There is just about nothing more majestic than the bald eagle. And, am VERY certain there will be folks who just shuddered at the entire first sentence, but it does sum up the thought of this Series as it was being developed. Sometimes, our description of our Lord gets jumbled up and “out of kilter”, as my Dad use to put it. Simply put, “there are very few things as majestic as the bald eagle“.
The emblem used in this Series is an eagle with the wings spread out as if to be protecting something close to her, tightly held at the tips of the wings such that nothing can harm what she is hovered over. It is also how the eagle starts out getting prepared for her young to take flight – they see safety in her wings – that same imagery is mentioned in the Bible as …
“As an eagle stirreth up her nest, fluttereth over her young, spreadeth abroad her wings, taketh them, beareth them on her wings: So the LORD alone did lead him, and there was no strange god with him.”
Deuteronomy 32:11-12 | King James Version
They then feel safe and will look for the opportunity to flutter their wings, but getting on is not so easy. Each of them must watch for the opportunity for it to be their time and be willing to trust their parent. We as Christians are just like that, watching things happen and be willing to go out to do them. Question is this, “When you are watching, What exactly are you looking for?”
Every One Is Looking
This Series split down between Old Testament and New Testament references as cleanly as any study one could seek for it to be so. The Old Testament verses speak of placing the Spirit within, where the New Testament speaks of the Spirit that has already been placed within. Both sides reiterate and support the statement:
“The Spirit is Willing but the Flesh is Weak“
As we come as Christians before the Throne of Grace, are we doing so Willingly with the purpose to Watch and Pray, taking that time to communicate with our Heavenly Father…
“And they came, every one whose heart stirred him up, and every one whom his spirit made willing, …”
Exodus 35:21 | King James Version
Each of us has to begin at being “Willing” to do what is placed before us, with the knowledge that He will be protecting us and providing us with just what we need. That supply is not just for just that moment, He promises to help us pray, sing, have knowledge, wisdom, hearing, guidance – all those things and SO much more.
These Series challenges of what God the Father has done and will do as we get to the need are INCREDIBLE Promises that each and every Christian will Know He makes good, by our careful Watch and diligent time that we Pray.
From the very first print beginning with Willing, each of these eighteen (18) Scripture based prints provide a support for the Christian in that while we are Watch(ing) and Pray(ing), we have all the resources of the Infinite God of Creation to do what He has called each of us to do!
Old and New Testament Words
Old Testament | Willing, Teach, Behold, Desired, Blessing, Saith, Heart, Statutes, Poured
New Testament | Indeed, Chosen, Testify, Speak, Knoweth, Sing, Filled, Midst, Freely
A new Friend has Encouraged me BEYOND measure today, causing me to put these verses from Series into action. As the Word of God is read, what happens inside of you and I as Christians? Do we merely see them as words to read while we are in a predicament of some form or another, or do we choose to see them as a teaching tool. Each challenge we face in life, no matter big or small, should be examined for a lesson, Encouragement and insight. Just as eagles are magnificent birds given mention in the Word of God, so are we – we are His Children, those who He will cover, protect and teach – even when we are utterly unsure of what it might be that is being taught. Each day we should Watch & Pray, even as our Spirit is Willing and our Flesh Weak, our Mighty God will give us ALL that we need, as we are Faithful to Him with all parts of our lives.
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