What was I thinking when I hit the "enter" key to finalize my name.
Out of all the other names I could have used why 'Pelican Promise?
It all started with my friend and fellow blogger Lori Roeleveld. Her newly released book, "Running from a Crazy Man" has challenged me in my writing and my walk with Jesus. Especially #66 "How a Talking Pelican Helped Me Dance with God" With Lori's permission I am taking a segment of that blog to reveal to you why I chose the name "Pelican Promise".
"I want to be like a Pelican! Yes, A Pelican. Living a life of sacrifice. Will you
Pelicans are social -"Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts" Acts 2:46
Pelicans are gregarious- "Burst into songs of joy together, you ruins of Jerusalem, for the LORD has comforted his people, he has redeemed Jerusalem" Isaiah 52:9
Pelicans have strong legs- "They are brought to their knees and fall, but we rise up and stand firm." Psalm 20:8
Pelicans can FLY- "but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings" Isaiah 40:31
Pelicans sacrifice- " Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship." Romans 12:1.
A Pelican lifestyle can be achieved. God has given us the Holy Spirit to accomplish what He has ordained for us to do from the beginning of time.
"His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness." 2 Peter 1:3
A true sacrifice of our time, energy and talents will be required of us. Life will get ugly; we may get so weary our wings won't take flight. Our legs may tremble from swimming against the tide for so long. Like the Pelicans worst enemy, humans will fail us and commit the most grievous crime against us, leaving our entire world in ruins.
Take courage! We are all in this together serving the same sacrificial God who knows us, loves us and died for us. He promised never to leave us or forsake us. We can say,
"Because you are my help, I sing in the shadow of your wings." Psalm 63:7
Join me and become like
a Pelican. Chose to live a life of sacrifice for Jesus.
Together we can study the Word, pray and discover the "Pelican Promise" the joys of living a life for Jesus.
"Pelican Promise" is a weekly blog released Thursday mornings. Pelicans will not be included in every blog. The sacrificial spirit will be interwoven in every line
Why I write-
To purchase "Running From a Crazy Man" by Lori Roeleveld
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