Sunday, March 08, 2009

17th Spiritual Birthday

On March 8th 1992, I accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as my personal Lord and Savior. Today as I celebrate my 17th Spiritual birthday, I would like to share with you the story of the eagle which I have heard others share with me. I have been told that an eagle has a life span of between forty to seventy years. The first forty years are like normal but in order for it to get to seventy, then it has to be willing to take an extra step.
As it keeps maturing, its beak and claws start becoming weak as a result of the continuous growth and by the time it gets forty, it is not a good hunter as before when its beak and claws were strong. Due to this, the eagle takes a maiden trip to its nest where it first starts by hitting its long beak hard on the rock until it breaks and a new one starts growing. After the beak growing, it uses it to remove its long claws from its legs and after the growth of the claws and the new beak; it then uses them to pluck the thick feathers on its chest and wings in order for new ones to grow. After the eagle growing new beak, claws and feathers, it leaves its nest and comes back and it can come and live for the next thirty years being effective in its hunting skills until it reaches seventy.
As I celebrate this birthday today, it is my sincere prayer that I learn from the eagles and what they do in order for them to continue living until they reach their peak. I pray that God will help me remove the overgrown claws, overgrown beak and the thick feathers that make me become less effective in my walk with the Lord by confessing both known and unknown sins, read my Bible daily, fellowship with other believers and continue trusting the Lord to help me grow a new beak, claws and feathers.
May the peace of the Lord be with you always.

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