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Remaining Faithful

It is HOT. I don't mean warm or toasty, it is HOT! The weatherman says it is unseasonably HOT. We expect extreme heat in the summer, but not in the early spring.

God designed the world to run in seasons or cycles. They are predictable movements of nature. Have you ever considered the cycles of your Christian life? God promised to give you seasonal strength if you will wait upon the Lord. (Isa 40:31)

ECSTASY. "They shall mount up with wings as eagles." An eagle spreads its wings and soars upon the wind. There is no strenuous effort involved, only a dependance upon the wind and an enjoyment of the journey. Christians experience seasons of inexpressible ecstasy, these are moments of deep worship and praise.

ENERGY. "They shall run and not be weary." The cheetah runs fast, but it does not run far because it grows tired. God promises you an inexhaustible source of energy. Christians experience seasons of energy, these are moments of ministry & service.

ENDURANCE. "They shall walk and not faint." Turtles do not have the perspective of the eagle or the grace of a cheetah, but they know how to endure. The snapping turtle is legendary for its determination to bite and hold. Christians experience seasons of endurance, these are moments of faith & hope.

My favorite season is fall. I love the cool evenings and the beautiful colors. Winter is too cold, summer is too hot, and spring is too sneezy. The fall--it is just right. Unfortunately I can't control the seasons.

I'd prefer to soar like an eagle or sprint like a cheetah than to crawl around like a turtle. Unfortunately I can't control the seasons. All I can do is remain faithful to wait upon the Lord.

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