Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Hey, Where Did You Get Your Wings?

Trusting God equals believing He WILL catch me when He calls me to jump. also means being willing to leave the 'familiar and sturdy ground' when He calls me to take flight...since I don't have wings, I better know God is faithful. 

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How do I know? 

How did Abraham know when God said, 'leave' your family and people and left behind all that was familiar? How did Noah know when God said, 'build an ark in this desert' when they had never once seen rain? How did Joseph know when as a child, he was given a dream, and instead of his brothers bowing down to him, they threw him into a pit, and then sold him as a slave. And later, after finding favor as a slave, he was falsely accused and falsely imprisoned and kept believing in the dream? How did Mary know when that angel Gabriel appeared and told her she would be pregnant by God and not a man and then her baby God-man was hung on a cross for being innocent? 

~Was it through experiencing (and recognizing) His love, as the child who jumps freely into her father's arms because he has never let her down?

~Was it through observation of Creation, as in the perfect rhythm of seconds, minutes, hours, days, seasons?

~Was it through hearing about His faithfulness and His power in the lives of the tellers-of-stories? 

Yes, all of these things. All of these things are my wings! The foundation of my trust in God when He calls me to jump are from seeing and hearing of His power and faithfulness! 

This is why we tell our stories of His mighty works in our lives and in the lives of His people of the past. To give others wings! 

What is He calling you to do? Are you flying?

What is your story? Are you telling it?

“You are my witnesses,” declares the Lord,

“and my servant whom I have chosen,
so that you may know and believe me
    and understand that I am he.
Before me no god was formed,
    nor will there be one after me.
~Isaiah 43:10~


elaine @ peace for the journey said...

We grow in faith as we share our stories and as we take on the stories of others. I find great strength in the witness of the ancients, my spiritual ancestors. They had no road map for the days ahead. They simply had their faith and a strong willingness to move on with God. I want to live accordingly.

Beautiful post.

Alicia said...

I love the thought of you soaring on the wings of faith. Can't wait to watch where God leads you!

Alicia said...

Oh, yeah.. I meant to answer your question about books for MOPS. So many great mom titles out there. Here are a few of my favorites--- Tender Mercy for a Mother's Soul by Angela Thomas, Real Moms, Real Jesus by Jill Savage and my favorite "mom devo" is Mary DeMuth's Ordinary mom, Extraordinary Jesus. Of course, the Mops Devo for this year is wonderful- Always There. Do you have that one? (OK, I'm biased b/c I'm in that one, but REALLY, there are FAR BETTER WRITERS than me in there!) Hope that helps. Wish you were MY mentor mom :)