Fall Short…Go Long! by Beth Farley

victory in Jesus

Are you struggling to live a moral life?

     No wonder why we still fall short. Look at the world around us. We are corrupted with filth and evil everywhere we turn. Have you read Psalm 15 lately? Go grab your favorite version and read it. I love the Message Version below.

God, who gets invited
to dinner at your place?
How do we get on your guest list?

“Walk straight,
act right, tell the truth.
Don’t hurt your friend, don’t blame your neighbor
despise the despicable.
Keep your word even when it costs you,
make an honest living,
never take a bribe.
You’ll never get blacklisted
if you live like this.”

     God, who gets invited to dinner at your place? Don’t you just love that? I can easily relate to the words penned by David. We all want to live a blameless life. We all want to act right, tell the truth and not hurt our family or friends.We want to work hard, make an honest living and never take a bribe. I don’t know about you but I want to be invited to dine with the Prince.

How can we do all of this when we fall so short?

When we fall short; remember we can also go long. By this I mean that we’re in it for the long haul. God knows our faults and knows that we can’t alway walk in His ways. With our lives facing all of the different twists and turns, sharp corners and four-way stops; we find ourselves at times like the scarecrow from the Wizard of Oz pointing in confusion.
The less often we fall, the better.
BUT
if we never fall at all, we never grow.

     Let’s give it another shot together, okay? Let’s grow in our relationships with mankind and with God. After all, He is our strength.

You have made known to me the path or life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures and your right hand. Psalm 16: NIV

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