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January 22, 2024 | Daily Devotionals | January 22

Final Flight Orientation

Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; For You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me. Psalm 23:4

God comes to man most powerfully in the midst of his darkest hours and biggest challenges, calling him to trim out his faith and fly into the wind. Versus what? Fragmenting or panicking in the midst of trials, choosing to act “pigeon,” planted comfortably on a ten-foot perch in a cage (looking goofy). The difference between flapping hard to stay aloft versus soaring in a different dimension is knowing how your faith is designed and responding in the midst of some heavy winds. Just as gravity is necessary to experience life, so change and challenge are necessary for God’s Man to soar spiritually and experience growth through the Holy Spirit.

Endure hardship as discipline; God is treating you as sons. For what son is not disciplined by his father? If you are not disciplined (and everyone undergoes discipline), then you are illegitimate children and not true sons. Moreover, we all had human parents who disciplined us and we respected them for it. How much more should we submit to the Father of our spirits and live? (Hebrews 12: 7-9)

The difference between worldly punishment and godly discipline is that with God, it is always for our good. Hebrews 12:11 says that for those who are trained by God’s discipline, afterward it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness.

So, how about you? Are you ready to get off that perch and spread those wings? Your Father, through His Spirit, wants to say to you, “Could I have a word with you, son?”

Father, it is time for me to accept your power and soar higher; I will not fight you.

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