SOARING LIKE AN EAGLE
CLUCKING LIKE A CHICKEN?
granny, making her way to the airport at 4:30 am in morning; iPhone snuggly in my purse (ready for all
calls and information), my laptop slung over my carry on luggage, knowing that
I would have to put all jewelry, shoes, plus present worldly possessions in
that little bin, and then be “dinged” because I now have body parts put
together with metal and a pat-down is a sure thing. Why? Not only am I off to see a grandson
graduate and have fun with family, but I want to prepare a Nugget of Truth for
question is what can I share with you that would make a difference in your
life? Some time I will share my full
testimony and tell you that after 43 year as a Christian (saved at age 25), in
church every time the door opened, “trying” to do those things that I thought
was “holy” living, and generally
enduring life, I was to learn revelation knowledge that would have great impact
and transformation upon my life and soul. It came from a powerful encounter
with the precious Holy Spirit. After all
those years, I have said to myself: “How
could I be so spiritually ignorant and still carry my Bible?” Thank you Jesus for His grace and patience.
He finally got my attention and was able to position me where I could learn
revelation truth and knowledge about who I was and Who He is! (All this in my
senior years.) Therefore, Never Give Up for it is never too
late! My desire in life is to help you
to get there sooner than I did.
we would see ourselves the way God sees us, as His children, it would change
our life and perspective very quickly into a powerful, positive way of
thinking. We are prone to see ourselves
through our own understanding or what someone else has said about us. Remember, God is a covenant-keeping Savior
who cannot lie or tempt man to sin. His
love is an unconditional, unfailing, eternal love. He longs for us to have a personal
relationship with Him. His Word is
powerful and all Truth. He desires for
us to live in victory through obedience and the power of His precious Holy
Spirit. He is the Creator of the
Universe and man, so surely He knows how to put us back together again for we
are not like Humpty-Dumpty!
is it that we wake one day and know life is supposed to be a bowl of cherries
and we are in the pits! We are supposed
to be soaring in life like the eagle.
Instead, we are like little clucking chickens, running busily around in
a circle, pecking for a little grain of food (natural and organic, of course),
pulling up worms.
it be that our life is just too busy, too hectic with too much to do that we
just do not take time to be quiet. Yes, turn off the TV, close the door, grab
your Bible and be still before the Lord.
bottom line is that we make the choices in life to be what we are. Every day, with all of its responsibilities
and challenges, must make time for eternity.
When we learn how to take ownership of our thought life and emotions in
a healthy way, we can quickly bring about change. So often, we want to excuse ourselves or
blame others for our conditions when all the power for right change is within
us. We have powerful tools available to us and it is up to us to become
disciplined and have a teachable spirit in the realm of spiritual matters.
cares about everything that has to do with you.
He loves you far greater than any human being in your life. He knows what is best and has a plan for you
to obtain it. It is called
“surrender.” Surrender your self-will to
Him and know His will. Wonderful change will come and you can wake up knowing
today is good day. You can say “I can have peace and joy in the abundance of
the provision of the Lord my Creator of the Universe and personal Savior who is
my Friend. He loves me!”
want to say it over and over until it becomes part of us: The answers for life
are found in the Word of God. The first
step in life is a sure knowledge that we are a child of God, being born again
through understanding of what Jesus did for us on the cross of Calvary. He took all of our sins and needs upon
Himself, shedding His precious blood and was victoriously raised from the
dead. He conquered death, hell and the
grave. He has already done it all, there
is nothing more He can or needs to do. When we confess our sins, call upon Him
for Salvation, we are in a position to learn life changing principles.
the following words of Truth resonate into your mind and soul. I have written out these affirmations and
Scriptures for you. If you would read
them aloud, everyday, I guarantee it will change the way you think and bring
joy to your heart. Why? Because when you rehearse who God is and who
you are in Him, change will come to you.
We are what we speak and think! As
you read, practice praise and thanksgiving.
it out. Put it where you can easily read
it every day.
who God says I am (I am identified with Jesus)
I AM a new creation, born of God; therefore I overcome the world
2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are
1 John 5:4 For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the
victory that overcometh the world, even our faith.
I AM redeemed from the curse and the blessing of Abraham belongs
Galatians 3:13 Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse
Galatians 3:29 And if you be Christ's, then are you
Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise.
I AM accepted in the
beloved and am a joint-heir with CHRIST
Ephesians 1:6 To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us
accepted in the beloved.
Romans 8:17 And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with
Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.
I AM GOD’S workmanship, skillfully fashioned in CHRIST JESUS
Ephesians 2:10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works,
which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.
Psalm 139:14 I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.
I AM an overcomer, through the blood of Jesus and the words of
Revelations 12:11 And they overcame him by the
blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their
lives unto the death.
1 John 4:4 Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because
greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.
I AM more than a conqueror through Christ who loves me
Romans 8:37 In all these things we are more
than conquerors through him that loved us.
I AM strong in the Lord and in the power of His might
Ephesians 6:10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his
AS HE (JESUS) is, so AM
I in THIS world
1 John 4:17 Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day
of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world.
where God says I am (I am where Jesus is, and Jesus is where I am)
I AM in the KINGDOM OF GOD (Light) and am completely out of the
power of darkness.
