Like a scuba diver who needs oxygen when he goes into the depths of the sea …
Like an astronaut who needs oxygen when he goes into the outer space …
Or simply like a person in an aircraft airborne at 37,000 feet who needs oxygen to survive …
WE NEED THE PRESENCE OF GOD TO LIVE A GOOD LIFE … a life of PEACE … SHALOM (a nothing missing, nothing broken life … be it in your health, finances or relationships); a ZOE kind of life (the God-kind of life, the blessed, absolute fullness of life) while on earth. He desires us to live as VICTORS, OVERCOMERS and MORE THAN CONQUERORS!
He desires us to live like EAGLES that can soar high without flapping its wings. It’s a life of REST, resting in Daddy God’s loving embrace.
The eagle is often used as a symbol of vigor, vitality, strength …. and if you want to be forever young, the bible says in
Psalm 103:5 “HE satisfies your desires with good things so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s”.
Our desires are realized when we delight ourselves in Him. Hope realized is a TREE OF LIFE!
“But those who TRUST IN THE LORD will find new strength.They will soar high on wings like eagles.They will run and not grow weary.They will walk and not faint.” Isaiah 40:31 (NLT)
The Lord simply wants us to discover that underneath are His wings, His everlasting arms! He wants us to learn that our security is…
· not in our bank accounts
· not in our jobs
· not in our homes or possessions
· not in our nation
· not in our health
BUT IN THE LORD GOD ALONE.
Joseph was successful because God was with Him and that is also true with us.
“THE LORD WAS WITH JOSEPH, and he was a SUCCESSFUL MAN; and he was in the house of his master the Egyptian. And his master SAW that THE LORD WAS WITH HIM and that THE LORD MADE ALL HE DID TO PROSPER HIS HAND.” Genesis 39:2-3
By Chee Pada
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