4 – Renewed Like the Eagle’s

ThanksgivingPraiseWhen you receive Jesus as your Savior, God immediately places the indwelling presence of His Holy Spirit within you to guide your every action.  We are new creatures empowered and protected by Almighty God Himself.  Yielding to the leadership of the Holy Spirit and allowing Him to act through you will keep you in a constant state of renewal.

Psalm 103:1-5 (NKJV) – Bless the Lord, O my soul; And all that is within me, bless His holy name! Bless the Lord, O my soul, And forget not all His benefits: Who forgives all your iniquities, Who heals all your diseases, Who redeems your life from destruction, Who crowns you with lovingkindness and tender mercies, Who satisfies your mouth with good things, So that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.

Eagles undergo a number of molting phases (shedding feathers) before they reach maturity.  For example, the Bald Eagle passes through four distinct phases over a period of five years: juvenile, white-belly I, white-belly II, adult).  Once reaching the adult stage the mature eagle sheds its feathers at the beginning of each spring season.  The fresh plumage gives the adult eagle the appearance of youth.  Isaiah used the example of the eagle to comfort a downtrodden Israel and Judah saying: But those who wait on the Lord Shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles, They shall run and not be weary, They shall walk and not faint (Isaiah 40:31).”

SoaringEagleAlmighty God, we give you our affectionate and grateful praise from the depths of our soul.  Through your lovingkindness, You have provided Jesus to make a way for us to be forgiven of ALL our sins.  You heal us.  You redeem our lives from the pits of corruption.  You regularly renew, restore and strengthen us allowing us to overcome ALL adversity and soar like a mature eagle to new heights.  We give you our thankful praise Lord!  In the strong name of Jesus, Amen and Amen.

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About jimdavenport

Jim Davenport resides in the USA in Northeast Georgia, is a member of a Southern Baptist Church and is a retired Christian business man. Jim and his wife Charlotte have one son and daughter in law, Keven and Amy, four grandchildren – Ashlyn (Davenport) & Josh Murphy, Mason & Rebecca (Knight) Davenport and four great-grandchildren. Jim and Charlotte own a mountain get-away home located on Lookout Mountain in Alabama where they spend many spring, summer and fall days working in their raised bed organic garden. Jim has served as a Deacon and Trustee in his local church most of his adult life and on the Executive Committee and Finance Committee of the Board of Trustees of Shorter University, an intentionally Christian institution located in Rome, Georgia. Jim has a passion for the word of God and has always believed that Christian principles should guide every aspect of his life. He also loves Christian music and often served as a tenor soloist in his church. One of the highlights of his life was the nearly 20 years he spent singing with The Good News, a Southern Gospel quartet. Jim served as an Information Technology professional his entire working career of 50 years holding senior positions in and consulting with hundreds of world-class organizations in the United States, Canada, Europe, Central and South America, Australia and New Zealand. Jim remains as President and CEO of InfoSys Solutions Associates, Inc. and is a retired partner of IT Governance Partners, LLC, both of which are “Trusted Advisor” technology and business consulting firms. Jim has authored a number of books available at www.jimdavenport.me/jims-books. His blog has ben read by readers from more than 170 countries. Jim holds both a BS and an MS in Mathematics from Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia and completed Management Development Training at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.
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