Grace frees us to fly. So, fly! Dare I give a few illustrations? Aw, why not? You've had your eye on that sailboat or catamaran or sports car for some time. Why not? You've thought a lot about a cruise or a trip to Europe but never permitted yourself to do more than think. Why not?
Insight for Today
Written by Chuck Swindoll, these encouraging devotional thoughts are published seven days per week.
The next time you start feeling like Job—alone, accused, deserted by friends, misunderstood, ripped off—turn to Him, your own "Advocate with the Father."
The victory we desire is never automatic.
And let's not feel so smug about it. Born spiritually dead and diseased by sin from our mother's womb, we have the roots of wickedness deep within us. You do. I do. Every human does, including children.
When the bill comes due, the wages of wilful sin must be paid in full.
Sometimes people can't see past us to hear our message. We never have a second chance to leave a first impression.
Think before you applaud. Is it the best way to give God your praise? Is it appropriate? Is it necessary? Would silence be better?
If you don't do your part, who will?
Give yourself permission to soar...then jump!
Whatever it is you're facing, stand strong. Walk in quiet confidence, not veiled pride. Be sure without being stubborn...firm without being unteachable...enduring but not discourteous...full of truth balanced with grace.