As new creatures in Christ, we are called to move in the Spirit. God stirs us up as an eagle stirs up its nest to take us to greater heights.
Eagles’ nests are constructed out of large limbs and sticks with a diameter of about nine feet. They are topped and made comfortable with feathers that eagles pluck out of their own bodies. Eaglets remain in the safety of their nests until it’s time for them to fly. Gently, with love and care, the parent eagles remove the feathering and as the eaglets are poked by the exposed branches are pushed out of the nest. While the eaglets struggle to fly, the parent eagles are watching, hovering and ready to rescue them if need be. If their young are about to crash, the eagles spread their wings, swoop down at 103 mph, catch them and carry them back to the nest until the next flying lesson.
God enables us to fly and catches us when we have no more strength. When trials are such that we feel we are going to crash, He teaches us to soar. The stirring in our nests causes us to move out of our comfort zone so we can experience new horizons. God pushes us out of the nests in our lives, very gently, to truly take us from glory to glory!
Deuteronomy 32:11 “As an eagle stirs up its nest, Hovers over its young, Spreading out its wings, taking them up, Carrying them on its wings…”