Every Man Ministries Devotionals

Kenny Luck, men's pastor at Saddleback Church, founded Every Man Ministries to revolutionize men’s ministry, free men spiritually and ignite spiritual health worldwide

 

Soar Like an Eagle or Walk Like a Pigeon

They that wait upon the Lordshall 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” Isaiah 40:31

My buddy Dan loves eagles. And while he loves to see them up close in nature he hates seeing eagles in a cage. His thinking goes like this a “sitting eagle” is a 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 climbing many miles with ease. As far as birds go eagles are strong they can ascend to 10,000 feet or more, they rarely have to flap their wings when migrating to feeding areas and yet they can hit the speeds up to seventy five mile 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. Many are practically and spiritually acting as if they were pigeons.  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.  They are swallowing the lies of their feelings, flesh, and fantasies about who they are and what they are supposed to be experiencing.

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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