“As an eagle stirs up its nest, hovers over its young, spreading out its wings, taking them up, carrying them on its wings, So the Lord alone led him…”
(Deuteronomy 32:11-12a, NKJV)
It is important to define time in our theme:
Time can be described as a non-spatial continuum in which events occur in apparently irreversible succession from the past through the present to the future. It can also be explained as a period or periods designated for a given activity.
If you believe in it you spend time on it.
Ecclesiastes 3: 1 There is a time for everything, a season for every activity under heaven.
We must use our time wisely. Every individual is handed 24 hours each day. What we do with the 24hours will determine who we are going to be. God values time this is the reason you find him spending time with the man from the garden of Eden. Coming down in the cool of the day.
Your life is shaped by your routine.
Time has to be recognized to be seized—“ of the sons of Issachar who had an understanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to do, their chiefs were two hundred, and all their brethren were at their command;” (1 Chronicles 12:32, NKJV)
Time shows that everything is ready—“ and at the dinner hour he sent his servant to tell those who had been invited, ‘Come, because everything is ready now.” (Luke 14:17, TAB)
The time of stirring can be a time of soaring if it is recognized. To stir up can mean to shake or mix. When a chef adds salt or any other condiment to a meal being prepared, he stirs up the food. If stirring is not done one part will be too salty or overly spiced and the other part will have no spice or tasteless.
The reason why God does a stirring is for your life to enjoy a uniformed sweetening—tastiness beyond comprehension.
Case Study: “Now Moses was tending the flock of Jethro his father-in-law, the priest of Midian. And he led the flock to the back of the desert, and came to Horeb, the mountain of God. 2 And the Angel of the Lord appeared to him in a flame of fire from the midst of a bush. So he looked, and behold, the bush was burning with fire, but the bush was not consumed. 3 Then Moses said, “I will now turn aside and see this great sight, why the bush does not burn.”
4 So when the Lord saw that he turned aside to look, God called to him from the midst of the bush and said, “Moses, Moses!” And he said, “Here I am.”5 Then He said, “Do not draw near this place. Take your sandals off your feet, for the place where you stand is holy ground.” (Exodus 3:1-5, NKJV)
In the Time to Soar, certain things show up but a pre-requisite is that you are Distinct—Exodus 2:1-2
It is interesting to see in Exodus 2:23-25 the sequence of events that took place. The king of Egypt died, the Israelites cried to God, God heard their cry and remembered his covenant with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. God now looked upon the Israelites and had respect unto them.
The next logical thing would be for God to go into their midst and do something spectacular but Exodus 3 is very revealing because God went to a man called Moses that was not in Egypt but in Midian.
Moses was a man that was rejected by the Israelites.
Moses was a man that had a confused identity (Exodus 2:19). Though an Israelite but he lived all his life in the palace of Egypt. The Egyptians did not want him neither did the Israelites and he now found himself as a refugee in Midian. He eventually became a Midianite by marriage
The journey of your life might not be a straight line. You may need to go through peaks and troughs but through it all you will know that God is with you. This is what was recorded concerning Joseph even in the prison—“But the Lord was with Joseph and extended lovingkindness to him, and gave him favor in the sight of the warden. 22 The warden committed to Joseph’s care (management) all the prisoners who were in the prison; so that whatever was done there, he was in charge of it.” (Genesis 39:21-22, TAB)
In the detours of life, do not be disgruntled be distinct. You need to realize that it is going to work out for your good because you love God and you are called according to his purpose. You need to be cognizant of the following in the detours of life: