He knelt down on his knees three times that day, and prayed and gave thanks before his God, as was his custom. —Daniel 6:10
Have you ever wondered why a pigeon walks so funny? It’s so it can see where it’s going. A pigeon’s eyes can’t focus as it moves, so the bird actually has to bring its head to a complete stop between steps in order to refocus. It proceeds clumsily—head forward, stop, head back, stop.
In our spiritual walk with the Lord, we have the same problem as the pigeon: We have a hard time seeing while we’re on the go. We need to stop between steps—to pause and refocus on the Word and the will of God. That’s not to say we have to pray and meditate about every little decision in life. But certainly our walk with the Lord needs to have built into it a pattern of stops that enable us to see more clearly before moving on.
Daniel’s practice of praying three times a day was an essential part of his walk with God (Daniel 6:10). He knew there’s a certain kind of spiritual refocusing that we can’t do without stopping. His stops gave him a very different kind of walk—one that was obvious to those around him.
What about us? At the risk of being thought of as different, as Daniel was, let’s learn this valuable lesson from the pigeon: “Looking good” isn’t nearly as important as “seeing well.” —Mart De Haan
There is a blessed calm at eventide
That calls me from a world of toil and care;
How restful, then, to seek some quiet nook
Where I can spend a little time in prayer. —Bullock
Time in Christ’s service requires time out for renewal.
Friday Night Dinner Ride 2-19-16 This Friday’s weather forecast; 82 degrees and 9 mph wind!!!!! SHUT UP!!! LET’S RIDE!!! We will meet at Kohl’s parking lot at 6pm. At 6:30 road Captain Ronnie Gilliland will lead us on a great road trip to a favorite spot! Don’t miss out on this unseasonable February weather and the opportunity for great food, fun, and fellowship!
FRL Summer Trip June 8-13, 2016 This year we will ride higher, further, and longer than we have ever gone to places we have never been as a group. Reserve the dates and schedule your vacation time. A flyer will be released soon with information on destination and hotel bookings. God has already shown favor in setting up this trip. I am more excited about this trip than any other ever before! Plan on going! You don’t want to miss this one.
Now go do some pigeon walkin’