Colossians 1:13 Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son:
I AM seated in the Heavenlies IN Christ Jesus
Ephesians 2:6 And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus: far above ALL principality
and power; satan and his cohorts are ALL UNDER MY FEET. Ephesians 1:21-23 Far above all principality, and power, and
might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but
also in that which is to come: And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church, Which is his body, the
fulness of him that filleth all in all.
I AM surrendered to GOD
Romans 12:2 And be not conformed to this
world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove
what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
HAVE what God says I have (ALL PURCHASED BY THE BLOOD OF Jesus)
I HAVE received the gift of righteousness of God (right standing
with God, as well as rights and privileges in the Kingdom of God)
Romans 5:17 For if by one man's offense
death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of
the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.)
I HAVE the PEACE of God that passes all understanding
Philippians 4:7 And the peace of God, which
passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ
I HAVE the LOVE of God in my heart by the Holy Spirit
Romans 5:5 And hope maketh not ashamed;
because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is
given unto us.
I HAVE the JOY of the Lord which is MY STRENGTH
Nehemiah.8:10 Then he said unto them, Go your
way, eat the fat, and drink the sweet, and send portions unto them for whom
nothing is prepared: for this day is holy unto our Lord: neither be ye sorry; for the
joy of the Lord is your strength.
I HAVE the FAITH of Jesus; all things are possible to me
Hebrews 12:2-3 Looking unto Jesus the author
and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that
was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at
the right hand of the throne of God..
Mark 9:23 Jesus said unto him, If thou
canst believe, all things are possible to him that
I HAVE the AUTHORITY of Jesus over all the power of the
Luke 10:19 Behold, I give unto you power
to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and
nothing shall by any means hurt you.
I HAVE the whole Armor of God, and the armor of LIGHT
Ephesians 6:13-18 Wherefore take unto you the
whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and
having done all, to stand. 14Stand therefore, having your
loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; 15And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel
of peace; 16Above all, taking the shield
of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the
wicked. 17And take the helmet of
salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: 18Praying always with all prayer and supplication in
the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for
Romans 13:12 The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off
the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light.
I HAVE the WISDOM of God; I HAVE the MIND of Christ
1 Corinthians 1:30 But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom,
and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption:
1 Corinthians 2:16 For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But
we have the mind of Christ.
James 1:5 If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men
liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.
I HAVE the POWER of God since I am filled with the Holy Spirit
Acts 1:8 But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon
you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea,
and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.
Ephesians 5:18 ...Be filled with the Spirit.
I HAVE all the RESOURCES of God available to me
1 Corinthians. 3:21-23 Therefore
let no man glory in men. For all things are yours;Whether Paul, or Apollos, or
Cephas, or the world, or life, or death, or things present, or things to come;
all are yours; And ye are Christ's; and Christ is God's.
2 Peter 1:3 According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the
knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue:
CAN DO what God says I can do (By the POWER of the Holy Spirit, dwelling in me)
I CAN have WHAT I SAY (if I doubt not)
Mark 11:23-24 For verily I say unto you, That whosoever
shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea;
and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he
saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith. Therefore I say unto you, What things soever
ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.
Matthew 9:29 ... According to your faith be it unto you.
I CAN LOVE the unlovely and the unloving
Romans 5:5 And hope maketh not ashamed;
because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is
given unto us.
Galatians 5:6 For in Jesus Christ neither circumcision availeth any thing, nor
uncircumcision; but faith which worketh by love.
1 John 4:7 Beloved, let us love one
another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and
1 John 4:19 We love him, because he first loved us.
I CAN REJOICE in the Lord always
Philippians 4:4 Rejoice in the Lord always: and again I say, Rejoice.
I CAN OBEY God and offer the sacrifice of praise, thanksgiving
and joy, even when I don’t FEEL like it
Hebrews 13:15 By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God
continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name.
Psalm 107:22 And let them sacrifice the sacrifices of thanksgiving, and declare his
works with rejoicing. Psalm 27:6 And now shall mine head be lifted up above mine enemies round about
me: therefore will I offer in his tabernacle sacrifices of joy; I will sing,
yea, I will sing praises unto the Lord.
I CAN HAVE VICTORY OVER THE ENEMY
I John 4:4
...Greater is He that is in you then he that is in the
James 4:6-7 Submit yourselves
therefore to God. the devil, and he will flee from you.
I CAN DO ALL THINGS through Christ WHO strengthens (empowers) me
Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.
I CAN LIVE the VICTORIOUS, ABUNDANT LIFE God intended for me
because JESUS is living BIG in me and through me
Colossians 1:27 To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of
this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.
John 10:10 The thief
comes not, but to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might
have life, and that they might have it more abundantly
John 15:4-8 Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself,
except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me. 5I am the
vine, ye are the branches: He that
abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me
ye can do nothing. 6If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is
withered; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned. 7If ye abide in me, and my words abide
in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you. 8Herein is my
Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples.
1 John 4:4 Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater
is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.
John 14:12-14 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works
that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father. 13And
whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be
glorified in the Son. 14If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it.
I CAN Ask and Believe
John 16:23-24 And in that day ye shall ask me nothing. Verily, verily, I say unto
you, Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, he will give it you. Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name:
ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full.
Romans 8:31 What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?
He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he
not with him also freely give us all things?
2 Corinthians 1:20 For all the promises of God in
him are yea, and in him Amen, unto
the glory of God by us.
IN HIM I LIVE and MOVE and have my being
Acts 17:28 For in him we live, and move,
and have our being.
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.
To be continued...