Re: Daily Devotional; formerly Chaplains Corner
Thank you, BlackEagle -
I, too, find this forum very encouraging.
It is pretty easy to conclude that a conservative Christian is a rare thing, then we find a forum like this and it is GREAT!
Bruce Larson, in his book, Wind and Fire, points out some interesting facts about Sandhill cranes: "These large birds, who fly great distances across continents, have three remarkable qualities. First, they rotate leadership. No one bird stays out in front all the time. Second, they choose leaders who can handle turbulence. And then, all during the time one bird is leading, the rest are honking their affirmation.
Now I don’t know if Mr. Larson was aware of it or not, but Sandhill Cranes are not the only creatures that do this. Anyone that has ever studied the huge flying V’s of the Canadian Geese has noticed the same thing! The point goose will drop back, and is replaced by another, who has been riding in his slipstream. And – no matter how high they are above you, you can hear all the followers honking encouragement to the one in front!
That idea should not end with the animal kingdom! What a great model it makes for the Church, as well. The Church sure needs leaders who can handle turbulence and who are aware that they cannot handle it all, all the time, but must spread some of that leadership around! But most of all, we need a church where we are all honking encouragement."
1 Thessalonians 5:11-14 (KJV);
“Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also ye do. And we beseech you, brethren, to know them which labour among you, and are over you in the Lord, and admonish you; And to esteem them very highly in love for their work’s sake. And be at peace among yourselves. Now we exhort you, brethren, warn them that are unruly, comfort the feebleminded, support the weak, be patient toward all men.”
Go to Church and get involved there! Maybe you can lead a song – maybe you can lead a Bible study – maybe you can lead a youth group – maybe you can lead the congregation in a prayer – but even if you don’t feel you can do any of those things, go to church anyway; Everyone can at least HONK!
May God bless each one of you -
Christ told me to arm myself. If you want me disarmed - - Molon Labe.