Friday, December 02, 2005

Fly like Eagles


Isaiah 40:30-31

Even youths shall faint and be weary, and young men shall fall exhausted; but they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.

I've heard this verse, many times before, but this morning it was a big encouragement me. That even with all the strength and vigor of youth, we will grow weary and exhausted. But if we wait for the Lord and rest in Him, He will renew our strength. Then we can soar like eagles over our difficulties and troubles, we can press on, run and not become tired.

Hebrews 12:1

Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us.

There are many people looking at us. Let us lay down our burdens and sin's like Christian in the Book Pilgrims Progress, at the foot of the cross. And run with endurance the race that is this life of following Christ.

16 Comments:

At 12/03/2005 1:04 PM, Blogger Jonathan Moorhead said...

Jason, I just wanted to let you know that I appreciate your thoughts over at Antonio’s blog. Unfortunately he presses every Scripture into his “Free Grace” mold. I agree with you 100%.

 
At 12/03/2005 4:36 PM, Blogger Jason said...

Jonathan, Thanks for the encouragement, yeah it's hard to discuss something with someone who looks at things so analyticly.

 
At 12/04/2005 5:07 PM, Blogger stephen said...

That is a nice picture of an eagle.

 
At 12/04/2005 7:19 PM, Blogger Reformed Centurion said...

You must have been very close to the eagle to get such a good picture.

 
At 12/08/2005 7:15 PM, Blogger Matador190 said...

Your elephant profile picture is awesome. Did you ride it like that Mogli kid from Jungle Book?

 
At 12/08/2005 8:44 PM, Blogger Antonio said...

The charge that Jonathan levels against me could actually turn around and bite him, as I seek to distinguish in the Bible that which it does not equate. Jonathan puts its doctrines into the blender and hit puree, breaking down all distinctions whatsoever.

And Jason,

we are 2000 years removed from the culture, language, idiom, expression, figures of speach, and symbols of the New Testament writers. It takes great care and ANALYSIS in order to derive the meaning from what they wrote.

Peter said about Paul's writings:

2 Peter 3:15-16
as also our beloved brother Paul, according to the wisdom given to him, has written to you, 16 as also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things, in which are some things hard to understand, which untaught and unstable people twist to their own destruction, as they do also the rest of the Scriptures.
NKJV

If they were hard to understand within the context of their time, culture, etc, how much more should we study in order to be sure we are apprehending the Word of God?

Antonio

 
At 12/09/2005 12:29 PM, Blogger Reformed Centurion said...

How did you get the elephant to stand still for the picture? My elephant is always fidgeting in front of the camera.

 
At 12/09/2005 1:47 PM, Blogger Ana Banana said...

Isn't it nice that we don't need to rely on our own strength each day, that we can go to God and lean on him. I have to remember that daily and sometimes I do forget and those end up being the worst days.
Thanks for your thoughts!
And that is a really cool picture with the elephant!

 
At 12/09/2005 9:29 PM, Blogger Julianne said...

Hey, I left your cousin, Nathan's website address at Si Casa. Do you have it?

 
At 12/11/2005 4:30 PM, Blogger Matador190 said...

POST SOMETHING ELSE!

 
At 12/12/2005 2:51 PM, Blogger Daniel Mann said...

Welcome Jason to the blogosphere. Just remember that whatever you post is in an open forum. And in regards to truth should be able to stand scrutiny. But I know you, you have a teachable spirit if ever anyone might appose you, and you be found weighed in the balance and found lacking.

In regards to what you said...'it is hard to discuss something with someone who looks at things so analytically'. Perhaps you should of said unbiblically not analytically. As if being analytical, or too analytical is a bad thing(which would mean sin). Being analytical is a good thing and we all should be so in regards to the pursuing of truth. And Julianne just called me analytical on her blog(as a compliment).


May you be another voice crying in the wilderness heralding the glorious gospel of Jesus Christ, to the glory of God. Amen

 
At 12/12/2005 5:07 PM, Blogger Jason said...

Daniel,
Thank you I was wondering if someone was going to point that out. I agree an analytical mind is a good thing, if not used in excess. Going around and around with an argument that doesn't have an end in sight. But it is still diffcult to discuss something with someone who is analytical. I know because my dad and I have had many analytical discutions. Which is good, things that are difficult offten result in something good. Stress makes diamonds.

 
At 12/13/2005 5:15 PM, Blogger stephen said...

Hey Antonio, are you really getting anything done by "debating" in blogs? I know its good and all, but you haven't changed anybody's opinion.

I agree, jason. Sometimes we can get so bogged down analytically we forget what it is we're analyzing about. If that makes sense. Maybe I should analyze that last sentence.

 
At 12/13/2005 5:25 PM, Blogger Jason said...

No, see then you would just start spinning in circles, get dizzy, pass out and be no good for any thing.

Analyze but don't over analyze.

 
At 12/18/2005 4:36 PM, Blogger Jason said...

Antonio,
where did I say that studying and analyzing the Scripture was a bad thing?

 
At 1/22/2006 8:30 PM, Blogger Julianne said...

Jason,

Just looking back over your posts and this one really struck me tonight. Sometimes, as youths, we want things accomplished here and now. But God is telling us that we ALL will grow weary and faint and that we need to depend upon Him and not our own strength. I think of Jim Benson or John Piper. These guys are so passionate and energetic about proclaiming Christ' name in all the nations. What keeps their hearts aflame for the gospel? It must be waiting on the Lord. It's like God is telling us to wait for the Lord in life and He will renew us for His work. It gives me joy to know that I have my whole lifetime to use to serve Him. That I can run and not grow weary and walk and not be faint even when youth passes me by (if God has me here that long). Anyway, good post.

 

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