Many times if God’s precious sheep would have a revelation of the truth of going just a stone’s throw further as Jesus did in the garden of Gethsemane, they would have a greater understanding of what’s happening to them, and therefore not only survive but overcome in their dealings, trials, adversity, etc. The Lord is constantly calling us upward and onward. All that we go through in this life is for that purpose. The sad thing is few people realize that the difference in being an overcomer or a defeated, frustrated disciple, most of the time, is just a simple stone’s throw. If we would just hang in there and press on a little further, fight just a little harder, persevere a little longer, we would have our breakthrough, and we would have grown spiritually, being changed into that same image (II Corinthians 3:18), becoming more and more like Jesus! It seems we are given choices every day as to whether to press on just a little further or to take the path of least resistance and stop. Every day, deep is calling unto deep (Psalms 42:7). Jesus seems to keep saying, “Follow me.”
May the Lord help us to see and to have a holy desire to not be satisfied with the status quo or to rest on our laurels with what we’ve already attained. But may us see the place afar off as Abraham did and go yonder towards it (Genesis 22:4). It is the place of sonship that our glorious God is calling and leading us to. Going there could be just hanging in there a little while longer, not quitting or giving up or giving in to our flesh or to sin and the devil. We have to choose to go after all that God wants for us. And it’s just a stone’s throw further; we can do it if we allow His great grace to work through us. This book was written to help us see what the Scriptures declare, so we can make a godly choice. May our precious Lord Jesus and the great Holy Spirit, along with the grace and mercy of our heavenly Father, encourage us to go just a stone’s throw further today as we press towards the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus (Philippians 3:14).