Many Aspire, Few Attain
I have recently run into a pdf of this classic booklet by Walt Henrichsen. You can’t buy this any more as far as I can find but this idea needs to be circulated. Life Changing Stuff.
There’s a war on today. We wrestle in this war day after day – it’s a spiritual conflict. As the Apostle Paul said, “We wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places” (Ephesians 6:12). This spiritual warfare is probably intensifying rather than receding.
When I was at a Wycliffe Bible Translators jungle camp in 1961 and 1962 we used to go on survival hikes. I loved camping out in the jungle. We would build a campfire and sleep around it in our lean-tos. We built a big fire because fire drove the wild animals deep into the jungle. But if you happened to wake up during the night as the campfire dwindled down, you would observe that the lower the campfire got, the braver the animals became and the closer to the camp they crept. They formed a circle around the camp and you could see those pairs of eyes looking at you from the forest. It was an incentive to throw a few more logs on, not so much because the night was cold as because you didn’t know what was behind those sets of eyes.