Linking to Lisa Jo’s Five-Minute Fridays with the word STAY.
The first thing I thought when I heard that word today – was Stay the Course. And then I thought – what does that mean? Where did it come from?
“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.”
And a free on-line dictionary says:
“to continue doing something, even when it is difficult”
When I think of that term I think of what I need to do as a Christian. We are in a battle – “a battle that is not of this world”. We need to pursue the goals of Christ no matter what the obstacles.
Sometimes that is very difficult when we live in this world. We try to live the beatitudes; we try to love God and our neighbour. But it is a battle to do the right thing all the time. Do you feel that way?
“because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance” (James 1:3 NIV).
Once again “I” get into the picture. I live with me. And I sometimes don’t see things the way Christ would want me to see them.
The more I learn and study, though, it becomes clearer at least what Christ wants me to do. Then I have to “stay the course” and just do it.
Blessings to all who love Christ and for being on this journey with me,
One of my favourite praise songs. Desperation Band “Counting on God”.
Words: “We are in a battle that’s not of this world”.