Monday, April 17, 2017

But An Eagle Soars Alone

"Look carefully how you walk!
Live purposefully and worthily and accurately,
not as unwise and witless,
but as wise, sensible, intelligent people."
Ephesians 5:15

     "Basically, there are two ways of getting things: 
One is receiving and one is grabbing.
 A lot of people get things by grabbing,
 but the trouble with grabbing is
 what you get is not permanent. 
You can have it for a while,
 but ultimately it will not be yours.

 The other way to get things is to receive.
 To receive what God has for you.
 And in the long run, you are not going
 to have more than you receive from God.

     The only thing that’s permanent in your life
 or in mine is that which we receive from God. 
So why don’t you stop grabbing for awhile.
 Stop grasping, stop trying to get,
 and just turn to God and say,
 “God, whatever You want me to have, that’s what I want.
 I’ll be satisfied. I will not go after that big position
 or that large sum of money
 or that particular form of pleasure unless, 
God, I can receive it from You.” 

Because what you receive from God will bless you.
 It will be truly yours.
 It will be permanent.
 It will not do you harm in the end. 
 Whereas the things you get by grasping 
often, in the long run,
 you’ll be sorry you ever reached for them
 and grasped them.

 So remember the secure things,
 the things that bring peace
 and real blessings,
 are the things that you received
 from heaven and from God.
 -Derek Prince 

 The blessings of Springtime
Sweet lilacs in bloom

These simple words, commonly heard,
Bring hope to those storm-tossed, windblown:
"Birds of a feather flock together,
But an eagle soars alone."

Content to fly a solitary high
I come by myself to God's throne;
Receiving His peace, the spirit's release,
Where His amazing love is shown.

To hear more clearly, follow more nearly,
I seek man's approval no more;
It's important to trust, by faith I must,
Eager to see what's in store.

Every new day, I learn to obey,
His friendship's my only desire;
It's Jesus and me, for eternity,
By His grace alone, I'll fly higher."
Elaine Hardt

Flying American Bald Eagle
Walt Curlee

"But those who wait for the Lord
shall renew their strength;
they shall lift their wings
and mount up close to God 
as eagles mount up to the sun;
they shall run and not be weary,
they shall walk, and not faint."
Isaiah 40:31 


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