Monday, September 13, 2010

Aim Higher, Please

A young man lightly kissed his fiancée on the chin. Pointing politely to her lips, she said, “Aim higher, please.”

Whatever we aim at in life is usually what we get because we never rise higher than our ideals. The Apostle Paul said, “I keep working toward that day when I will be all that Christ saved me for and wants me to be!” Paul’s aim in life was to share the Gospel and win others to his Lord and Savior. There was a time before his conversion when his aim was to harm Christians. After His conversion his aim was to win others to Christ.

It is important to be content and satisfied with what we have, but not who we are or what we do. It is easy to confuse the two. Paul sorted it out and set a great example for us. There were times when he was in prison, shipwrecked, being beaten, going hungry, alone and deserted. That was O.K. with him. He said that he had learned to be content with whatever he had or wherever he was. His only aim was to become like His Lord, and “by all means, save some.”

Prayer: Help me, Father, to become more like You and to be a better Christian tomorrow than I am today. May my aim in life be to bring others to You for Your salvation. In Christ’s Name, Amen.

Scripture for Today: Colossians 3:1-5

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