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“The first creature was like a lion, and the second creature like a calf, and the third creature had a face like that of a man, and the fourth creature was like a flying eagle” (Revelation 4:7).

A forceful being, a calm productive being, an image bearer, one who sees the whole terrain: are these not representative of the attributes of our Lord?  Are these not the attributes the children of God are to acquire?  The Lord is always instructing us, encouraging us to continue the journey of our faith.  Our temptation is to stagnate and think we’re done.  Until you meet the Lord face to face, there are things to be done.

Lord, You have given me a new life and You expect me to live it.  Guide me, Lord, in how to live life.  You who see all things know where I am and where You are taking me.  Lead me along the path of salvation so that I have the fortitude of a lion, the consistency of the calf, abide in my humanity, yet keep my eye upon all that You are doing and what is going on around me.

Lord Jesus, I have heard many things that describe these passages.  They titillate and encourage me to think freely about things.  But You have come to bring discipline to my mind.  Help me, Lord, to do less speculating and more applying of the things You give me to do.  Guide me in the way You know I need to go and help me to walk the steps of faith that You have placed before me.  Amen.

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