"As an eagle stirreth up her nest, fluttereth over her young, spreadeth abroad her wings, taketh them, beareth them on her wings: So the Lord alone did lead him, and there was no strange god with him."
(Deuteronomy 32:11-12 KJV)
Sometimes Our Awesome God reminds us of a parent bird, eager to show us what we can do. He takes us to a cliff and pushes us off into air so we can learn to "fly" by ourselves and He is there to catch us. If we were truly birds, we would already "know" by instinct how to move our "wings" and fly. Though we are not birds, God often pushes us into places we have never been so that we learn how to cope and gradually do better and better at the job while He waits to swoop in and rescue us if we need it. When Our Awesome God brings you into a perilous place, He is always there to rescue you and instruct you when you ask and trust Him.
Do you understand as a Christian that Our Awesome God may take away your feelings of comfort and your privileges in order to make you a stronger Christian? Do you see that God instructs His soldiers and children by not allowing them to lie at ease in bed but to go on difficult marches and service for Him? He makes them wade through streams, swim across rivers, climb steep mountains and walk long marches carrying their backpacks of sorrows. (But God will carry your sorrows if you ask Him.) This is how God develops and instructs soldiers and His children for His service. He knows that just dressing them up in proper clothes and giving them authority is not enough to make them strong, knowledgeable and wise in their jobs. It takes experience and action with instruction to make them ready to become His world leaders for Him.
Would this explain the situation you are in? Could Our Awesome God be uncovering your gifts and causing them to grow? Is He developing in you the qualities He needs in a leader? Are you ready for service with Our Awesome God? Learn the Bible and to pray to Him for help when you need it. Come join us at Living Word Baptist Church as we learn what God wants to teach us ---to fly His way in the job He has for you.
We (as a church) want all people in church, worshipping Our Awesome God with faith and obedience every Sunday. If you are not yet a Christian, it is time that you should know and love Our Awesome God as your Creator and Savior. Join us at Living Word Baptist Church as we pray and worship Him this Sunday at 10:30 AM and at 6:00 PM for Bible Study along with AWANA for children (September through May). On Wednesdays, we meet at 7:00 PM for Prayer Requests and a Bible Study follows until 8:00 PM. We love visitors!
Flo & Bill