Saturday, June 18, 2005

Sailing Before God's Wind: John 3:8

Fruitful Christians are like sail boats. God provides the wind and we are most effective when we align ourselves with Him, taking the course and making the tacks that keep us before His wind. We do best when we let Him keep his hand over ours on the tiller and when we keep ourselves clean of barnacles (sin and distractions) that can slow us down.

That doesn’t come easy or all at once. Strong wind blows over rough water and barnacles constantly try to attach themselves to us. But we get better at it dealing with those things the more we do so and, if we stay on course, we know the final destination will be well worth the effort.

(Images about conforming/yielding to God were posted September 12a, 18a, 18b, 18d, and 23; October 3 and 3a, November 6; and 21, December 8, 12, and 15, 2004 and January 10d, February 18, May 11, June 18 and 27; August 21 and 27; and October 3, 2005.
Images about patience/waiting on God were posted October 1, November 21, December 8, 2004 and June 11, 18, and 24, 2005.
Images about diligence/perseverance in doing God’s will were posted on October 1, 3a, 8, and 17 and November 7, 2004 and January 10c, June 11, 13, and 18; July 15 and August 27, 2005.
Images about the process of growing/maturing in our walk with God were posted October 3a and 17, 2004; May 11, June 11 and 18; July 20, August 21 and 27; and October 3 2005.)

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