domingo, 27 de janeiro de 2008

"But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint." - Isaiah 40:31

Anyone who has ever watched an eagle or a giant condor soar knows what birds like these have learned: flying into the wind actually takes you higher. It's why airplanes take off into the wind-the air beneath their wings gives them lift they wouldn’t otherwise have. Here in Southern California we have what are known as "Santa Ana winds." They are so strong that airplanes will change their direction whenever possible to fly directly into them to get the extra lift.

If we would learn not to avoid the strong winds that blow but face them head on, we would gain strength and elevation we would otherwise never experience. Jesus released a strong headwind when He said, "If anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself, and take up his cross and follow Me" (Matt. 16:24).

Next time you're tempted to take the path of least resistance or fly with the wind rather than against it, remember the soaring eagle and make a decision then and there to fly against the wind. You'll very quickly discover something about yourself: you are stronger, can fly higher, and will be more focused than ever before.

You will never soar like an eagle if you take the path of least resistance.

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Father in Heaven, You never promised that following You would be easy. But You have promised to take me to higher places in my life if I follow You-no matter where you lead or how much resistance I face. Today I am choosing to soar high with You.
--Robert Schuller

3 comentários:

.:*:. Ferípula .:*:. disse...

Obrigado, Teresa!
I love this bird....
And i learn whit the Word.

God bless you!
Look at my post, before.

Kisses from Argentina.

solopoesie disse...


Cosa sarebbe la vita senza amore?

Amare e’ sentirsi vivi, felici, liberi, senza paure ne’ timori.

Amare e' vivere i propri sogni senza essere egoisti;

amare e’ difendere gli oppressi;

amare e’ aver l'orgoglio (e non il timore)

di dire "ti voglio bene",

e il coraggio di ammettere gli sbagli;

amare e’ non giudicare, e imparare

a tollerare anche le persone un po diverse, difficili;

amare e’ non disprezzare i meno fortunati di noi;

amare e’ rispondere con cortesia

anche a coloro che ci assillano;

amare e’ infondere sempre coraggio a chi ha perso fiducia; amare e’ consolare gli afflitti,

tutti quelli che soffrono, ...............


solopoesie disse...

Very nice on your blog theme about religious and


What is life without love?

To love and 'feel alive, happy, free, without fear they' fears.

Loving and 'live their dreams without being selfish;

Love and 'defending the oppressed;

Love and 'have the pride (and not fear)

To say "I love you"

And the courage to admit mistakes;

Love and 'judge not, and learn

Tolerate even people somewhat different, difficult;

Love and 'not despise the less fortunate than us;

Love and 'respond with courtesy

Even those who assillano us;

Love and 'always instil courage to those who have lost faith, love and' consular the afflicted,

All those who suffer, ...............