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Fly Like an Eagle

  • As an eagle that stirs up her nest, that flutters over her young, he spread abroad his wings, he took them, he bore them on his feathers. Deuteronomy 32:11 WEB

    When an eagle has its young, it lines the inside of its nest with feathers, fur and other soft material to make the little ones comfortable in the nest. The parents hunt and bring food to feed them. Basically they wait on the little ones hand and foot and try their best to make them comfortable in the nest.

    Later, when the little ones grow and get mature enough to fly on their own, the parents start pulling the fur out of the nest, exposing the sticks and making them uncomfortable. They also stop bringing food, or bring food but place it on a limb outside of the nest so the little eaglets have to come out of the nest to get it. Then they place it further and further away, and the delays between eating become longer each day. Finally the little eagle will take flight and leave the nest to find food on their own.

    We went through a season where our business was dying and no amount of advertising, giving, praying, or fasting could change it. When we advertised, it was like throwing money in the trash. When we gave, we just had less. When we prayed, we got cold silence. When we fasted, we were only hungry. We held on as long as could, paying our bills with credit cards. Finally, we had to close it and began looking for other work. That was when our life suddenly changed for the better. Soon afterwards we found ourself in ministry and writing this devotional. The end result was great, but getting here was rough.

    Sometimes the Lord will make your situation uncomfortable. No matter where you turn, no matter how hard you pray, the sticks are still there and you are starving. When this happens, it is time to fly. Everything that you see is temporary (2 Corinthians 4:18). Jobs end, and new opportunities begin. There is a season for everything (Ecclesiastes 3:1), and an important thing to know is that seasons do change. Don't be afraid to let go, for He will catch you.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father please guide me today and give me a clear direction. I want to follow You, but to be honest, sometimes I don't know what to focus on. Give me clarity and speak to me in a way that I understand. Help me align my will with Yours, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

    Note: For those who are participating in our Creation Photographers theme of the week: Psalm 104:24 "How many are your works, Lord! In wisdom you made them all; the earth is full of your creatures." - Our next fun theme will be 'Naturally Nature'. Our themes are always open for creative interpretation and you are encouraged to post anything else inspiring as well. My photos (in the group) reflect just a small portion of the beauty and blessings God has gifted us to live near. Show us God's beautiful creations around you!!! Have a blessed and amazing week everyone! Here is the link: Creation Photographers


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Debi Burton
Debi Burton Thank you for the devotional.....Lead the way Lord , Help is to follow your path, in Jesus’s name..... Amen
Sep 10
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Charlene Vallo
Charlene Vallo

Thank you Pastor Dion for such inspirational words every morning. I look forward to reading these every day!!! This really hit home. Praise God!!!

Sep 10
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Bella Colliander
Bella Colliander

Thank you for such inspiration in the daily devotionals.They are so down to earth and easily appliable in our daily struggles with life. God bless you with His continued awesome wisdom.

Sep 10
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen!

Sep 10
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Sm Varghs
Sm Varghs

Thank you Pr. God is speaking through you. Your words have touched me. Iam in a similar situation where business account is -ve , bills everywhere, in a place dont know what to do whether to continue with this business or close down.When I think of doing his ministry , I have no clue where to start , how to do who to meet. I hope you pray for me. 

Sep 10
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Jennifer Thomside
Jennifer Thomside

Sm Varghs, I can relate to your story, the wxact same thing happened to me and all I heard is be still and wait on me.

Jennifer.

Sep 10
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Sm Varghs
Sm Varghs

Thank you Jennifer.. God bless

Sep 10
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Praying for God to lead and guide you. May You hear his voice directing you in this matter. In the name of Jesus, Amen.

Sep 10
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Sm Varghs
Sm Varghs

Thanks Lynn. When there is lots of noise and voice around us. How do we hear His voice clearly? 

Sep 10
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Spend time in a quiet place alone to be able to hear Him. Jesus did this too. Sometimes He will speak to you through the advice of another person, or through scripture or a dream.

Sep 11
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza

Prayers sent for you. PRAISE THE LORD

Sep 10
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Sm Varghs
Sm Varghs

Thank you

Sep 10
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

You are so right, the Lord is speaking through Pastor Dion, our Pastor, thanking the Lord for him and the minstry of RHM! Dear Heavenly Father, we lift up Sm to you and all the many needs at hand, please extend Your goodness and kindness, open doors and windows according to Your providence, give hope and a peace and assurance that all will be well, for we ask and pray in the name of JESUS, Amen!!!

