My6inchchallenge's Blog

Tackling difficulties and overcoming the challenges life serves up – by Dona Halliday

A command to move

Change your attire, commitment to obey and start stepping

"WOFLC Banquet, Come Forth"

Recently, the WOFLC celebrated its 5th anniversary with the theme, “Come Forth.” This command always reminds me of the story of Lazarus. Remember the story? Lazarus is sick, and even though his sisters send for Jesus hoping that He would come and heal Lazarus, Jesus does not show up until after Lazarus has died and has been buried. When Jesus appears on the scene, the family and friends of Lazarus are in mourning, but, He asks to be taken to the gravesite, instructs them to remove the stone, then commands the dead man, Lazarus, to “Come Forth!”

What happens? The dead man obeys.

But the more I thought about it, I realized that this call to action is more for the living that it is for the dead. It’s a command that demands change, the willingness to  move from one situation or place to another, the willingness to grow.

It means though, that we must first be aware of where we are and where we want to get to. Because you see, constant motion does not necessarily mean advancement. Some people are always moving, always seeking something new, moving from one thing to another, but never really CHANGING. You know — different location, different person, a new position but things are still the same.

Understanding that a change for the better does not necessarily bring ease and comfort may help prepare us to accept and obey the call to action to “Come Forth.”  The challenges to grow and change are sometimes awkward and painful, but moving from dead, unproductive situations promise great rewards.

So, like Lazarus, get rid of your grave-clothes, adorn yourselves for your new life, renew your commitment to obedience, trust in the same power that raised Lazarus from the dead, start stepping and “COME FORTH!”

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4 Comments»

  jill wrote @

I find ur blog rather interesting I hope everbody reads it keep on blogging

  my6inchchallenge wrote @

Thanks for the encouragement, my friend and thanks for taking the time to read it.

  apeldisfalist wrote @

Just want to say what a great blog you got here!
I’ve been around for quite a lot of time, but finally decided to show my appreciation of your work!

Thumbs up, and keep it going!

Cheers
Christian,

  morris wrote @

Great post Dona…”come forth!”


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