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The Spiritual Discipline of Staying Put: Planting Roots in a Placeless Culture

The Spiritual Discipline of Staying Put: Planting Roots in a Placeless Culture

Instead of "moving up in the world," what if God wants us to remain in one place?

I had a neighbor growing up, Alan, who worked for the power company. He was a young guy then and didn't mind danger or odd hours, so the company put him on call for emergency repair jobs. Early one morning, Alan was called out to fix a stoplight at a ...

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Jeffery Johnson

February 12, 2012  3:44pm

What comes to mind in correlation to God´s Word with your article is we are called to be content with food, clothes, and shelter, and to keep away from supposing that gain is somehow godliness. Moreover God´s Word tells us all to abide in the same position that we are called to, as the Lord´s servant in our office of labor wherewith we labor. Our Lord Himself tells us exactly that He is not the one at the table being served, but the one serving, which example we are called to follow. But to abide in these things we would have to first deny our own will, which by the way is also required of any that would follow the Lord.

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