EAGLES OF GOD, “WORTH CONSIDERING” 5/22/19 From Ken<><
Today’s Scripture (In my e-mails this morning from Texas.)
“…But those who wait on the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint…” (Isa. 40:31, NKJV)
Rise above the Challenges
In today’s Scripture, it compares a believer to an eagle. It’s interesting how an eagle handles challenges such as a crow. When the eagle is out flying, the crow will come up right behind it and pester it, doing things to annoy it. Although the eagle is much bigger, it can’t maneuver as fast. Instead of getting upset and trying to fight with the crow, it simply spreads out its seven-foot wingspan, catches the winds and rises higher and higher. The eagle can fly at heights the crow cannot. We all have some crows in life—people who try to pester you into conflict, situations that tempt you to lose your peace and get upset. The good news is, you’re an eagle. You can go up higher. You can fly where crows can’t fly. But if you stay down at their level, get upset with every crow, get involved in battles that don’t matter, those are distractions. They’ll keep you from your destiny.
A Prayer for Today
“Father, thank You for Your promise that I can wait upon You to renew my strength and enable me to rise up with wings above the challenges that come against me. Help me to walk in peace and not allow others and situations to get me involved in battles that don’t matter. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”
Really a great word today, My daughter, Kristy, wrote a song concerning Eagle Wings, that I really enjoy. It reminds me that I can fly like the Eagle with Heart Faith. And of course Heart Faith come by hearing (having on open mind) and hearing by the Word of God. I have a CD player in my Truck and when driving I usually have a New Testament CD playing with Alexander Scorby reading. Seems I retain a lot more of what I hear than what I read. And so at any time needed it seems my mind can bring up the related scripture. Then I use Bible Gateway or a Strong’s Concordance to find it. This Scripture today bring to mind a whole section of scripture from Romans 8:36 about who we are, by faith, as we are in Christ Jesus.
Who shall ever separate us from Christ’s love? Shall suffering and affliction and tribulation? Or calamity and distress? Or persecution or hunger or destitution or peril or sword? 36 Even as it is written, For Thy sake we are put to death all the day long; we are regarded and counted as sheep for the slaughter. 37 Yet amid all these things we are more than conquerors [m]and gain a surpassing victory through Him Who loved us. 38 For I am persuaded beyond doubt (am sure) that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities, nor things [n]impending and threatening nor things to come, nor powers, 39 Nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation will be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. It goes without saying that in our free will we can always decide to change directions.
Of course, being “IN” Christ means to have put on Christ and to be found in HIM as LORD. It is not a “Get Out of Jail” FREE card. It means to have actually repented for past sins that you have been shown by the Holy Spirit in your life and also being open to finding even more sins during your Sanctification to be made into the image and likeness of Christ Jesus. So back to Romans 8:8 “So then those who are living the life of the flesh [catering to the appetites and impulses of their carnal nature] cannot please or satisfy God, or be acceptable to Him. 9 But you are not living the life of the flesh, you are living the life of the Spirit, if the [Holy] Spirit of God [really] dwells within you [directs and controls you]. But if anyone does not possess the [Holy] Spirit of Christ, he is none of His [he does not belong to Christ, is not truly a child of God]. 10 But if Christ lives in you, [then although] your [natural] body is dead by reason of sin and guilt, the spirit is alive because of [the] righteousness [that He imputes to you]. 11 And if the Spirit of Him Who raised up Jesus from the dead dwells in you, [then] He Who raised up Christ Jesus from the dead will also restore to life your mortal (short-lived, perishable) bodies through His Spirit Who dwells in you. 12 So then, brethren, we are debtors, but not to the flesh [we are not obligated to our carnal nature], to live [a life ruled by the standards set up by the dictates] of the flesh. 13 For if you live according to [the dictates of] the flesh, you will surely die. But if through the power of the [Holy] Spirit you are [habitually] putting to death (making extinct, deadening) the [evil] deeds prompted by the body, you shall [really and genuinely] live forever. 14 For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons (children) of God. AMP Also consider: John 12:24-26
Yours, IN HIS great Love and woderful Grace & Mercy, Ken<>< www.Trinity-Aloha.org
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