Yesterday as I was riding in the car, I noticed a little brown wren on the street in front of me. It was running along just as quickly as its little legs would carry it, and while all the running did eventually get the bird to its desired destination, I couldn’t help but wonder why it didn’t just fly there instead.It was, after all, a bird that had wings fully capable of upholding its weight. So why on earth didn’t it fly?
I saw a spiritual connection almost immediately. God has promised those of us that trust in Him will find new strength, and will soar high on wings like an eagle’s (Isaiah 40:31). Instead of tapping into all that power though, we just run along as fast as we can ourselves, never tapping into the power and advantages of soaring in Him. God promises us that nothing is impossible with Him (Luke 1:37) and that we can do ALL things when He is our strength (Philippians 4:13). So why aren’t we?
Perhaps, like the little bird, we are content where we are, in our own strength. I personally believe that there is no point where we will have grasped everything there is to grasp in our faith–that there is no point where we will have seen every miracle God can do, know everything about Him, or have experienced all of His power. There’s simply too much of it! And with that in mind, there’s enough for us to get something new every day. So why don’t we? If there was a bank overflowing with all kinds of riches, and you were told you could get as much out of it as you desired to get, would you ever stop going in and getting more? Not just enough to meet your needs but also your desires!
It’s the same with God, but also different. He’s not a bank just sitting waiting to cash out money to you. No, He’s much more diverse and creative than that! He provides your daily needs and the desires of your heart–I can attest to that, but even better, He provides an intimate relationship with Him! His power can flow through you for you to be victorious in your everyday life. It’s not money and wealth, but a deeper, more personal relationship with Him that we should be pursuing every day, and the rest will follow. Why would we do in our strength what could be done in His?
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