Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Through the Strong Winds (Part 1)

By:  Cherry Moriones-Doromal

Did it ever occur in your life that you were at your “happily ever after” moment when a sudden nightmare came to attack the scene? And worse, what you thought was a nightmare turned out to be real?

There are various nauseating truths in life which make us anxious; and every human being has his own share of sweet, rancid, bitter realities given in different dosages, stages and levels… by Destiny.

Isaiah 40:30-31 King James Version (KJV) say:
“Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall: But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.”

The above verses are two of my all-time Biblical favorites. And if I may share, in times of distress, I always see myself as an eagle, reminding me of the “Eagle Christian” teaching. 

Throughout the Bible, God compares Himself and His children to an eagle; and He safeguards, feeds and teaches His children as an eagle defends, feeds and teaches the eaglets. 

The word “eagle” is mentioned about 32 times in the Bible. God uses such metaphors and analogies to make us better understand spiritual things.

Are you an Eagle Christian?  

It has been observed that unlike other birds, the eagle is never shaken by the storm. In fact, it has a special ability to sense the impending storm before it comes... and so, the eagle is ready for it.

While ordinary birds run and hide from the storm, the eagle bravely flies right into the storm and utilizes its currents to rise and fly higher. In other words, eagles use the storm to reach higher places. The moment  an eagle finds the direction of the wind, it stops flapping its wings (time to rest!)  and uses the force of the raging storm to mount into the clouds and glide. 

An eagle Christian recognizes his authority though the Word of God, and is certain of his position (seated with Christ Jesus at the right hand of the Father) as a child of God. Hence, when trials come, he faces them boldly in prayer. His life is composed. 


What would you rather be? An eagle, or a chicken? 

Complacent Christians are like chickens who accept trials defenselessly, without the power to overcome them. Like chickens, their wings are infantile and they cannot fly. They may have heard of and recognize the Word of God theoretically in their minds, but they do not have an intimate relationship with God; therefore, incapable to apply the Biblical principles.

Investing our time in the Word and in prayer will enable us to know how to effectively fight and win spiritual battles.      

living in the Philippines

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