Sunday, June 08, 2008

Buzzards Bats and Bees

Good services today in church. My message was on "Three Steps to Assurance" and the outline is on this page click here. It was good to see Cookie and Judy visiting from California. Pray for Brother Skip. He is out of the hospital now but Doctors are following up on concerns about his foot and complications from diabetes. He has already lost the other foot.

Buzzards - Bats - Bees -

If you put a buzzard in a pen that is 6 feet by 8 feet and is entirely open at the top, the bird, in spite of its ability to fly, will be an absolute prisoner. The reason is that a buzzard always begins a flight from the ground with a run of 10 to 12 feet. Without space to run, as is its habit, it will not even attempt to fly, but will remain a prisoner for life in a small jail with no top.

The ordinary bat that flies around at night, a remarkably nimble creature in the air, cannot take off from a level place. If it is placed on the floor or flat ground, all it can do is shuffle about helplessly and, no doubt, painfully, until it reaches some slight elevation from which it can throw itself into the air. Then, at once, it takes off like a flash.

A bumblebee, if dropped into an open tumbler, will be there until it dies! , unless it is taken out. It never sees the means of escape at the top, but persists in trying to find some way out through the sides near the bottom. It will seek a way where none exists, until it completely destroys itself.

PEOPLE In many ways, we are like the buzzard, the bat, and the bumblebee. We struggle with all our problems and frustrations, never realizing that all we have to do is look up.
I've met a lot of people over the past few years that are in the MLM or home business sphere. I am often amazed at how much they all sound the same. I understand the responsibilities of doing the things needed for success in business and all of that and I know how important it is to hold oneself accountable for having the right attitude and so on but the thing that I see lacking in most of the hype from the "experts" is the "Looking Up" mentioned in the story above. I see the same problem in the lives of many in the secular world when trying to minister to them from God's word.

Larry Killion
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