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“If I remember correctly,” Stan began, “when we first got together you told me about going to the train station and having the station master tell you to leave because you had work to do.”
“That’s right,” I responded. “He told me that it would be foolish folly for me to just wait on the station platform when there were so many people walking around in ignorance about salvation and what it means.”
[Note to reader: see entry Number 1, Waiting for the Train.]
“You know,” Stan said, “if the timing and our roles were reversed, I could have been one of the people the station master was talking about.”
“Help me with that, Stan,” I said.
“When I accepted the free gift of salvation and became a Christian,” Stan replied, “there was no rocket blast straight up.”
“I struggled. My walk with God was more a limp than it was a walk.”
“I was trying to do the impossible of walking with one foot on the path God had for me, while keeping one foot firmly on the path in of the world.”
Continuing, Stan said, “It was not a pretty sight to see. Never is.”
“Anything in particular happen that brought change?” I asked.
“You familiar with the expression, ‘fish or cut bait?’” Stan asked.
“I am. Is that what God told you?”
“Not exactly, but that is what I got out of what He said. He said it was time for me to get serious about my walk with Him.”
“I could not continue to walk with Him while trying to maintain one foot in the world.”
“He said I couldn’t have it both ways. Walking with a limp was not what He had in mind.”
If anyone wishes to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me. For whoever wishes to save his life shall lose it; but whoever loses his life for My sake shall find it. Matthew 16:24, 25.
Prayer: Lord, thank you that you want all of me, all of the time. You know my tendency to wander away and pursue what I want, rather than what you want. I need and I ask for your help in leaving behind all that interferes with what you have for me to be and to do. I want to only walk with you, as you want. Thank you that I can and do come before you in the name of Jesus. Amen.