Stay the Course – Isaiah 35:8

“And an highway shall be there, and a way, and it shall be called The way of holiness; the unclean shall not pass over it; but it shall be for those: the wayfaring men, though fools, shall not err therein. “

“Stay the course” is a phrase used in the context of a war or battle meaning to pursue a goal regardless of any obstacles or criticism. You may be wondering what does this have to do with my Christian walk?

As children of God we are adopted sons and daughters, therefore we have been given a mandate, a purpose, a vision, and a destiny for our lives. Paul wrote to the Corinthian Church, “though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does.” 2 Corinthians 10:3. By remembering that we are “not of this world,” remembering that these things are just for a little while, we can see them in a different light. We are still in this world but we are no longer of it (John 17:14). We are still surrounded by all the horrors and tragedy of this life, but this is not our life (Philippians 3:8-14). We are engaged at a spiritual level, and we are called to live our lives differently than those who are trying to “survive” in this world.

To STAY THE COURSE means that we must be intentional with pursuing our destiny. What does this mean? We must “Intentionally” speak to the Lord daily. We must “Intentionally” listen for His voice—set aside anything that will distract, disrupt, or derail us. We are to be “Intentional” when it comes to  applying kingdom principles in our daily lives; at home, on the job, at school, or when we are out in the market place.

STAY THE COURSE means that we must pursue with  EXCELLENCE those things that Jesus desires most for us. We are not to choose the wayward directions, but stay on the course of TRUTH which is found in written Word of God.

We must HOLD FAST to those things which were established by Christ Jesus some 2,000 years ago when he walked on this earth. He did all of this for you and for me out of the motive of LOVE:
Live Out Veritably Every opportunity with excellence. That is excellence in your home, excellence on your job, excellence in your academic studies, excellence in your ministry, and excellence in your daily walk with Jesus.

No matter what – STAY THE COURSE!
And see What the Lord will do for you, with
you, and through you.

Elder Kim Moen

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