Welcome to this series of devotional posts based on ‘Roots & Wings’ an integrative Bible study for discipleship, written by Pastor Edmund Chan, our guest speaker at RISE, QB Convention 2015. Our thoughts will be based around five areas: our human weakness, the resulting problem, the radical re-orientation, the critical need, and the empowered life of Roots & Wings.
TOPIC: Pass It On
The Critical Need: Going For The Long Haul (2 Thess 1:3-12)
Life is a marathon, not a sprint. The way we approach life will depend on whether we recognise life as a sprint or as a marathon. We all need a healthy balance between necessary short-term goals as well as vital long term goals. Spiritual vitality is not, and has never been, a short-term “quick fix.” Spiritual vitality is a day-by-day journey involving the application of God’s truth to all of life’s ups and downs. The “valleys” of life teach us lessons about God that we can never learn when enjoying the “highs” of the journey.