Tuesday, November 3, 2009

On Wings

Deeper: interAct: Bible Study  & interAct Study #6 & insights #6

Geese flew over our house late last night .  They flew in a perfect “v” formation making noise as they made their way through the dark skies.  Apparently geese fly day and night to get to their destination with a leader at the front and a scout at the back.  To prevent exhaustion, the geese will look for a place to rest, feed, and wait for good weather before taking flight. 

How cool are geese?  It appears that the feathered creatures really “get” how to live together and achieve their goal.  Geese reveal the power of unity.

God has created humanity to live in unity.  Our purpose of living changes when we unite our life with Christ.  Transformation of the heart and mind occur when we unite our life with Christ:
[ Imitating Christ's Humility ] Therefore if you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any common sharing in the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion . . . Philippians 2:1

  The journey of life requires persistence and endurance; however,  when our life is united with Christ we are willing to go through waiting periods because we have a divine purpose.  Strength builds within us as we place trust in God during a waiting period.  We are stronger when the time comes to move forward.  Isaiah 40:31 depicts the process:
  . . . But those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.

Uniting our life in Christ strengthens us . . . giving us power to soar as on wings like eagles, regardless of what we face. 

Pray:  In Christ . . .
 Learning with you to KICK START the day . . . in unity with Christ,
Pastor Kerrie
(interAct written by Kerrie Palmer © 2009 All Rights Reserved)
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