eagle in nest with eaglets“Like an eagle that stirs up it’s nest and hovers over it’s young, that spreads it’s wings to catch them and carries them on it’s pinions”
                                                                                                                     Deuteronomy 32:11
I am a mom. I have given birth to two amazing people (not really kids anymore), but there are many who call me “mom”. A bunch affectionately call me their “other mom” and some their “camp mom”. Wherever I am, I tend to mother those around me. No matter their age, there’s something in me that wants to make sure everyone is OK and to help people reach their God-given potential. I love how this Bible verse explains that God is a “hovering” parent too!
As the perfect parent God can make perfect decisions knowing when to hover, when to stir up and when to catch His kids. As my children have gotten older it’s been a real learning process in knowing when to back off that “hovering” gifting! Eagles are a perfect example of how to parent people of all ages. When Eagles have young they provide for every need the eaglet has. eagle feeding babyWhen the eaglets get a little older, but before they’re ready to leave the nest, before they can fly, the mother, in love pushes them out of the nest! eaglet flying by mom
Now what kind of parenting is that? Actually, it’s great parenting! Great leadership!  The eagle then spreads its wings to catch the learner and carries them on their pinions. Pinions are the wings that an eagle uses to fly. They are teaching the eaglet how to fly by example. Pushing people out of the nest when they’re not ready accomplishes so many things. It causes them to place their trust in the one who pushed them out to catch them before they crash. After a few pushes, confidence begins to grow till one day the eaglet starts to soar!young eagle flying by mom
So, is God pushing you out of the nest or encouraging you to let someone else in your care learn to fly? Take that leap of faith and trust that Your father is a hovering parent that never lets anyone hit the bottom when you trust in Him!
PRAYER
Father…I thank-you for believing in me! Help me to not fear, but jump out of the nest and learn to soar. May I fly in your strength accomplishing all that you have for me to do. May I lead those you have paced in my care to even higher heights than I can go! In Jesus Name…Amen!

Sherry Stahl