YOU CAN FLY BUT...
II CORINTHIANS 5: 1 - 8
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"We walk by faith, not by sight."
JESUS CHRIST said, "Consider the lilies of the field, how they
grow: they neither toil nor spin; and yet I say to you that
even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.
Now if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is,
and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will He not much more
clothe you, O you of little faith?" (Matthew 6: 28 - 30).
As you confront this new year would Christ, if He were
addressing you, refer to you as one of "little faith?"
Candidly evaluate yourself. Are there some new commitments you
need to make in order to grow spiritually and achieve personally
like the Lord desires for you to in this new year? Are there
some old habits and attitudes that need to be discarded in order
to prevent them from being hindrances?
I love colorful posters with meaningful slogans. Two come to
mind. One shows several young yellow ducklings with necks
outstretched waddling along in tall grass. The caption reads:
"Go forth and conquer." That is what our Lord wants of His
children. However, I often feel as inept as those ducklings
Another poster pictures a caterpillar looking up at a beautiful
butterfly. The caption is: "You can fly but that cocoon has
got to go." You can reach new heights, but there are old
limitations that have to go.
Walking into this new year by faith, we need guidelines to help
us know how and what cocoons to discard and how to go forth and
I.WE WALK BY PARROTING
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