Press On No Matter What

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Rolling Stone magazine asked Bob Dylan where he stood spiritually a while back. A fair question considering the ins and outs his personal life has taken since he issued his fervently Christian albums. He hadn’t said much about Jesus for some time. The Hassidic Jews had claimed him to be one of their own after he showed up at the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem to pray. So what’s the story, Mr. Zimmerman? His answer came in Dylanesque indirectness: “Check out my song Pressing On – that says it all.” The lyrics there are “I keep pressing on…to the higher calling of my Lord.”

What more can any of us do in following Jesus? We continue to move forward through thick and thin. Of course, we will falter. Sometimes we will be consistent. What we have going for us is that we have bought in for the long haul. We are pressing on no matter what.

Steve has spoken, mentored and modeled to churches and leaders around the world with the simple message that anyone – regardless of their gifting or experience – can be involved in bringing God’s loving kindness to others. His first book, Conspiracy of Kindness has been translated into several languages with more in the works. His first book has sold over 300,000 copies. Altogether his books have sold over 500,000 copies.

2 COMMENTS

  1. It is difficult to deny our Lord once he’s touched our heart. I think the Lord was with Dylan when he wrote “how many times can a man turn his head, pretending he just didn’t see”.
    I am with you on living an outward focused life… Thanks for being you-

  2. Every mornin&nite i renew in Jesus.Remeberin to not exspect anything one needs frm the flesh..that which one finds only in Jesus..unconditionall acceptance..the day becomes his..my purpose is seekin which way I will find the need to show up with just Jesus….maintaining a quit inner life livin in freedom..peace..free frm all condemnation.._I go….

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