 

Sep 11
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen please God give me strength and knowledge 

Sep 10
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

Sep 10
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

I'm in that place right now. I've come to admit through my worn out body telling me that I can't sustain my current job and keep up the pace. I keep asking God to heal this Hip pain so that I can work but it lingers. I know full well that He can heal me if He chose to do so. I keep praying that if He feels it's time for me to move on then so be it. I ask Him to open a door for a better job opportunity and for Him to lead me to it and through it. Any prayers would be appreciated, thanks.

Sep 10
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Cathy Webb
Cathy Webb

Praying for God’s voice and clear direction, Richard!

Sep 10
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

Thanks Cathy

Sep 11
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Father, lead Richard to the right job where he can prosper and glorify You. I pray for wisdom and guidance in this. I pray for healing from hip pain. In the name of Jesus, Amen.

Sep 10
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

Thanks Lynn

Sep 11
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza

Prayers sent for you.  PRAISE THE LORD

Sep 10
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

Thanks Deng

Sep 11
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

Oh Lord, dear Heavenly Father, we lift up Richard with all of his needs, please hear our prayers and help and heal according to Your goodness, mercy and abounding grace, to you be the glory forever! We jointly thank you for taking care of our brother in Christ, in the holy name of JESUS we ask and pray, Amen!

Sep 11
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

Thanks Liesel

Sep 12
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Amen Lord, amen

Sep 10
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Your will be done in my life Lord, Amen.

Sep 10
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

Amen! Thank You Lord!

Sep 10
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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walker

Amen. Perfect devotional, as always. A reminder to trust in the Lord for he will always be with me. Always.  Amen

Sep 10
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David &amp; Dianna Earlywine
David & Dianna Earlywine

Amen,please give us strength to live for your glory.Thank you Jesus.

Sep 10
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Pranoti  Kumar
Pranoti Kumar

Help me align my will with Yours, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

Amen

Sep 10
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Linda Clark
Linda Clark

Yes lord help me do your will  in jesus name amen 

Sep 10
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Shawn Schield
Shawn Schield

This is exactly what I needed to hear as I get ready to head back to Virginia. I know I’m doing the right thing taking care of my dad. However, it has taken it’s toll on our marriage. My husband and I are living together separately, and he is no longer supportive of me taking care of him full time. He resents that I am so focused on my dad. It has caused tremendous stress and negative energy in our house. It’s even more difficult, because he is retired from Federal Law Enforcement and our income has decreased substantially, Due to a much smaller pension and also because he is not old enough to collect social security. I had to quit my job and start a childcare business, so I can be home more for my dad. However, through it all, God is good

Sep 10
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Cathy Webb
Cathy Webb

Thank you, Pastor for this timely prayer! Guide me today and give me a clear direction. Give me clarity. Help me align my will with Yours. In Jesus’ name I ask and wait. Amen

Sep 10
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Oh God please Amen 

Sep 10
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

This is a great devotional and on time for me! How interesting the way an Eagle raises it's young. Nature is smart as God has given them this knowledge and so he does to us also. Thank you Pastor Dion! Amen.

Sep 10
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Ed Frye
Ed Frye

Amen

Sep 10
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Sandra Colby
Sandra Colby

I KNOW FOR A FACT , LET GO AND LET GOD TAKE OVER, IS THE BEST ADDVICE YOU NEED,  TRUST IN HIM.

Sep 10
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Heavenly Father help me to align my will to Yours following Your direction. That whatever I do be according to Your Holy Will, in Jesus name I pray. Amen. Lead us Lord, lead us. 

Pastor,excellent testimony and history about the eagles. God bless you. 

Sep 10
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

Sep 10
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Amen! Thank you pastor for sharing your gift of putting words to paper and getting your meaning across in a very helpful way!

Sep 10
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Joseph Adams, Jr.
Joseph Adams, Jr.

Amen

Sep 10
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardleedited: Sep 11

Amen and Amen!! Thank you Pastor!!   Dear Heavenly Father, please give me clarity of thought in all the things I do, may it always be according to Your will and purpose of my live, in the name of Jesus, Amen!

 

Sep 11
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Dana Rozell
Dana Rozell

Yes Please. Amen.

Sep 11