WHAT KIND OF FLIGHT? – By Pastor E. A. Adeboye
Memory Verse: Isaiah 46:4:“And even to your old age I am he; and even to hoar hairs will I carry you: I have made, and I will bear; even I will carry, and will deliver you.”
Read: Isaiah 46:3-4.
Isaiah 46:3-4:“Hearken unto me, O house of Jacob, and all the remnant of the house of Israel, which are borne by me from the belly, which are carried from the womb: And even to your old age I am he; and even to hoar hairs will I carry you: I have made, and I will bear; even I will carry, and will deliver you.”
Looking at flying from a spiritual perspective, there are at least two ways to fly: with your own energy and with God’s energy. When birds fly, they usually spend their energy; but a man who travels by an aeroplane flies without any effort. He does not sweat, he eats and drinks, watches video and even has the luxury of using the lavatory while flying. He may strike a business deal with someone or he may decide to sleep, all while still flying. It is not enough to decide to fly; you must equally determine how you want to fly. In Exodus 19:3-4, when God was bringing the children of Israel out of bondage, He carried them on eagles’ wings. None of their individual or collective effort could free them all these years, but when God intervened, He delivered them from bondage and placed them where the enemy could no longer touch them. Moreover, when a bird is flying, if it has any item to take to its destination, it would have to carry with its beak. This is a form of load which could also act as a drag on the bird while in flight. It is not easy to fly and at the same time carry a form of load. If such load is heavy, it will retard the speed of flight of the bird. However, if you are flying in aeroplane and you have any luggage, the aeroplane will carry both you and your luggage. Isaiah 53:4-5 says that God is not only able to carry you, but also can carry your burdens. What are your cares today? What are the things causing worry in your heart? Lay them at His feet by prayer and leave them there. After telling the Lord, like Hannah, stop worrying about them from that moment.
- Cast your cares and burdens upon the Lord in prayers and watch Him bare you up on eagles’ wings.
Bible in one year: 2 Samuel 22-24