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Proverbs 27:17

Proverbs 27:17

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Creating space...

 Creating space...

By Bobby Schuller, Crystal Cathedral Pastor

"...but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength.

They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint."

-Isaiah 40:31

Almost immediately, as I experienced my experiment in slowing down, it made a tremendous difference in my life. I could better understand what my mentor, Dallas Willard, had said about an unhurried life, especially for someone like me who is typically almost always in a hurry. I have goals, I have things I want to accomplish, I have big dreams, and I have a lot of responsibility, but that doesn't mean I need to hurry.

This idea of living an unhurried life, waiting and being patient, is a scriptural idea, by the way. We just don't like to pay too much attention to it. One of the most famous verses that we quote here on the Hour of Power is the passage about the eagle's wings. And it begins with waiting on the Lord. That's where all of the strength and power emanates. Isaiah says that when we wait for the Lord, we will renew our strength. Who? Those who are in a waiting posture with the Lord.

You see, living in an unhurried way creates space for God to give you the strength. Instead of trying harder, you're actually empowered by the Holy Spirit in the spaces of life.

Prayer: Dear Lord, I want to live in your strength, empowered by your Holy Spirit, unhurried, and always aware of you. Amen.

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