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His Majesty’s Pleasure

July 30, 2011

I heard an interesting challenge propositioned to a gathering yesterday. In the movie Chariots of Fire the character playing  Olympic gold medal winner Eric Liddell is trying to assure his fretting sister he remains committed to his call to China. He tells Jenny “I believe that God made me for a purpose. But He also made me fast, and when I run, I feel His pleasure.” We were challenged to replace Eric’s “I run” with our own activity/calling/passion from which we might also feel His pleasure. I found it an interesting challenge for it tests how much we do for our own pleasure. I rolled a few options around in my head last evening and slept on it but settled on what I intuitively knew was the right answer: “I run” should be replaced with “create opportunities for others”.

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