Listen to this devotional:
Deuteronomy 31:8 – The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged. (NIV)
One of my favourite songs of all time is "The wind beneath my wings". This was written by Larry Henley and Jeff Silbar and has been sung by many different recording artists. It never fails to leave me with chill bumps when I hear it. It has been used to honour many different kinds of relationships such as lovers, husbands and wives, daughters and mothers — the list goes on. Whatever the occasion, it becomes one of life's great moments.
This song is secular, but it points out an important truth. We all need inspiration. It is great if one has a person in life to provide inspiration. However, there is someone who will inspire us if only we seek Him.
The dictionary defines inspiration as divine guidance or influence exerted directly upon the mind and soul of man. It changes life from a chore or drudgery into joyful opportunities. It is contagious.
Jesus Christ, as presented in the Bible, is our greatest source of inspiration. He can use people, things, circumstances, and experiences to inspire us. If we are truthful, we must confess there are times in our lives when disappointments and setbacks come and we feel like giving up. At these times, we need inspiration. There may not be a person in our lives to inspire us, but we can always turn to Christ, the author of inspiration.
He will inspire us with the truth of His Word. His written Word can inspire our weary hearts and give us an upward surge that feels like the wind lifting us up.
Prayer: Lord, touch our minds and hearts, and give us that upward surge of inspiration that changes the direction of our limp and sagging lives. Amen.