Many who say “Our Father” on Sunday spend the rest of the week acting like orphans.
Like a young eaglet that gets pushed out of the nest at the appropriate time, a young man must learn to fly on his own. If the nest is too cushy, if all of his creature comforts are there for his enjoyment, then he may set up his high-definition television and perch for a while.
A child’s heart is open to fresh revelation, new understanding and increased experiences. Children embrace all that life has to offer them every day. When you lose that child’s heart of humility and excitement and think that you have become an expert in the things of God and life, you level off in your development and stop growing. The more mature you are, the more childlike you should become in receiving the things of the Kingdom of God. When you shift from ongoing dependency on Him to an attitude that you can handle it from here, that you know all there is to know and can do things for yourself now as one who is all grown up, you lose the innocence, dependency and wonder of being with Him.
February 27, 2020
Many times we high-five the Holy Spirit with a, “I’ll take it from here!” or “ I got this!” This is where many of us get into trouble. The Bible says there is a way that seems right to a man but in the end it leads to death (Proverbs 16:25). I believe there are many times in our lives where things will seem right to us but without the leading of the Holy Spirit and His perfect guidance, we will get ourselves in trouble. We need His perfect guidance, His foresight, His protection and navigation for the journey ahead of us.
February 23, 2020
The spirit of independence has separated too many people from community, and the enemy’s darts are raining down on them. It’s not really that complicated. If it’s raining and you don’t want to get wet, then jump under an umbrella.
Nobody can have unity on his or her own. You cannot be married on your own. There is no such thing as an independent believer. You cannot have unity by belonging nowhere.