Spreading Our Wings

FRIDAY, MARCH 14, 2014

You know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow. So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be perfect and complete, needing nothing.—James 1:3–4

When a mother eagle teaches an eaglet to fly, she will very unceremoniously kick it out of the nest, which is usually ninety feet or more above the ground. As the little bird is falling, she will wait until it almost hits the ground. Then she will swoop down, pick it up, put it back into the nest, and kick it out again. She will do this again and again. After a while, that little eaglet starts using its wings. Now, this may seem like a cruel way to teach something, but that is how eagles learn to fly.

Sometimes God will kick you out of your nest. You might be in a comfort zone in which everything is going the way you want it to. Then the Lord will say, “It’s time for you to grow up. It’s time for you to stretch your faith. It’s time for you to spread your wings.”

God will test you because He wants you to mature. He wants you to develop a walk with Him that is not based on your fluctuating emotions, but on your commitment to Him as you learn to walk by faith.

Notice that James 1:2 does not say, “Count it all joy if you fall into various trials.” Rather, it says, “Count it all joy when you fall into various trials” (emphasis added). It’s only a matter of time until the next trial will come along. It isn’t an option. We all will be tested. The question is, when these tests come will you pass or fail?

TODAY’S RADIO PROGRAM:”Wasted Potential: The Story of King Saul — II”
TODAY’S BIBLE READING: Deuteronomy 25-27, Galatians 5

DONATE TO HARVEST

Used by permission from Harvest Ministries with Greg Laurie, PO Box 4000, Riverside, CA 92514

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin

More Posts

Small Business

Move Your Small Business Forward with These Cashflow Basics

Image via Pexels Profit is crucial for any kind of business to maintain success. But it’s not everything. If your small business doesn’t maintain positive cashflow, it won’t be able to thrive — or even survive —  for the long-term. Put simply, cashflow is the money you have available for operating your company. It’s the

Paycheck Protection Program

The Paycheck Protection Program is back. Business can apply for loans to keep their workforce employed. Congress approved more than $280 billion in relief funds for this purpose. Remember that not all lenders will be able to process and issue funds. Smaller community based lenders who work with low income communities and minority owned businesses

Prayer for joy

A Prayer for Joy

Jesus, thank You for becoming Immanuel, “God with us.” It’s because of You that I can

Categories

Send Us A Message