Here are some beautiful thoughts from our church bulletin a few weeks ago. It is a special tribute to the spiritual sensitivity of our pastor’s wife, Cheryl L., who makes our bulletin a ministry each week!
“Many saints are content to live like men in coal mines, who see not the sun. . . . Rouse thee, O believer, from thy low condition! Cast away thy sloth, thy lethargy, thy coldness, or whatever interferes with thy chaste and pure love to Christ. Make Him the source, the center, the circumference of all thy soul’s range of delight. Rest no longer satisfied with thy dwarfish attainments. Aspire to a higher, a nobler, a fuller life. Upward to heaven! Nearer to God!” – Spurgeon
“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!”
“Not many of us are living at our best. We linger in the lowlands because we are afraid to climb the mountains. The steepness and ruggedness dismay us, and so we stay in the misty valleys and do not learn the mystery of the hills. We do not know what we lose in our self-indulgence, what glory awaits us if only we had courage for the mountain climb, what blessing we should find if only we would move to the uplands of God.” (Taken from Streams in the Desert, Mr. Charles E Cowman)
So, where are we building? Do we need to change locations and start shooting for the stars?