"Prepare to Leave the Nest - It's Time to Soar!"by Nate and Christy Johnston, Gold Coast, AustraliaFrom the Desk of Steve Shultz:
In this season, God is calling us and shifting us to new things. For some, this will be a new walk and taking that big leap of faith. If you can relate to this then this latest word from Nate and Christy Johnston is a must read.
In this word the Johnston's share this awesome insight from the life of the eagle:
If you are feeling uncomfortable right now, maybe everything around you seems uncertain and shaken, be encouraged. This is NOT a time to fear, but rather a time to stir up your faith and longing for the flight. ...The desires of your heart will not be realized in an environment you cannot spread your wings. God is launching you into a new role as you stir up your faith and expectation IN Him!If this is you...get ready to take flight into some of the great adventures and newness of life you've experienced yet!
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"Prepare to Leave the Nest - It's Time to Soar!"by Nate and Christy Johnston, Gold Coast, Australia
In April after attending AzusaNow, we took our family on a road trip from LA up to North California, and were amazed that there was not a day that would pass we wouldn't see an eagle flying over us. It became a fun game with our girls that we would see who could spot the first eagle.
Since then, God has been speaking regularly to us about the significance of this amazing prophetic symbol and what He is doing in the lives of many people right now, and more recently He said to us, "It's time for launch!"
When a mother eagle prepares her nest for the arrival of impending eaglets, she starts out by making the core foundations of her nest with unlikely objects such as thorns, bristles, sharp rocks and branches. Hardly sounds welcoming, however, she then builds upon these items with soft wool, feathers and fur that she collects to make their arrival soothing and comfortable.
As her eaglets grow and come to flying age, the mother eagle begins stirring up the nest, as the creature comforts of their nice soft bedding is ripped up by her talons. The juvenile eaglets must think their mother has gone crazy, however, with the comforts stripped away, their desire for flight grows and grows and eventually urges them to make the leap into the skies of freedom.
Fear of Flight
If you are feeling uncomfortable right now, maybe everything around you seems uncertain and shaken, be encouraged. This is NOT a time to fear, but rather a time to stir up your faith and longing for the flight.
The desires of your heart will not be realized in an environment you cannot spread your wings. God is launching you into a new role as you stir up your faith and expectation IN Him!
Greater levels of promotion and advancement, in the workplace, ministry, and other areas of life. The skies that once looked impossible to you will become your playground as His winds lift you higher into realms you could not have ventured without Him.
The discomfort you feel right now is temporary. Your nest is being stirred, but rather than cling to the familiar, leap into the limitless skies God has prepared for you. What lays ahead of you is worth the uncertainty and risk; trusting as you step out, you will step into places you have never been before that come with a new opportunity to steward more favor, more influence, and more revelation from the throne.
Upgrade Your Vision
A few weeks ago, I had a dream I was flying over a situation that was perplexing us at the time; it was so complex that we couldn't see any way around it. But the higher I went, I began to see angles of it I didn't see before. I woke up the next morning KNOWING confidently that God was going to give us a strategy or an answer for that problem...and He did!
"Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know." Jeremiah 33:3
God is calling you into new realms of responsibility and wisdom to release answers and solutions for impossible problems others don't see.
This year God has been working on your sight, your vision, and lifting off of you that old and murky lens you were looking through and giving you "eagle vision" to be able to look above the circumstances of life and see how He sees. For the road ahead, you can't operate how you did, you can't live how you did, dream how you did, or SEE how you did.
"We don't yet see things clearly. We're squinting in a fog, peering through a mist. But it won't be long before the weather clears and the sun shines bright! We'll see it all then, see it all as clearly as God sees us, knowing Him directly just as He knows us!" 1 Corinthians 13:12
The fog is clearing right now over your life, where you were feeling like you were blindly walking with only moments of clarity, He is fine-tuning and adjusting your sight to His.
Time to Jump!
I'll never forget Kris Vallotton's story of when Jesus told him what he was destined to do in his lifetime and then as he walked away turns back to Kris and says, "History will tell us if you believe Me!"
This is a pivotal moment in history for you as you make those steps toward the edge and decide to join the others brave enough to leave the boot camp and begin their legacy. This is where you step into maturity for the dream burning in your heart, the calling etched into your mind, and the destiny you have been waiting to see with your own eyes…and it begins here with a jump!
Nate and Christy Johnston
Nate Johnston is a revivalist and worshipper who has a heart to see sons and daughters unleashed into passionate friendship with God and an effective supernatural lifestyle. Through his ministry "Everyday Revivalists," he teaches on intimacy and hearing God's voice which was birthed from a hunger for authentic, real, and powerful relationship with Jesus. Christy Johnston was born and raised in Australia. After living the majority of her life plagued with insecurity and fear, she came to learn the power of her identity in Christ. She now lives with the mandate to breathe fresh hope and life into Gods sons and daughters through her passion of writing, uncovering the truths of living in Grace and freedom through our identity in Christ. Nate and Christy have two daughters, Charlotte and Sophie, and currently live on the Gold Coast in Australia.*************************************
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