Sermon "Skill in Your Hand & God in Your Heart"

Saturday, February 27, 2016

I Can't But God Can!

My Morning Prayer...
Good morning Lord. Thank You for another day. Our recent rains were needed, but today's sunshine is wanted. Thank You for giving us both.
You know Lord, when I was a kid, I used to say that if I could be any kind of animal, I would want to be a horse. I don't know much about them, and never rode one, but they are among the most beautiful creatures of Your creation. But I think if I had to choose now, it would be an eagle. Not only are they also very beautiful, but they have two very impressive abilities that I think would come in handy, and that's to fly high and to see far.
What brought that to mind was recently I was reading something interesting about an eagle in a sermon, that I found out was not totally accurate. It was an illustration that said an eagle will fly into a storm so that it can use the contrary winds to lift it high above the clouds out of harms way. That sounds good, but I had to do some fact checking. From all I read from experts on eagle behavior, it doesn't appear that's a factual behavior for an eagle to display. But what is probably accurate is that every once in a while, an eagle will get caught in a storm, not fly into it. And when it does, it simply opens its wings to catch all the updraft of the wind currents to lift it above the storm. But the reason that an eagle rarely gets caught in a storm, is because when in flight it can see so far, that an approaching cloud is easy to spot, and hence it can prepare by taking shelter. That is pretty awesome. Your creation Lord!
But Father...I'm not an eagle, and I can't fly high nor can I see far. So I do often get caught in the storms of life. But God I am grateful that for every "I can't", there is a "You can!". I can't see very far ahead of me..but You can. I can't tell when there will be sunshine and when there will be rain...but You can. I can't lift myself up above the storms of life..but You can. So Father, I will do what You told me to do in Jeremiah 40:31..I will wait upon You Lord so that I can mount up on wings like an eagle, and I know when I do I will run and not faint and I will walk and not grow weary..no matter how bad or how long the storm.
Lord thank You for being my everything. I love You. in Jesus name. Amen!

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