Friday 29 April 2016

#AtoZChallenge: Yearn

In all we do, a key point is to not be satisfied. This isn’t to say that you go around pointing out all the flaws and mistakes in everything we do and be a total sourpuss, making people’s lives difficult. Celebrate your victories. Rejoice in the goodness of God. Congratulate each other for a job well done, acknowledge each other’s strengths. Be content in what you’ve done and what you’ve achieved. But don’t be satisfied.

Yearn for more. Each and every day, each and every week, yearn for more — more of God, more of His presence. Strive for excellence in everything you do — if you’ve done it well this week, strive to do it just as well, or even better, the next. Don’t stay static. Don’t stay complacent. Don’t fall into a routine of “well, we’ve been doing well, and it’s great so let’s keep at this pace.” Don’t rest on your laurels.

Even Paul says it in Philippians 3:12 - 14: He’s still pressing on, forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead — to that goal that is Christ.

There’s always more to learn, more to discover, more to hone, more to do. It’s easy to think that we’ve got it made. It’s easy to say that oh, I’ve done well this week, so I’ll take a break next week. That’s how you fall into a rut. That’s how you go from pushing the limits to dragging your heels. Because once you start thinking in your head that you’ve arrived is when you stop asking.

Don’t stop seeking God. Don’t stop asking for Him to reveal more of Himself to you. Don’t stop asking for more of His presence. Even on the mountaintops, yearn for more of Him. There is more that He can show you, even when you think you’ve arrived.


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About the book:

Jane Hays has been told all her life that it’s dangerous to be out in the forest past sundown. At fifteen, she’s quite sure that it’s all old wives’ tales... yet, why does her village bar the gates every night? Why do they even have gates? When she is caught in an unexpected rainstorm on her way home, Jane ignores all the warnings and seeks shelter in a cottage in the middle of the forest. Soon, she is caught up in a world of magic and beauty – and in the storm of the Fairy Queen’s wrath.

The Fairy Queen is out for blood. There have been intruders – human intruders – in her domain and she will stop at nothing to find them and kill them. After all, it is only fair. She is only seeking retribution for the death that humans leave in their wake.

But Jane isn’t all that she seems to be. And the events of the night aren’t as innocent as they appear.

A tale of magic, fairy creatures and family, Coexist is a novella for the young and the young-at-heart.

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1 comment:

  1. I personally believe yearning is one of the key principles to living a successful life. It keeps us in tune with the gifts we have not yet discovered within ourselves.

    Visiting from the A to Z Blog Challenge.

    Patricia @ EverythingMustChange