Happy Saturday Friends,
Renewal: Every decade or so, life stagnates… and the best thing for each of us is a trial so cataclysmic that should we survive, we will never be the same again!
Think about caterpillars becoming butterflies… or a snake shedding its old skin… or an eagle molting!
29 He gives strength to the weary
and increases the power of the weak.
30 Even youths grow tired and weary,
and young men stumble and fall;
31 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.
Old paradigms, old methods, old school talents, dated approaches… everything that once worked perfectly has to FAIL in a very big way… and while we do EVERYTHING in OUR POWER to keep yesterday alive… yesterday has to DIE… and yesterday has to be SHED OFF!
The greatest hindrance to RENEWAL is holding too tightly to a current glory! Old things have to pass away so that all things can become NEW!
So then oftentimes, failure is not the end of us… it is the early signs of a NEW BEGINNING! Selah