There is a big difference between an eagle and a chicken. Lets look at the two as it compare to a life and walk with Christ.
There is one group that is hungry for the word of God and will take the initiative to study, pray and meditate on the word of God; they strive to live holy and righteous and they have a strong faith and trust in God. They watch their company and conversation and will walk alone if necessary; they are committed and dedicated to the will and the word of God. They don’t wait around for someone to bring the meat of the word to them but they progress in the lord and is hungry enough to seek god for themselves. They huger for the bread of life and thirst for the living waters and refuse to eat anything unclean. These are the faithful that God use and they take flight and soar in God.
On the other hand, there are those who don’t want to progress, they take no initiative in God. They stay stagnated in the Lord for 10 to 20 or more years, they don’t study or go to bible study, they only get the word on Sunday mornings or Christmas, Mothers Day and Easter. They have no prayer life; they readily engage in gossip and ungodly conversation. They walk and talk a good game, but they never grow in the Lord. They’re always flapping their wings to make an attempt to fly but never get off the ground. These hang around in the barnyard with the chickens and will cluelessly peck and eat any and everything thrown at them.
Now it takes time to grow in the Lord and we grow in grace daily. It takes one day at a time. Dying to self and taking up the cross of Christ daily.
There comes a time when we are babes in Christ and it is a process, but then there comes a time that after we have walked with the lord for a while, we should be growing up in the Lord.
We should be moving from walking around in circles to soaring to higher heights and deeper depths in the Lord.
When comparing the two, are we progressing in the Lord or are we stagnate and unproductive? Are we really walking with the Lord or just merely hanging around for association? Do we want to spread your wings and take flight to soar like an eagle?
Or just pretend that you are about fly and just flap your wings around like a chicken?
– by Geraldine Coleman
Geraldine Coleman: Is a teacher and educator and ministers to prisoners at a prison facility where she is an instructor.