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Have you ever gone paragliding? It is touted as the purest form of flying that a human can do. But what it really is, is a partnership between you and the wind. The tiny package in your backpack means that you can take to the skies wherever you go and see the world from a different perspective.
The word for “wind” in Hebrew is Ruach. Interestingly, it is also the name for the Spirit. John 3:8 says: “The wind blows where it wishes and you hear the sound of it, but do not know where it comes from and where it is going; so is everyone who is born of the Spirit.”
When you step out in faith, you are like the paraglider who harnesses the power of the wind.
Going forward to pick up the reigns of leadership, you absolutely must have power behind you. In Isaiah 55:11, God tells the prophet that His word accomplishes what He sends it to do. That is the ultimate power. He sends His Spirit and we have the power to do those good works He created for us to do beforehand. (Eph 2:10).
When you are lifted up high above the earth in your paraglider, you see the world differently. You have an eagle’s vision to see what is truly there and to move toward it as you partner with the Ruach. Let Him be the power– the wind beneath your wings– as you step out in faith to help others find the updraft of His love that lifts you higher and higher.