Pressing Toward the Mark

Press toward the mark

And the Lord answered me (Habakkuk), and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run who reads it.

For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry.

Behold, his soul which is lifted up is not upright in him: but the just shall live by his faith.” Habakkuk 2:2-4

When the Lord speaks to His Children, His Words are often seen and not heard. God’s Words are the only voice that can be seen as He drops visions in our spirit.  I cannot be in one place while my husband is in another and when he speaks, I see his words.

And it shall come to pass in the last days, says God, I will pour out of My Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams:” Acts 2:17

When the Lord speaks to us in a vision, it may tarry but will surely come.  We should wait with confidence as our faith in the promise of God (the vision) will birth comfort necessary to sustain our hearts.

When you go, your steps shall not be straitened; and when you run, you shall not stumble.” Proverbs 4:12

As we go…as we walk our steps have no need of straightening because doors open.  Precept upon precept and line upon line our faith is authored. Walking is necessary but running is optional.  Whether we walk or run; the Lord gives wisdom.

For the Lord gives wisdom: out of His Mouth come knowledge and understanding.

He lays up sound wisdom for the righteous: He is a buckler to them that walk uprightly.” Proverbs 2:6-7

Jesus Christ is our Buckler as we press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.  As we walk uprightly in Christ Jesus by faith in Who He is and what He has done for whosoever will believe, presumption and pride is purposely laid aside as the denial of our intellect and abilities opens the door to the blessings of God through faith in His Son, Jesus Christ…and we follow Him (Luke 9:23).

16 For I am not ashamed of the Gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto Salvation to every one that believes; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.

17 For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.” Romans 1:16-17

The just shall live by faith…faith in Jesus Christ and Him crucified.  The righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith.  Seeing we see…we see HIS Righteousness and our frailties.  Jesus Christ is lifted up and our hearts edified as we walk uprightly in His Will and His Ways.

13 Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before,

14 I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 3:13-14

Keep pressing.

-Donna Clark Warren

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