Dare to Soar to Great Heights
By Patricia Backora, author of the book
Tough Love in Christís Millennium
Which you can order online from: http://www.publishamerica.com
Deut. 32:11-13; Isaiah 40:31
Consider the great difference between a domestic hen and an eagle, I would say unto My people who are learning to ascend to higher levels of spiritual understanding and power. A chicken knows its limits. Its wings are way too weak to gain much altitude because I did not design it for great heights, just for high jumping. A domestic hen can make a lot of squawks, ruffle its feathers and spring up onto a fence to escape a fox, but it cannot take to the skies for protection.
But I have called you to ascend into the heavenlies as an eagle, My dear ones. An eagle was built for life in the high places. It was not designed to build its nest on the ground, but to dwell at a higher altitude in the cleft of the rock. The eagleís chicks are fed, warmed and cared for in a cozy nest before their wings are strong enough to fly. But when the day comes for them to try out their wings, the mother eagle must shove her reluctant chicks out of the nest to exercise them, first for short periods then for longer times. At first it seems that the chicks are at the mercy of the thin air and doomed if they donít perform well, but even that chick which takes a bit longer to master the art of flying will find that its mother is flying beneath it to catch it lest it fall to the ground.
O My people, fear not to advance to ever higher levels of faith. You fear sometimes that you will look foolish if nothing comes of stepping out in faith, but undergirding you is the Power of God, and beneath you always are the everlasting arms.