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Soaring on Eagles Wings

Eagle PictureMy husband and I do daily devotional time together, usually at night but now since I am home we have decided to try to do them morning and evening. We have four books we are doing our devotionals from, which gives us a good variety of thoughts to ponder on during the day or to help give us rest at the end.

Today’s was so good I just had to take the time to share in short what I gleaned. My part was reading from a devotional my wonderful daughter in-law gave me some years back written by Thomas Kinkade an artist and a preacher. It was titled “Strength like the eagles,” My husband’s part was to read from Frances Havergal’s writings and was titled “Thine”.

In Frances Havergal’s “Thine” she spoke about slinging a stone of faith, which will slay any Goliath of temptation. She said that “When self temps us (and we know how often that is), let it be met with ‘Not your own,’ and then look straight away to Jesus with I am Thine”. In other words we do not belong to that old nature if we are in Christ Jesus, but we belong to the Lord alone. Makes you want to soar on eagles wings doesn’t it just thinking about it? What strength and what courage that should give to a child of the King!

Frances goes on to tell us if the world tries to lure us into old or new things we are to look to Jesus as the world will try to claim us as its own – but we are to look away to Jesus, and say ‘I am Thine.’ Then she says, “Is it sin, subtle and strong and secret, that claims our obedience? Acknowledge that ‘ye were the servants of sin;’ but now, ‘being made free from sin, ye became the servants of righteousness,’ and conquer with the faith-shout, I am Thine.” It makes me feel as strong as an eagle, which could soar up into the heavens so high.

Next she states that if Satan himself were in hand to hand battle with us, is all we need to say is to tell the prince of this world that he hath nothing in Jesus, and that you are in Jesus and that is true, a member of His body, His very own; and see if he is not forced to flee at the sound of your confident I am Thine! In other words you belong to Jesus.

She states that I am Thine is only an echo; of our Saviour stating Thou art Mine, Don’t you feel the wonder of our God in His presents and strength?

It is wonderful to know that we who are in Christ are truly His, and we belong to our Heavenly Father, it is not something that will be taken away from us, or that once we are in Christ can reject, because He keeps us and preserves us to the end and through eternity. We are His today, tomorrow and forever.

Thomas Kinkade states from the word, “Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and His understanding no-one can fathom” this was intended he says to rebuke the Jews for their slowness to believe in God’s greatness and majesty, and that God was talking to them this way to shame them out of their unbelief.

Then he states, “How ridiculous it is for us to imagine that God can get old and tired. How slow we are to believe in God as God – sovereign, all seeing, and all powerful. The need to wait upon the Lord and contemplate His majesty is one of our greatest needs in the church. For it is when we do so, and only when we do so that our strength will be renewed and we will soar on wings like eagles.

Have a blessed day Soaring!
Lynn

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