For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success. Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:7-9
I would like to share an article I read recently. I believe it will bless you as it has me.
When I visit the zoo, I skip the eagles’ cage. I can’t stand the pain of seeing those majestic birds sit there on their perches day after day, their burnished brown wings draped over them like an ill-fitting old coat. They were created for the heights, to dance among the clouds, not to be prisoners in a cage. Those birds were made to fly.
Many people who profess that they are Christ’s men and women are like those caged eagles. They are made to live as free citizens of heaven, but they are imprisoned by FEAR THAT KEEPS THEM FROM SOARING.
It breaks God’s heart. He knows what you could become, yet we have confined ourselves to a cage, and the irony is that it is a cage with open doors.
The apostle Paul said that we who have put our trust in Christ have died with Him to the sin that confined us in our old life. And we are now alive in Him. We are not the people we used to be. Therefore, we must stop facing life as we used to face it.
Think long about these truths. Remind yourselves of them often. THROUGH CHRIST WE HAVE BEEN MADE TO SOAR!!