I am sharing some insight into what I call the Eagle Christian. I pray they inspire and challenge you to mount up on eagle’s wings and place our trust and faith in God. Enjoy.
Magpies are overly aggressive birds. They represent the hard pushy Christians. They will assure you they saved, sanctified, and filled with the Holy Ghost. They constantly look down on other believers to prop themselves up in the Lord. They walk in constant discernment while negating the fact they themselves need to be discerned.
As a staff member in a church in South Georgia in 2003, my pastor asked me to come to Atlanta to a conference. The faith based conference was being held by the White House under President Bush administration. All religions were present as I arrived. Throughout the lobby, you could see Imams, rabbis, priest, as well as pastor and other leaders from the various faith.
I was in line to check in to my room and in front of me was a woman dressed nicely. Her attire looked better than her attitude. Yet, the woman caused such a scene. By the volume of her voice, you could tell they could not find her reservation. As nice as the attendants were, the nastier her reaction. She caused such havoc everybody’s attention was on her. All everyone could hear, “Well, my pastor, made the reservation. My pastor made the reservation. She repeated this over and over as if her saying it would automatically caused the reservation to be available.
I thought if she treated strangers she did not even know which could have been sinners how much more would she treat the righteous.Instead of being patient, sitting back, trying to figure out the problem, she was a magpie. She was overly aggressive making the Kingdom of God look terribly bad at an event where all religions were present.
Kookaburras are known for their unmistakable call which sounds uncannily like loud echoing human laughter.It’s good-natured but rather hysterical merriments. They just live life like its one big party. The kookaburra Christian believes everybody ought to have fun. Every event ought to be fun. Church should just be one big party.
The church has leaders who think church should be one big party. Some youth leaders believe their youth groups should be 100 percent fun and other teens will come to church. Some leaders overdo the fun in their church. They services are one big party often quenching the Holy Spirit and His leadership into the lives of those attending. You got to have everything balanced out.
At Living Waters, we lead by knowing we play hard and we pray hard. For example to kick off summer at our ministry, we have brought out beach balls and loose them in the service. Yet, there is a time to play and a time to get serious about God and the things of God.There is a time to play and then there is also a time to pray.
Solomon, the richest and wisest man who ever lived, said:
For everything there is a season, time for every activity under heaven.A time to be born and a time to die.A time to plant and a time to harvest. A time to kill and a time to heal.A time to tear down and a time to build up.A time to cry and a time to laugh. A time to grieve and a time to dance. Ecclesiastes 3:1-4
A believer must grow to the place where they learn to laugh and dance and when seriousness is necessary.
Sparrows are social birds which are always trying to fit in one group to another. They’re never satisfied accomplishing anything worthwhile. They are always going from one group to another group. Historically, sparrows are represented in ancient Egyptian art inEgyptian hieroglyph.The symbol had no phonetic value yet was used as to indicate small, narrow, or bad.
In the church, they are church hoppers always going from one church to another church.. They are social people who are never satisfied and usually leaving hurt in their wake. They join the church. They rave about the church never ending on social media at the beginning. They are there for about 6 months and all of sudden you hear, “the Lord is calling me somewhere else.â€
They are sparrows. The sparrow is always trying to find a group. Never loyal. Never satisfied. Never able to sit down under leadership.
I always share with Living Waters if you want to do anything in God, sit down under authority. Get into a church where you can sit down and be taught and grow, under leadership. Stop hopping from one church to another church. It just shows an undisciplined lifestyle. You can not have authority without being under authority.
To be continued. . .