When 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! 2 Bless the Lord, O my soul, And forget not all His benefits: 3 Who forgives all your iniquities, Who heals all your diseases, 4 Who redeems your life from destruction, Who crowns you with lovingkindness and tender mercies, 5 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).”
Almighty 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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