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Spiritual Agility

Who can “out-endure”?

As a boxer trains to strike, he must first train to stand. His agility to block and defend are directly related to his stance. His feet are pivotal, shifting body weight to strike or to re-adjust his balance so he is not knocked over. The ability to be a moving target and deflect incoming blows depends greatly on the stance, posture and agility. In time the boxer can anticipate the moves of His opponent. He sees the weaknesses as well as the strengths. He doesn’t underestimate the power of His opponent but he masters the basics so that he can “out-endure” him.

Who do you stand in?

As with us, we must stand strong in the power of God’s might. Knowing who HE is, and Who we are IN Him! What a life changing moment to enter into – thinking with God, thinking in our training, and experiencing God’s ability within us. Our spiritual agility keeps us flexible as things change. In a moment, we could be experiencing joy, heart ache or fear, anything can happen at any time. One thing that never changes is WHOM we stand IN. Christ is stable, He is unchanging. Leaning and abiding in Him keeps us standing securely. We may feel at times  we are teetering, but He has us fully in His grip. He supports and carries us when we are weak. He brings us through it all.

Where is your focus?

In God’s plan we need spiritual agility. Being flexible with grace adjustments allows us to be led my the spirit. God doesn’t follow our direction we are to follow Him. Our focus is what enables us to stand securely or fall utterly. 1 Corinthians 10:12 “So, if you think you are standing firm, be careful that you don’t fall! As we look to the Lord, and put our hope in Him, Christ will be our shield and defender. Just as a baseball player plants his feet for the big hit, we must do the same, expecting God to move. We are the object of God’s love and grace, and we can’t change that!

Jason Moore

Jason Moore

Jason is a published Author and Pastor, he faithfully serves the Greater Grace Church in Baltimore, MD by leading the Pastoral Care Team. Together with his wife, Leah, and son, he helps disciple people to discover the riches of God’s grace. Find Jason's books at amazon.com. Read more from Pastor Jason Moore at Alters Flame.
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    Elizabeth Hoag says

    Thank you P.Jason. You asked “Who can out-endure?” And I thought God can. When you said “We follow God’s directives, He doesn’t follow our directives” it made me think of the book of Daniel. — As the 3 boys in the furnace looked to God as they stood still and waited; that experiencing that standing still, waiting on God so that we may hear His still small voice, is the moment when God becomes so huge and we become so small. We anticipate something “God” is going to happen – and we rejoice while we wait. We are beginning to know Him while we are trusting Him – in the very deepest throws of our trials – in our anguish – when it is so intense you are shaking down to your very core. — In the midst of an intense family situation – a trial with someone close to you – an intense illness – or a death of a sibling – you can’t even stand up anymore. Through all of this I know He loves me deeply. Crying out in my trials with literal tears – and waiting on Him – I know – we know – He Loves us – and oh HOW He Loves us! – where we are – as we are trembling.

    The most beautiful thing is He carries us when we’re the most weak – when we call to Him in the midst of our pain – and He gives us something of Himself. At that point, lying on our backs, in our muck – in our pain – looking to Him – He embraces, loving – burning into ALL of our being; like the sun – carving His Holy Love into our very core. And – we are changed. — To Trust – and wait on Him -THROUGH our trembling fears we begin to know Him deeply.

    Continuing to Trust Him we begin to hear His still small beautiful eternal Almighty voice. Our faith in His Faith – our mustard seed of Faith becoming more – and we are privileged to know ‘The Much More of God’.
    Elizabeth Hoag

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