Where the heart can stand
THEREFORE, my beloved brethren whom I long to see, my joy and crown, so stand firm in the Lord, my beloved. - PHILIPPIANS 4:1
To stand firm we must use big truth in everyday places and apply cosmic principles in contemporary situations. That means we must train the heart to sense the whole sweep of eternity in the mundane events of the routine world.
Towers can be toppled but the cross still stands. Candidates and movements come and go but the age-old Gospel rises over people and their nations invulnerable to the assaults of intellectual, cultural and physical persecution. It is big truth, cosmic principle on which a trembling human heart can stand in a shaky world. The heart must have a place to stand it can trust not to be capsized in the storms nor tossed about in the earthquakes.
Today’s shallow society doesn’t want to look at the big questions. The preference is for the bottom line of the 10 easy steps to a “new you.” But the 10 easy steps are carved out of mud and when the rains come they wash away. The heart standing firm in the Lord remains standing.
Allow the Holy Spirit to reveal the shaky places where you may be trying to stand. Establish your stand in each of these areas on His revealed truth.