Do you consider yourself a “strong Christian?” Are you one of those who compare your moral decisions with those of others, instead of checking to see what the Bible says? “Well, I go to church more often than “so and so” does. I’m better than they are. . .” Or even if you are faithful in attendance to worship services, is that enough? If you are a “friend to all” and are always willing to help those in need, most people would consider yourself flying high in their Christian walk. But, are you content to fly?
Flying means to be capable of moving through the air. Most birds can fly. Even chickens can fly a little (We’ve definitely had some fly out of the pen.), but God wants His children to do more than fly. God’s children are made to soar. “Soaring” takes “flying” to a whole different level – it is being able to go further distances at higher altitudes. Isaiah painted such a beautiful word picture when he said, “But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint (Isaiah 40:31). With God by our side, there is nothing that we cannot do. He will give strength to the weak. Martin Luther is noted for saying that “God plus one make a majority.” That was certainly the case with David, when he fought Goliath, Elijah, when he faced the prophets of Baal on Mount Carmel, and Noah, when he found grace in the eyes of the Lord.
“And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to His purpose” (Romans 8:28). For “if God be for us, who can be against us?” (Romans 8:31) There is always more that we can do for the Lord. Don’t be content to fly – Soar! Simply blessed, Courtney