April 09, 2005

The (other) Choice

The first choice is when I excepted Jesus into my life. It was a big one. The second choice is almost bigger in a way...
and it has to be made afresh every single day...

i think how easily it is for me, as a Christian, to take an easier road-to walk through each day without any "conflict" or "hardship"...indeed I am almost horrified at how easily I blend in with the world around me...how easily days can pass without any shining of any light in any of the dark places that I see....No, instead I must choose a Higher road...a higher calling....even if that means living a "normal" life, doing a basic job, living with my family... in a little town in Texas that has really hot summers and lots and lots of baptist churches...all because that is what I am called to do. There is no glamour there. There is no glory there. There is no excitment there.
But my King is there.

Somehow living all that for my King makes it harder and easier all at the same time-but nonetheless...
This song should be my cry every single day. And today this is my new choice( it will be new again tomorrow): I choose to seek Higher Ground.

"Higher Ground"

Im pressing on the upward way, new heights Im gaining everyday-
Still praying as I'm onward bound,
"Lord, plant my feet on Higher Ground." .

My heart has no desire to stay where doubts arise and fears dismay
Though some may dwell where these abound, My prayer, my aim is higher ground.

I want to live above the world, Though Satan's darts at me are hurled;
For faith has caught the joyful sound, The song of saints on higher ground.

I want to scale the utmost height and catch a gleam of glory bright,
But still I'll pray till heaven I've found, Lord lead me on to higher ground.

Lord, lift me up and let me stand By faith on Heaven's tableland;
A higher plane than I have found, Lord plant my feet on higher ground

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