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689th -- Eagle Peak


It is important for us to imagine our life as a whole and think of where we
want ourselves to be 10, 20 or even 30 years from now. We should be quick
to imagine our position in life and think of what we would like to achieve
by the time we have reached our old age. It's important that we plan our 
life as best as we can because the vision that we see for ourselves, is the
vision that God will help to bring to pass. The Bible declares in Proverbs
29:18 “Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the
law, happy is he.” We cannot allow ourselves to get sidetracked in life 
wasting time with things that have no relevance with our vision, but rather
we are to move forward in life focused on fulfilling the dreams and desires
that are deep within our hearts. (Proverbs 23:7) (Genesis 11:5-6)

The Bible also teaches that we should write the vision down and keep those
goals and aspirations before our eyes constantly to be reminded of what we
are here to accomplish. We read this in Habakkuk 2:2-3 “And the LORD 
answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, 
that he may run that readeth it. For the vision is yet for an appointed 
time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for
it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry.” We must believe that
what God has put in our hearts will come to pass no matter what. We just
have to discipline ourselves and move forward not allowing the enemy’s 
distractions to keep us from fulfilling our destiny. (Matthew 17:20)

I hope this message ministers to your heart to take your dreams and goals
more seriously and not allow the temporary distractions of life to keep you
from fulfilling the desires that God has put in your heart. A life 
fulfilled is a beautiful accomplishment in God's eyes.


Behind the city of Colorado Springs, at the back of the U.S. Air Force 
Academy stands a mountain called Eagle Peak which is popular among local 
hikers and Scouts in particular. From its summit you can peer into the 
depths of the Rocky Mountains on one side or overlook the vast expanse of
the Great Plains on the other. Each summer the trail leading to the peak is
trod by those who've walked its track before as well as those who make of
it a new experience.

The inexperienced hiker is generally always told if he cares to ask, that
the hike will take all day to go up and back. He is told to start early and
to set a strong, steady pace for the journey will be difficult and 
rigorous. The inexperienced hiker who follows this advice and plans 
accordingly can be easily disappointed and even become angry or confused 
upon reaching the beginning of the trail, because he can see with his own
eyes from the parking lot that the hike to the summit and back would take
far less than half a day with little difficulty at even the most leisurely pace.

And so he changes his plans. He meanders up the trail wandering frequently
from the path, taking numerous side-trips and detours. He stops to play and
to snack on some of the supplies he had brought since he obviously won't 
need so much for such a short trip. He goes well out of his way to avoid 
some of the more difficult parts of the trail. This he does until about 
half way through the day when he finally climbs to the summit only to 
discover that it was his eyes which had deceived him and not the words of
those who had gone before. For he now stands on a false summit which had 
blocked his view of the higher summit far above.

Realizing his lack of foresight, this hiker now quickly reevaluates his 
time and decides that if he pushes himself hard enough he can still make it
to the summit and back before it gets too dark. And so he sets off at a 
frantic pace; stumbling, crashing through the brush, receiving bruises, 
scrapes and scratches as the sun moves steadily toward the horizon. Until
at last he reaches his mark and looks up at still another summit. 

You see, Eagle Peak has two false summits, both of which must be traveled
over before reaching the real goal. Our inexperienced hiker now sadly 
begins his trek back down the mountain knowing he fell short of the goal he
had sought after. He will try again another day, for there are many 
beautiful days in Colorado Springs. Wiser for his experience, he will 
doubtless reach his goal on the next occasion.

In our journey through life, however, we are not so fortunate. There are 
many false summits and if you strive toward only those goals which you can
see, you will fall far short of the genuine goal.

By R.D. Clyde

Remember this: If you fail to plan, you are actually planning to fail.

Read and meditate on these scriptures:

Genesis 11:5-6 “And the LORD came down to see the city and the tower, which 
the children of men builded. And the LORD said, Behold, the people is one, 
and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing 
will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do.”

Matthew 17:20 “And Jesus said unto them,
Because of your unbelief: for 
verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye 
shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall 
remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you.”

2 Timothy 4:7-8 “I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I
have kept the faith: Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of 
righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that
day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love His appearing.”

All of these scriptures can be found in the King James Version Bible.

Today’s Selected Poem: A NEW BEGINNING
Click here to read --- http://www.Godswork.org/inpoem92.htm

Today’s Selected Testimony: RADICAL CHANGES
Click here to read --- http://www.Godswork.org/testimony176.htm

In Christ’s Service,

Dwayne Savaya
God’s Work Ministry


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