“Perfect as the wing of a bird may be, it will never enable the bird to
fly if unsupported by the air -Ivan Pavlov
Similarly, we can try to perfect ourselves by our own efforts but we will never be able to fly in the Spirit, no matter how holy we seem, without the wind of the Holy Spirit lifting and filling us with the Presence of God
Isaiah 40:31 (NASB)
31 Yet those who [a]wait for the Lord
Will gain new strength;
They will mount up with wings like eagles,
They will run and not get tired,
They will walk and not become weary.
Teresa of Avila once explained the difference between what we do and what the Spirit of God does. We can build a stone aqueduct but then we must wait for rain to fill the reservoir and fill the channel with living water. Sometimes God will insert a geyser or an instantaneous fountain but usually we have to build an aqueduct and wait for His timing.
Copyright 2014 Melanie Jean Juneau