Monday 10 September 2012

Deuteronomy 32:11-12 « Like an eagle that stirs up its nest, that flutters over its young, spreading out its wings, catching them, bearing them on its pinions, the LORD alone guided him, no foreign god was with him. » ESV

Towards the end of his life Moses sang a very long song in the hearing of all of Israel.  It is not the most encouraging song ever sung, however.  He basically rebukes Israel for the hardness of heart and their unwillingness to do what God instructed them to do.  In the midst of this song there is this wonderful picture of God being like and eagle that “stirs up its nest.”

The word for “stir up” is the same that is used elsewhere for “awaken.”  We see here that God “awakens” the baby eagles (Israel) and He bears them on His wings.  Now, why would an eagle awaken the little baby eagles and then carry them on its wings?

Well, at first the little baby eagles are just so warm and snuggly.  They can feel the heart beat of the adult eagle; and they pretty much figure this is just a joy ride.  But the adult eagle has one single objective at heart: teach her young how to fly.  So once the adult eagle reaches a particular height, she lets them fall!

How terrifying for the baby eagles!  But it is the only way to get them to leave the warm secure comfort of the nest.  You see, my friends, eagles were not created to roost; they were made to sore in the heavens!

So too, you were not born again to settle for something that is beneath the absolute very best that God has intended for you.  Search your own heart today.  Can you honestly say that you believe you have nothing more to learn, nothing more to receive, nothing more to give?

You know in your own heart that there is more that you can receive in God.  So determine in your heart today, that regardless of the price, you are going to run after God with all you have and with all you are.  He will meet you there, at the place called 100%.

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