Soaring (with a little faith!)

Sometimes we get so mired in making sure we’re sure about whatever we’re doing that we forget to engage our eyes of faith to look up for soaring opportunities.

We may get a little (too) comfortable hanging out where we are, maybe even sleepy in our sureness (like this snoozing bear sighted in in Yellowstone National Park years ago.)

“If we insist on being as sure as is conceivable… we must be content to creep along the ground, and never soar.” John Henry Newman (soon-to-be Saint on Sunday!)

“In almost everything that touches our everyday life on earth God is pleased when we’re pleased. God wills that we be as free as birds to soar and sing our Maker’s praise without anxiety.” A.W. Tozer

A.W. Tozer was one of my Mama’s favorite spiritual writers (along with Amy Carmichael.) This quote of his seems like a challenge, to let God help us soar as we face whatever comes each day – the good things and the challenging things. If we let God help carry our concerns (worries, burdens, the stuff that keeps us awake at night) then we can be free to flutter about unencumbered. And, hopefully (with lots of faith) soar a bit without freaking out when we leave our piles of certainties on the ground.

grace, peace & soaring (with a little Faith!)

Virginia : )

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8 Responses to Soaring (with a little faith!)

  1. Carol Ostrye says:

    and happy St. Theresa of Avila day yesterday my friend!

    • Virginia says:

      Carol, I am confused – I thought Teresa of Avila’s feast day is 15 October, but received a St Teresa greeting from Franciscan Saint-A-Day this week! What gives? Whatever, I like Teresa of Avila every day…. thank you for the introduction all those years ago! Blessings!! πŸŒŸπŸ’œπŸŒŸπŸ’œπŸŒŸ

  2. Cjo says:

    Enjoyed your blog today. It was very encouraging to me.

    • Virginia says:

      Thank you, Carol-Jo. We so enjoyed the Heart for Orphans event with you!! Talk about soaring, hearing how lives are being transformed with Love!! Mel is smiling up Above!!!πŸŒ–πŸ’œπŸŒŸπŸ’œπŸŒŸπŸ’œπŸŒ”

  3. Always an encouragement to be found on your blog Virginia! Thank you 😊

  4. Carol says:

    I’m confused too then!! I will look it up some more. I’m participating in the interior castle class on cac.org. Her writings never get old.

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