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Harvest Daily with Greg Laurie - Oct. 10, 2006

Moving Targets


Through the Lord’s mercies we are not consumed, because His compassions fail not.   They are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness.

—Lamentations 3:22–23


A sign at the end of an airport runway reads, “Keep moving.  If you stop, you are in danger and a danger to those who are flying.”


I would say the same to every believer today.  We must keep moving, because if we stop, we are in danger.


Anyone who has ever gone hunting knows it is a lot more difficult to hit a moving target than it is to pick off a sitting duck.  And it is a lot more difficult for the devil to hit a moving Christian than it is to hit an idle one . . . one who is stagnating . . . one who is in cruise control . . . one who is no longer progressing as he or she ought to.


But the believer who is seeking to gain ground, the believer who is seeking to become more like Christ, the believer who is not satisfied with what God has done in the past, but wants more of the Lord each and every day, that believer is a much more difficult target for the devil to hit.  So we must continue on in this race of life.


Let’s not be satisfied to live on what God has already done or to merely focus on what has happened in the past.  Remember that Jesus said we are to take up the cross daily and follow Him (see Luke 9:23).  The Bible tells us that His mercies are new every morning (see Lamentations 3:22–23).   And Psalm 1 tells us that the wise man continues in the Word of God day and night.  We must be constantly moving forward.

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