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Goldminer
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 Salmon Determination

SALMON DETERMINATION

Regardless of the obstacles, salmon don't retreat. If we as people were determined in all our endeavors as a salmon is to spawn, we would also be more successful.

(Arctic Roadrunner)


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KLC

 2007/3/29 13:28Profile
enid
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 Re: Salmon Determination

Maybe that's why Jesus made us fishers of men!

I know, that was painful for me too!

God bless.

 2007/3/29 14:07Profile
Compton
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 Re: Salmon Determination

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If we as people were determined in all our endeavors as a salmon is to spawn, we would also be more successful.



To be honest, looking back there are times when I wish I was less determined in some endeavors. I would have saved myself a few regrets. ;-)

MC


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Mike Compton

 2007/3/29 14:38Profile
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Compton wrote:
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To be honest, looking back there are times when I wish I was less determined in some endeavors. I would have saved myself a few regrets. ;-)

MC





I know a secular business wrote this proverb, however we need to be this way in our pursuit of God. Salmon will reach their goal or die trying.






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KLC

 2007/3/29 15:47Profile
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Your'e absolutely right GoldMiner. I understood you meant being determined towards the things of God. I was just sighing out loud at the folly of being so determined over worldy and foolish things. A recent post here used the metaphor of children spending all their energy to roll up a big snow man only to see it melt away the next day! (Sadly I can relate!)

Blessings,

MC


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Mike Compton

 2007/3/29 16:55Profile









 Re: Salmon Determination

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Goldminer wrote:
SALMON DETERMINATION

Regardless of the obstacles, salmon don't retreat. If we as people were determined in all our endeavors as a salmon is to spawn, we would also be more successful.

(Arctic Roadrunner)


Hi Arctic...

I have a tape with one song that begins:
[color=000099] Any Old Dead Fish Can Float Downstream With the Rest..."[/color]"

Its the life within us that drives us "upstream", not our own self-effort.

Jesus is our life. If HE is in us we will constantly seek the "upstream", because, like the salmon, we simply can't help it!

Again like the salmon, we may fail again and again, but our instinct is always towards the "upstream".

It's not the failures that matter so much as the "orientation" of our hearts - [i]especially[/i] when we fail.

Surely that was why David was accepted by the Lord, but King Saul (whose sins, except at the end, were apparently less serious) was rejected. David, for all his faults, knew how to repent.

And he was called "a man after God's own heart"

Blessings

Jeannette

 2007/3/29 18:27





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