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!)
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.
Virginia : )