wants to live its life on this earth. I can’t live the life of the flesh. Anyone who lives that life will destroy themselves. I want the love and approval of my Father. So I pick myself up and try again walking in His path. Eventually I will get there when my life is over on the earth. But all of this isn’t about being perfect. It is about living the life of Jesus on this earth.