Today is Saturday; it’s my favorite day of the week. Whether it’s only in my mind or not, there is something exceptional about it, and I tend to be more open to the comfort of the Holy Spirit; his voice seems clearer and my soul at peace. I had a thought that it was about time for me to get out into the woods or get away with the Lord for some one-on-one quality time, when suddenly an American white ibis flew up and landed on the light post outside my porch. I never let a surprise go to waste, so I looked up ibis to see what they are famous for; they are the mascot for the Miami Hurricanes, and they chose them because of their legendary bravery. The legend is that they are the last sign of wildlife to take shelter before a hurricane hits and the first bird to reappear after it passes.
If you are passive about our Savior, then you don’t know him very well. Ask him to teach you what it means to be a passionate warrior for him. Like the legend of the ibis, we are the last to seek shelter, bravely comforting those who are in fear of the storm, and are the first to be there to help clean up the mess after the storm passes. It’s time for you to get in the fight! The Holy Spirit will give you strength and courage; listen to him.
To the pure, all things are pure, but to the defiled and unbelieving, nothing is pure; but both their minds and their consciences are defiled. They profess to know God, but they deny him by their works. They are detestable, disobedient, unfit for any good work. Titus 1:15-16