Roy Lessin has dedicated his life to ministry. For more than 50 years, his words have ministered to countless people in a variety of personal and professional venues, most notably DaySpring Cards. He continues to be involved there, serving in various pastoral roles, consulting, and helping to create new products.
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Monday, April 20, 2020
Today Is Your Best Day Because of Your Heavenly Calling
strain to reach the end of the race and receive the prize for which God,
through Christ Jesus, is calling us up to heaven.
Imagine that one day a
skilled mountain climber reads an article about a new mountain peak that had
been conquered. The author of the article says that in all his years of
climbing, he had never seen a view as beautiful as the one from the summit of
this new mountain. The author goes on to say that it was the most difficult
climb he had ever made, but that the reward far outweighed the effort.
response to the article, the reader thinks, “I must see this view. I will begin
planning my climb immediately.”
takes the climber some time to pull together all the resources he needs to make
the journey. He even manages to persuade a climbing buddy to make the trip with
him. Six months later, the climber and his buddy arrive at their destination.
Within a few days, the man’s climbing buddy becomes ill and is unable to make
the final ascent to the mountain’s peak. Leaving his buddy behind, the climber
sets out alone. He tells his buddy that he will keep in daily radio contact
with him and report back on his progress.
the climber radios in his first report he says, “I had a great day, and
although the climb was slow and difficult, I climbed eight hundred feet up the slope.”
next day the climber radios in and reports that the climb was slow and
difficult, but that he had climbed another thousand feet. On the third day the
climber radios his buddy and says, “The climb is still difficult, but today was
my best day. I climbed five hundred feet.”
can you consider today to be your best day on the mountain if you have climbed
less than you did on the other two days?”
climber replies, “I didn’t mean that this is my best day in comparison to how
far I climbed on the other two days. This is my best day because I am now five
hundred feet closer than I’ve ever been before to reaching the summit, and
seeing that glorious view.”
apostle Paul was a remarkable man with an amazing focus on where he was and
where he was going. There was nothing Paul faced that prevented him from daily
moving onward toward his heavenly calling in Christ. Problems didn’t deter him,
trials didn’t discourage him, persecution didn’t defeat him, and hardships
didn’t weigh him down. Paul wasn’t looking back, turning back, or going back to
anything in his past. He didn’t sit around counting the miles he had traveled
or the distance he had come, but he pressed forward with his eyes on the summit
of God’s call and the glorious view of the heavenly things that awaited him.
There is a heavenly call of
God upon you today. A call for you to move on and press on toward all that He
has prepared for you. Yesterday’s progress is all behind you. Your best day is
today, and whether you take a small step forward or a giant leap, this day will
move you closer than you have ever been before. ... The book, Because of Jesus Today is Your Best Day is available through our DaySpring link on the right side of the page. You can also find it at DaySpring and your favorite Christian bookstores.