Growing together in the Spirit of Jesus Christ...

"Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another - and all the more as you see the Day approaching." - Hebrews 10:25 NIV

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

May 14, 2008

seek to soar
photo by Bob Johnson

"I was thinking that I might fly today.
Just to disprove all the things you say...
please be careful with me,
I'm sensitive, and I'd like to stay that way."
- Jewel

"Do not confuse peace of mind
with spaced-out insensitivity.
A truly peaceful mind
is very sensitive, very aware."
- Tenzin Gyatso
(the 14th Dalai Lama)

Sensitivity (perhaps a better word is sensibility)
can make us very vulernable,
for to be so, opens us up to an acuteness of feeling
which can invoke pain as well as pleasure.
It opens our heart and it makes us
susceptible to all sorts of things.
To be sensitive is usually associated
with the female gender and
is not considered manly by human standards.

Many women wish to shed this implied sensitivity
in order to make themselves less vulnerable...
many men to avoid being labeled
something less than a man...
in some ways a tribute to
egotism or concentration on self.

Consider this...
1. Sensibility is directly related to discernment.
2. Sensibility is directly related to the capacity for love.
3. Sensibility will allow you to see things
that you would never have noticed before.
4. Sensibility will allow you to be more creative.
5. Sensibility allows you to make the most
of your God given talents.
6. Sensibility will allow you to grow.
7. Jesus Christ (God in human form... a man)...perfect...
was the most sensitive man ever born.

Consider for yourself what you,
as a Christian, want to be like...
and then consider the alternative.

"And the day came when the risk
to remain tight in a bud
was more painful than the risk
it took to blossom."
- Anais Nin

"God finds a low branch for the bird that cannot fly."
- Turkish Proverb

This, Turkish proverb, not only implies
God's great grace for all mankind...
it also implies the intended rewards
He will give His children.

Therefore... the same can be said of the human
unwilling to fly their highest.

Seek to SOAR (by being sensitive and trusting our Lord)...
don't just settle for a low branch.

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