Wednesday, December 30, 2015


Not everyone is like me.  Some really do have a great grasp of inner confidence as well personal security.  Me?  Not so much; but today is a much improved me.  I learned through severity an approach that, if it helps me, it might be of value to some of you.

Herein is what I've learned.

We go through the negatives to better understand others who battle demons like ours. That just happens to be the intent of the Son of God; learn what it's like to be human.  I know of a lot of people whose lives are under control and they know how to weather the storms.  But some of us shrink in fear of the unknown...and the uncertainty of difficult moments.

So consider the prophet of old who was one who learned how to negotiate the strong winds of opposition.  He didn't allow such to take him out of the contest.  Rather, he reset his determination as an eagle would its wings permitting the oncoming and forceful air to lift him even higher.

How do we weather the storms?  We hit them head on and use them to our advantage. Jesus even made a productive weapon out of death.  He took the very villain of life and used its intimidating process to bring him the highest of all outstanding acclaims.

We are called to follow.  We follow by receiving...from increased power to do more than endure.  We will learn to the take the very things that wish to take us down and, instead, use them to actually lift us up...and take us farther in the realm of success.

28 Do you not know? Have you not heard?
The Everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth
Does not become weary or tired.
His understanding is inscrutable.
29 He gives strength to the weary,
And to him who lacks might He increases power.
30 Though youths grow weary and tired,
And vigorous young men stumble badly,
31 Yet those who wait for the Lord
Will gain new strength;
They will mount up with wings like eagles,
They will run and not get tired,
They will walk and not become weary.  Isaiah 40:28-31

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