Stirring the Nest

Isaiah 40:31 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.

When a mother eagle starts building her nest, she begins by using items we’d never expect — sharp thorns, broken branches, rocks. Later, she places a layer of  feathers and fur, making it soft and comfortable for her eggs. Her eggs eventually hatch and her little ones grow to flying age.  Mom begins “stirring up the nest.”  She pulls up the soft fur and feathers, bringing the sharp rocks and branches to the surface. As more of the bedding gets plucked, the nest becomes uncomfortable for the young eagles. Eventually, the little eagles have to leave their nest to move on to bigger and better things like learning to fly and making nests of their own.

Sometimes we are guilty of getting too comfortable in our “nests”.  Let’s not be bitter at the Lord for plucking at our comfort zones. He wants us to be all that we can be! He wants us to reach our fullest potential.  We can experience the amazing sensation of flying, even soaring, high above our problems and whatever other distractions hold us back from growing up in Him.

God is King of kings and Lord of lords. His will is always best.   Today, lay your personal agendas before the Lord, submit yourself to him without reservation.

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