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January 18, 2024 | Daily Devotionals | January 18

Soar Like an Eagle Or Walk Like a Pigeon

But those who wait on the Lord hall 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

A “sitting eagle” is an oxymoron. Imagine being created to soar but being grounded in perpetuity in a zoo. Think about it for a second. This is a bird designed by God to drift, wings spread effortlessly, over mountains, climbing thermals, and rising two miles with ease. As far as birds go eagles are strong. They can ascend to 10,000 feet or more, they rarely have to beat their wings when migrating to feeding areas and yet they can hit speeds up to 75 miles per hour when descending to nest or munch on a rabbit.

We need to be reminded that every God’s man is an eagle, not a pigeon. Pigeons are avian garbage disposals that will anything and everything. Many men practically and spiritually act as if they are pigeons—passive, timid, occupied with garbage. They swallow the lies of their feelings, flesh, and fantasies about who they are and what they are supposed to be experiencing. Instead, they are majestic, highly created servants of God who are acting out of character, contrary to their design, wings tucked, and imprisoned by their own bad thinking about themselves and their God.

Amid the winds of change and challenge, God’s Man must activate, partner, and grow with the Holy Spirit—God’s active power on earth. Practically, we do this by embracing the four key SOAR principles. Say yes to the Holy Spirit now. Open new doors to the Holy Spirit. Actively pursue the powers of the Holy Spirit. Release the power of the Holy Spirit.

Thank you Father, for entrusting me with the freedom to soar.

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