Monday, January 31, 2011

Taking Flight!

 

We are living in some tough times, aren’t we?


Oh I could go on and list all of the things that seem to be reeling out of control in our country, but I am not going to go there!

 Have you been there lately?

Are your present life circumstances bearing down on you like a crashing wave?

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Is your heart weighed down with concern for our country,
your family, or one you know?

If you are anything like me, your have answered these with a YES.

Well then….what are we to do?  What CAN we do?

Where is our focus suppose to be?

That is the most important question during times like these!

I read this today and it really blessed me.
It is authored by one of my favorite pastors, Alistair Begg.  He
has a ministry called “Truth For Life” and is an excellent teacher!

This is the best answer to correcting our focus!

It will always give a Christian the greatest calm, quiet, ease, and peace to think of the perfect righteousness of Christ. How often are the saints of God downcast and sad! I do not think they ought to be. I do not think they would be if they could always see their perfection in Christ.

There are some who are always talking about corruption and the depravity of the heart and the innate evil of the soul. This is quite true, but why not go a little further and remember that we are perfect in Christ Jesus??

It is no wonder that those who are dwelling upon their own {or others} corruption should wear such downcast looks; but surely if we call to mind "Christ Jesus, whom God made . . . our righteousness,"1 we shall be of good cheer. What though distresses afflict me, though Satan assault me, though there may be many things to be experienced before I get to heaven,
those are done for me in the covenant of divine grace; there is nothing wanting in my Lord--Christ has done it all.

Did you get that?  All is taken care of in the covenant of
divine grace!

Our God is busy tending to ALL of the details of everything
that is going on in the lives of those who love Him, and in this world!  His truth and His righteousness shall prevail!
 

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We can mount up with wings of eagles, and soar far above all
the cares of this world as we trust in Him, and focus on His
righteousness!

Will you look to Him?

Come soar with me….

Isn’t the view incredible up here above the clouds?

Can you hear the hush of the wind on your wings?

He’s smiling at us flyin’ around and delighting in handling it all for us and our meditation on Him!

Now this is the LIFE!!

Have a wonderful week…don’t let anyone or anything
clip your wings! 

Love ya bunches!

Becky

16 comments:

  1. Happy Monday to you Miss Becky,
    What a great post!! How true, that if we keep our eyes on him, what a difference it makes to our lives. He is truly all we need to make it thru!!
    Hope you are doing and feeling well my sweet friend, and sure hope we can get together this week and have some funshine together!!
    Love ya, Nellie

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  2. Hi Becky,
    Your blog is such an inspiration! I love the photo of the waves crashing on the rocks. Hope you have a wonderful day.
    Hugs, Sandy

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  3. Hi sweetie, Yep this is my Beck-always so uplifting and encouraging. Sending you much love today and lots of hugs.
    Nor

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  4. Thank you so much for this post Becky! It really lifted my spirit:)

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  5. What an encouragment, and inspiration you are Becky. Thank you for posting such a wonderful piece today!
    Hugs,
    Debbie@lakehouse

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  6. Hmmmm...losing a business, 92 year old mother in law had a heart attack and a blizzard about to hit us after a weekend with a HORRIBLY MEAN family member in the house. I just have to not think about the circumstances and choose to set my gaze at Him. He allows all things and is not surprised...we will ride these waves and land someday on a tropical beach

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  7. Hi! Becky, love this post and the devotional was awesome! Thank you for the comment that you left me! I was so delighted with the encourgement that you always leave me! I love you Girl, and so Thank God for a sweet friendship! Have a great Tuesday!:)

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  8. Another uplifting post! It's a choice we have to make everyday - whether to focus on Christ or on our situation.

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  9. Oh dear Becky, I cannot tell you how much I needed this today...so much turmoil around us, even in families and friends lives, not to mention our nation! Thank you for reminding me of Where/Who to run to!
    I pray all is well with you and yours. I think of you each day. Much love, Liesa (Happy February!)

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  10. Hey! this morning when I was doing my post and thought of you! Florida?.....a dream vacation of mine!! I am speaking for a lot we are sooooooo.....COLD!! Just thought I would send a reminder and let you know that I am so thinking toasty beach weather! Can you tell; I just woke up from a nap! I guess a warm Dream!! LOL! thanks for your thoughts! I am sending you a COOL breeze!! Love ya!

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  11. Good words of encouragement, Becky! Thanks for passing them along.:) I hear Alistair Begg almost everyday on our Christian radio station here. (I once thought the announcer was saying Alex Trebek from Jeopardy- and I thought "that can't be right".:)

    I hope you are staying warm down there- hope the cold weather doesn't reach you! We are in the beginning of our blizzard here for overnight. I am praying for so many across the country in the path of this terrible winter storm. So many are not used to getting so much snow.

    Take care sweet Becky!
    Hugs,
    Linda

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  12. Thanks for coming by today, Becky! I love it when you do. Thank goodness we can look beyond this world and look to the HOPE we are made for. We often forget that we are not made to be comfortable here on this earth....
    much love,
    lynn

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  13. Becky, your post is amazing and inspiring. thank you so much for sharing this. times are so unsettling right now. I pray for answers every day.

    I am mailing your package tomorrow. I hope you will like everything I included. I started buying these treasures when I sold antiques. It is time they are put to good use.

    Love you, Jeanne xoxoxo

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  14. What a wonderful post.

    Clare x

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