Story of the day: Time to Reflect
In the last few months, my last two seminary classes have proven to be very challenging and yet at the same time very re-warding. Through this time period, I have had time to reflect on all the hours spent studying and trying to figure the theological perspectives that I have had to come across. Though I can say that seminary is very intensive, I have learned a great deal about God and myself. There are so many great life lessons that I have encountered and hopefully will be able to share with you all.
Have you ever had a sense to want to go out and conquer the world? I know I have and yet God’s timing is not my own and a sense discouragement seems to radiate throughout my life. I know that doing things for His Kingdom are just that, for His will. Anytime that I try to add my own timeline or idea of what needs to be, I always seem to mess it up. As harsh as that sounds, I know that God knows what is best for my life and if I just hand over the reigns, things always seem to go a lot smoother and when I least expect them to. I know that when I wait on God in my life, it is His perfect time and will for me no matter what challenges that I may face.
Eagles are known for soaring. They glide in the air. The amazing thing about eagles is that they don’t work that hard to hang in the air like they do. Eagles depend on o wind gust and updraft.
When an eagle catches the wind, he can soar for a long time, just pausing over now and then to flap his wings a bit. An eagle doesn’t fly, furiously beating the air with his wings. If it did, many of them would probably poop out because their wings are too heavy to do that for any length of time. They rest on the power of the wind.
Many people are tired of furiously fighting their way through life, trying to do the best that they can. God would have us to catch the wind. He wants us to link into His will so that we don’t have to struggle unnecessarily where He’s provided a way. His commandments are not burdensome.
Quote of the day: Tony Evans
“Have you caught the wind?”
Bible verse of the day: Matthew 11: 29
“Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.”
Dear Heavenly Father,
I come to You today knowing that Your Will for my life is a perfect plan and no matter how hard I try and get things done on my own timeline or with my own wind, I will be working for my will. Today I take Your Yoke for my life and learn all that You have to offer for me and my family. May my soul find rest this day.
In Jesus Name I pray,
 Tony Evans, Tony Evans’ Book of Illustrations, [Chicago: Moody Publishers, 2009.] 137.