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Character vs Nature

In Gen chapters 8-9, we read of the transition Noah was making from "ark dwelling" to land habitation. As the waters receded, he had difficulty determining how much land had reemerged from the flood. So, he sent a raven to get gather “signs of life”. The raven did not come back. He then sent out a dove. That dove returned to the ark with no indications that there was yet anywhere to rest. On the dove’s second mission, Noah was rewarded as it brought back a fresh leaf from an Olive tree.

In times of trouble, everyone wants to find a place of refuge. Thus, the church should have its doors wide open. However, once folks enter, leaders must be able to distinguish between those who want to advance the cause of the group from those who have their own agenda. The raven, being an omnivore, and thus was able to scavenge on floating carcasses. Its own desires blinded it to the purpose of its sending, it never returned. The dove however, being an herbivore was satisfied with the provisions from Noah's hand. It was only motivated by a desire to serve its provider and its fellow passengers. If you ever have to hire or deploy, please choose the right bird. Live right, live well…

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Upward Mobility: A Spiritual Promotion

Gen 5:23-24 says, "So all the days of Enoch were three hundred and sixty-five years. 24 Enoch walked with God, and he was no more, for God took him." Most of us are not completely satisfied with the place to which we have arrived in God. We are mindful and thankful of the place from where we have come but realize we have so much further to go.

Enoch's walk with God was so exceptional that God could not leave him where he was. He took him to the ultimate next level. Though bodily removing His friends is not God’s standard operating procedure, He is still in the business of upward mobility. My question to you is, are you ready to be spiritually promoted? Are you ready to go to another level in God? If so, start walking in greater fellowship with the Father and He will make sure you don't stay where you are. Live right, live well…

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