I was sitting here at my desk waiting on direction from God on what to write, while looking out the window. We have a lot of snow right now in my city, and the sun is out. It looks beautiful outside, like you would want to be there, but it is only 5 degrees with a negative degree wind-chill. A couple of thoughts came to mind:
- When we are forgiven of our wrong doing, our souls are as white as snow.
“Take away my sin, and I will be clean.
Wash me, and I will be whiter than snow.”
Psl. 51:7 (Int. Children’s Bible)
2. How on the outside of a person, everything may look beautiful, but once you enter into their world, you discern the flaws, or hurts behind the public image.
“People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.”
1 Sam. 16:7 (NIV)
But what really got my attention, was a squirrel going out to the very limits of a tree limb. There was another tree that looked to be several feet away. I was in the process of thinking, “There is no way he will try to jump. It’s way too…” and before I could finish he started running and leaped into the thin, cold, air and landed on a limb, on the other tree. Now his form was excellent. I gave him a “9.5”, but the Russian judge only gave him a “6”. Perhaps because he wasn’t a “Red” squirrel. Witnessing this “leap of faith” triggered another thought:
- The squirrel knew he would make it. He was so confident that he ran vigorously with no plan “B” in mind. There was no backup plan.
If only we, who walk with God, could be so bold and sure of Him that we live with astounding assurance. We can, by knowing the God we serve.
“being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ;”
Phi. 1:6 (NKJV)
God has a purpose, a plan, and a path for each one of us. We can, via several means, determine what God has for us and then walk it out with confidence. As George Zimmer would say, of “The Men’s Warehouse”, “I guarantee it!” So go ahead and take that leap of faith! The Russian judge may not give you a good score, but the angels will and that great cloud of witnesses in heaven will root you on.
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