MOUNTING UP LIKE AN EAGLE

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. Isaiah 40:31 (NKJV)

The story is told of an eaglet that fell from his mountain nest into a wooded valley. There he discovered a roving flock of wild turkeys, and since they appeared somewhat like him, he joined them.

He ate like the turkeys, acted like them, and eventually thought like his adopted family. Occasionally he saw a solitary eagle fly majestically overhead and felt a certain kindred spirit. But, of course, turkeys don’t fly very high.

Then one memorable evening as he returned to his roost, a golden eagle landed nearby. Seeing the odd behavior of a member of his own species, the golden eagle explained to him that he, too, was a proud eagle and had no business dwelling with turkeys. The youngster decided to trust the elder eagle’s advice, so he spread his wings and ascended into the heavens.

Many Christians have been deceived by Satan into acting like miserable, wretched sinners because they do not realize what their identity is in Christ. The truth is this: you are a redeemed child of the Father. BELIEVE IT, act upon it, and soar into the abundant life Christ promised to His people.

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