Daily Delight

Sunday, February 12, 2017

As a child, running was glorious. Wind in your hair, tingling on your skin, billowing back your clothes. But at some point we slow down; we stop running. Why? Because we’ve learned that we’re more likely to fall if we run, and it’s not worth it.

How does an airplane take off? It needs a runway. It needs a head-start. It builds up speed and power.
When we start to grow in the Lord, the devil and our own flesh fights us, and we fall. And sometimes we wonder, why try? Is it really worth it? We’re afraid to try running, growing, by leaps and bounds because we know the higher we are, the farther we’ll fall. So the question you could ask is, is flying worth it? Is it worth that struggle just to get off the ground? “For a just man falleth seven times, and riseth up again: but the wicked shall fall into mischief," (Proverbs 24:16, KJV). But I would ask you to take your question further, and ask isn’t God worth it? The Lover of your soul, the One that died for you, Creator of all beauty, the Giver of love, joy, and peace. He is amazing. 

Starting that growth, that takeoff, is hard. The fear of falling is strong. But the running, and the flying, and yes, even the falling is worth it; because you’ll be farther than you were before, and God uses even those falls to bring about good things. 

As you begin to fly, it gets easier. Not because we are stronger, but because He has already begun changing us, and we learn to rest on Him, and His Holy Spirit, who is the wind that pushes up our wings. Will you let Him lift you off the ground? Will you, not walk, but run? 

Seek, chase after God, and revel in the glory of feeling Him lift you off the ground. 

But the path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day." 
-Proverbs 4:18 (KJV) 

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About the Author

Liz Rigby≫ ≫
 Liz clutches at whatever writing time she can get when she's not cleaning, laundering, cooking, homeschooling, and otherwise taking care of the love of her life and their three boys. To offset the busy stress of life, Liz loves nothing better than either writing, painting, creating music, or spending time with friends. Having graduated from Bible college and passed through the baby-making phase, Liz is eager for the next step and ministry that God has for her, and is excited to have a part in the Daughter of Delight team, where she hopes her words will point others to His exquisite glory.

For more of Liz's writing visit her blog plungedeep-climbsteep.com, or find her on Instagram @plungedeepclimbsteep.


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