Well here I am with another installment of the bald man ramblings. This Sunday night I went to the movie Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium at the dollar theater. Most of the movie was outlandish, maybe better described as a play-land for people with ADD.
In spite of that, there was one quote in the movie that really made me think. It was when Mr. Magorium tells Mahoney, “Life is an occasion, rise to it.” Although his point was about succeeding in a worldly sense, God really spoke to me in that moment. I took it as we are only here on this Earth but a short time, life is but a vapor or an occasion, and while we are here we should rise to that occasion.
Rising to the occasion as a Christian is not about succeeding financially or stepping up to lead a business but as Paul says in Philippians 3 that we would be found in Him, know Him, fellowship in His sufferings and lay hold of that which Christ saved us for.
I want to rise to the occasion. I want to lay hold of that which Christ laid hold of me for. I want my life to be about knowing Him. I want to be found in Him. I want my life to reflect back to Him the glory he deserves. I want to become all he wants me to become. I want to reach the goal for which he called me heavenward. I want to be holy. I want to be like Him.
Philippians 3:12 “Not that I have already obtained it or have already become perfect, but I press on so that I may lay hold of that for which also I was laid hold of by Christ Jesus.”
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