FlighPath One source of the frustration we experience in this life is the believe that the here and now is disconnected from the future glory. Solomon reminds us, in Ecclesiastes 9, that the more we live now as if His glory were here, the more satisfaction and fulfillment we will experience.
PreFlight A quick assessment of my current personal condition, considering what is happening around me and His work in my own heart, all in truth and reality.
FlightPath It is easy to say one is wise. The standard set before us by our enemies (our sin, the world, the devil) is low enough to reach without much demand on our part. But here, on chapter 8, Solomon provides the two markers of true wisdom. Can you see them in your life?
FlightPath A common coping mechanism, as we deal with our daily life, is to dilute the details of truth and reality, to look in the other direction and not consider their implications in the here and now. Wisdom is found in the opposite attitude. And wisdom is what we need to make sense of this …
FlightPath A rampant attack of my sin, depression, sadness and how the Triune God of the Universe responded, showing me once again His holy and generous faithfulness.
PreFlight Success can give us delight, certainly. But more often than not, we face failure and suffering. Is it possible to still find delight in that context? Yes, it is! And here you have the elements of that delight.
FlightPath The proximity and certainty of His future glory redefines everything, giving us the freedom to pursue our passions, here and now, but always with eternity in mind.
FlightPath My tendency to measure everything, my desire to look at results as the way to assess my Spiritual Transformation can be pride-idolatry in disguise. But His unavoidable love for me is not only the antidote for that condition, but also the motivation and shield I need when serving others.
FlightPath Considering my pride, idolatry, and the ridiculous cheap imitations of glory we humans pursue and accept.
PreFlight. The Spiritual Discipline of fasting is all about increasing in us our sensitivity, our level of expectation of that day when we will enter into His glory, when our redemption will be completely consummated.