The Lord continues to bring His people to “watering holes” to “places of refreshing” and these to many appear as “ponds”, ponds where ducks can hang out and be themselves. It has become clear over the last while that many Christians are content to be “ducks” when God has intended them to be eagles that “soar” and seek a higher plane of living and life, that draws near to His heart and presence.
Ducks fly and then settle on ponds and do a large part of living on the “surface of things”. Eagles soar and rest and nest in the “higher places”.
For my part, I am not content to live as a duck, never mind living as a turkey, when God has intended that I soar and nest high and nearer to His heart.
It time that those of us who cling to deeper intimate life, soar and go deeper in the Lord and nest in the higher place and not be content to be a duckling following after the mature ducks who do not soar and simply stay on the surface of ponds and migrate at the change of seasons.
It is time for the saints of God to pursue life in the higher places, and to soar as eagles and catch the winds of God and glide in the higher plane of living, and to not be content with ponds of water and having a little following of ducklings coming after us wherever we go.
If the body of Christ is to fully mature it needs to break free from the bondage of being a duck and be the eagle it is intended to be. It is time to follow the winds of God for ourselves instead of following other ducks. We will soar with God or perish in the trying of it! It is better to soar on the winds of God than rely on the predictable patterns of being a duck, never breaking ranks, and never maturing to become whom God intended us to be.
29He energizes those who get tired,
gives fresh strength to dropouts.
30For even young people tire and drop out,
young folk in their prime stumble and fall.
31But those who wait upon GOD get fresh strength.
They spread their wings and soar like eagles,
They run and don’t get tired,
they walk and don’t lag behind.