"Your Youth is Renewed Like the Eagle's" by Ruxandra Ionce
Jesus answered the Pharisees with the words: “indeed, the Kingdom of God is within you” (Luke 17:21). Through the Holy Spirit, we, as Christians, are in continuous communion with our heavenly Father, who is above the space-time limitation humanity is confined in. Therefore we already transcend this space and time when we fully submit to God and obey His commands. We have already started to experience the eternal reality, knowing that the “inward man is renewed every day” (2 Corinthians 4:16).
Just like the eagles (creatures we always associate with power and courage), God renews our youth, our vigor, and our strength so that we “will run and not grow weary”; we “will walk and not be faint” (Isaiah 40:31). Even our bodies, the temples of the Holy Spirit, will function well and regain good health when we abide in God's laws.
Just like the eagles, we are not bound to, nor restricted by, earthly things. We are always above circumstances, soaring on the wings of faith towards the Sun of our salvation. The victory was given, the work has been finished. Choose to proclaim these things in Christ every minute of the day! Choose to rely on Christ and you will “soar on wings like eagles” and be a victor. Choose to rely on yourself and you will be held down to the ground by the natural gravity of worry, sin, and the desires of the world.
Does this illustration resonate with you as a conservative Christian? In what ways do you need to experience God's renewal in your life? How can you resolve to choose Christ and rest in Christ above worry, above ambition, above desires, above circumstances?
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