Monday, 28 February 2011

With God, all obstacles serve His purpose. We all have mountains in our lives. Problems great and small that seem insurmountable, hindering our progress.

That job we hate, the personal problem we can't seem to overcome. Relationship problems, all seemingly unconquerable.

Not so, God can remove all and any of our problems, but, He can also make us what He wants us to be through them. Sometimes He puts the mountain there. However, we know, God will never fail to keep His promises.
He understands the way we take, and when we come to the foot of the mountain, we shall find the way.

The meaning of trial is not only to test worthiness, but to increase it. As the oak is not only tested by the storms, but toughened by them. So the mountains in our lives test and toughen us.

Trees are beautiful, and so diverse. From them we receive oxygen, shelter, wood for homes, furnishings and so much more.
Some grow quickly, some more slowly. There are those which are shallow rooted and others with deep roots, equal to the size of their topmost branches. What is below, shadows what can be seen above.

There is a Chinese tree, that comes from a very small seed. When planted, for four years all that can be seen is a tiny sprig and bud.
However, in the fifth year, it suddenly grows eighty feet.
In those four years, it has been putting down an incredible root system, strong enough to support its amazing growth.

We too must be patient and make sure we are firmly planted in the word of God. The seed of life.

The trees with the deepest roots and the most flexible trunks are those which survive the storms of life.

Patience is maturity.
A magnificent young eagle stood on the edge of his nest, stretching and flapping his mighty wings. He gazed into the cloudless blue sky and then launched out onto the warm thermal.
His parents followed, and as his confidence and expertise grew, the three of them soared together, enjoying the freedom their wings gave them.

The sky is the eagles home, and the heavenly heights their domain. They are safe, not flying too low, always keeping that skyward look' Created to soar above the winds and storms

We too must keep our eyes heavenward.
Keep our faith and hope strong in Jesus. He is the one who enables us to soar above the storms and trials of this life.

Soar like the eagle.

Keep looking skyward.