She's quite competent at getting into jams, whether it be getting stuck under the coffee table or toppling over into the bathtub, but she's utterly helpless at getting herself out of them. Look at her. It's as if she's asking me, "how do I get there from here?" She sees me, she just can't get to me! Thus, her cry for help.
All too often the same can be said of me. Perhaps Baby Lu is just a chip off the old block:) Only it usually takes me longer to realize that I need to call for help.
I've been working through The Pursuit of Holiness book and study guide with my wonderful women's Bible study. Every week we're so inspired and so convicted. We resolve and we determine. But still I find myself wondering, "how do I get there from here?" I know holiness is the goal and not only my goal, but my purpose. I can see it exemplified in the life of Christ, but when comparing my life as it is with what it ought to be I still can't help wondering "how do I get there from here?"
I have to call for help. The good news is this is one prayer that I can be assured God will answer in the affirmative.
For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them. Ephesians 2:10
For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be firstborn among many brethren. Moreover whom He predestined, these He also called; whom He called, these He also justified; and whom He justified, these He also glorified. Romans 8:29-30
God didn't make it a mystery how we get there from here. It's not by my own power, but through Christ who strengthens me (Phil 4:13). And He doesn't strengthen me by zapping me, but by working in me as I study His Word.
In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God. John 1:1
And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth. John 1:14
All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work. 2 Tim 3:16So if we know how to get there from here, what are we doing here??