What are you full of? Yourself or Jesus !!
What you are full of will overflow on other people.
We must decrease and He must increase.
I recently taught this at a church in Knoxville, Tn. and I felt there maybe someone who needed this encouragement.
Who shall ascend into the hill of the Lord? Or who shall stand in His Holy Place? He who has clean hands and a pure heart.
There are times in an eagles life when he goes to the mountaintop to be renewed. He beats his beak on the rocks and he also plucks his old feathers out.
He stays there until he grows new feathers and his beak is sharpen. Now he ready to live between 30-40 more years. Amazing isn’t it.
We have been called to the mountaintop to meet with God. To be re sharpen and to shake off anything that is hindering our flight in this life. God wants us
to soar like the eagles.
Ps. 91:1-4 Are you living under God wings of protection, or are you beating the wind trying to do life on your own. His wings of protection is His Word.
That’s our secret place, or our hiding place. No matter what comes against us, we can be sheltered in by His Wings. The storms of life may rage, but as
long as we stay under His protection, no harm can come near our dwelling. Our cry should be to God like David said in Ps. 17:8 ” Keep and guard me
as the pupil of your eye: hide me in the shadow of your wings.
When we are doing verse 1 of Ps. 91, then and only then can we say of the Lord, “He is my refugee and my fortress, my God in whom I trust.”
The Word instructs us to acknowledge Him in all our ways and He shall direct our paths. God has a way of maneuvering us through the
winds of adversity, right into a bright path.
Its time to soar. We can’t soar if we are always caught up at looking at what’s going on around us. That’s a web of deception to keep our focus
on the problem and not on the Answer.
Is. 40:28-31 Too long some stayed in the comfort of their nest. Many have let someone feed them-just like a baby bird–your mouth
has been opened and someone comes by and drops food or the Word into your mouth—Now is the time to take what you have eaten and give
it to someone else. Step out of your comfort zone.
For some you have let circumstances clip your wings. You have allowed what others think of you cripple your journey. You are more aware of
what the crows have said than what God has declared over you. Maybe you have been wounded by birds of prey. They are there to stop you from
flying high to get to where God wants to take you. Stop allowing others to cause you to set on the fence row and wish you could be used by God.
A word of warning—-Stop gathering with the pigeons. Eagles don’t mingle with the pigeons. Pigeons gather in flocks to scramble for food. You can hear the sound
of a flock of pigeons, sounds like a lot of mourning and complaining. Then as someone shared with me, they go and ” dump” on things. All of you know what
that means, I don’t have to go into detail. Too many times we let people dump their frustrations and their gossip onto our lives. Then we have to go through a
process of cleaning it off of us.
An eagle is very different. They don’t gather with the pigeons, they are too busy soaring through the storms or gliding as they look for prey. They move swiftly
and quietly. I’m reminded of how Jesus would walk through the crowds sometimes not even noticed. Lots of people could use His example. You don’t have to
be seen to be noticed. Remember birds fly in flocks but eagles fly alone.
Have you given up inside, have you accepted the circumstances that are going on around you. an eagle will never surrender to the size or strength of a prey.
It will always give a fight to win its prey or to regain his territory. Get back up and begin to take back what the enemy has stolen. Mount back up, spread
your wings and begin to fly.
Storms will come, but an eagle flies right into it. Taking it head on. Not folding up or running from it. Be not afraid, “Only believe”.
We have all been called to be eagles because God is no respecter of persons. We just have different flight patterns. Let God navigate your flight.
and stay under His Wings.
Notice its up to us to listen and heed and open the door to our hearts.
I believe God is knocking on so many hearts to get things right with Him and with our fellow man. No more
excuses and no more blame games. Soon and very soon we will stand before Him and give account of
what we have done with Jesus. Will HE say, “Well done, my good and faithful servant.”