Friday, February 15, 2013

Learning from an Eagle in Pain (Through the Strong Winds Part2)

By  Cherry Moriones- Doromal


Did you know that the eagle goes through a painful, depressing phase called the molting process? At this point, calcium deposits accumulate on the eagle's nails and beak with the eagle’s feathers falling out.  It is during this period that the originally robust eagle begins to walk like a turkey that it cannot hold its head up.

Imagine a majestic eagle who, at this time, has no strength to fly, has no vision (blind), cannot hunt for food, and regresses into the valley. Miserable, isn’t it?

Amazingly, however, it is also in this period that the other eagles which have already gone successfully through the molting process will help the weak eagle to regain its strength. The strong eagles will fly above the valley to drop fresh food for the recuperating fellow eagle.

Not all eagles are successful. Those who do not get help from other eagles will eventually die in the valley. But as to those who recover their strength, they will climb the mountain in which they were raised, where they will then fly on the rock, and beat the calcium deposits off their beaks and talons. Although, this is a very painful experience that eagles have to go through, after this agony, the eagle will soar again with greater strength, and will be even more majestic than ever before!

As eagle Christians, we are not exempt from going through the valley of troubles. And so:

  • We should not fear. 
 Learn from King David when he said : ”Even though I walk  through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil,  for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me." (Psalms 23:4)

  •  We have to strengthen one another.
1 Thessalonians 5:11 says :"Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing." 

  •  Ultimately, all of us draw our strength from our God through the Lord Jesus our “Rock”.
Psalm 18:2 The LORD is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge. He is my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.

    ...And  don't ever forget that you are an EAGLE!

Related Verses:
1 Corinthians  10: 4 And did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Christ.

Exodus 33:21 Then the LORD said, "There is a place near me where you may stand on a rock.

Exodus 19:4 You have seen what I did to the Egyptians, and how I bore you on eagles' wings and brought you to Myself.

Psalms 91:4 He will cover you with his pinions, and under His wings you will find refuge; His faithfulness is a shield and buckler.

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Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Through the Strong Winds (Part 1)

By:  Cherry Moriones-Doromal

Did it ever occur in your life that you were at your “happily ever after” moment when a sudden nightmare came to attack the scene? And worse, what you thought was a nightmare turned out to be real?

There are various nauseating truths in life which make us anxious; and every human being has his own share of sweet, rancid, bitter realities given in different dosages, stages and levels… by Destiny.

Isaiah 40:30-31 King James Version (KJV) say:
“Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall: 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.”

The above verses are two of my all-time Biblical favorites. And if I may share, in times of distress, I always see myself as an eagle, reminding me of the “Eagle Christian” teaching. 

Throughout the Bible, God compares Himself and His children to an eagle; and He safeguards, feeds and teaches His children as an eagle defends, feeds and teaches the eaglets. 

The word “eagle” is mentioned about 32 times in the Bible. God uses such metaphors and analogies to make us better understand spiritual things.

Are you an Eagle Christian?  

It has been observed that unlike other birds, the eagle is never shaken by the storm. In fact, it has a special ability to sense the impending storm before it comes... and so, the eagle is ready for it.

While ordinary birds run and hide from the storm, the eagle bravely flies right into the storm and utilizes its currents to rise and fly higher. In other words, eagles use the storm to reach higher places. The moment  an eagle finds the direction of the wind, it stops flapping its wings (time to rest!)  and uses the force of the raging storm to mount into the clouds and glide. 

An eagle Christian recognizes his authority though the Word of God, and is certain of his position (seated with Christ Jesus at the right hand of the Father) as a child of God. Hence, when trials come, he faces them boldly in prayer. His life is composed. 


What would you rather be? An eagle, or a chicken? 

Complacent Christians are like chickens who accept trials defenselessly, without the power to overcome them. Like chickens, their wings are infantile and they cannot fly. They may have heard of and recognize the Word of God theoretically in their minds, but they do not have an intimate relationship with God; therefore, incapable to apply the Biblical principles.

Investing our time in the Word and in prayer will enable us to know how to effectively fight and win spiritual battles.      

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