If Christians were birds…..


If Christians were birds—-

Yesterday this was our pastor’s message at church.  There are some very good points, and lots of similarities between our characteristics and those of various birds.  The notes may not be complete, but they are complete enough for you to get the point.  We all share some of these characteristics with birds.  Which are you?
What kind of ‘christian’  bird would you be?
Chickens

  • Never reach full potential
  • They live and wait to die
  • The do a lot of flapping, but never go anywhere
  • Live within confinement someone else built…a box or pen
  • When there is a storm they run together inside


Magpie

  • Collects and hoards what he steals
  • Destroys eggs of other birds
  • Bully
  • Killing dreams, bring judgement on people

You can’t judge people a they are on their journey because you don’t know where their journey started
Buzzard

  • Knows how to soar but spends 85% of time perched and waiting for something bad to happen
  • Thrive in negative rather than positive
  • They attract people, but needy people. That are addicted to being needed, but they will use their sharp beaks and claws to tear people apart

Parrot

  • Able to talk the talk, but not walk
  • They look beautiful
  • Never has revelation from God. Doesn’t hear from God, can only repeat what others say about God and their revelations.

We don’t need more education, we need revelation.
Parrots miss anointing on their lives because they are worried about others
Don’t be a parrot, be yourself

Pelican

  • Has a big mouth
  • fat happy bird
  • Can’t wait for next meal, doesn’t accomplish much. Only interested in eating
  • (Always learning but not coming into knowledge of Christ)
  • (lives meal to meal, church to church, sermon to sermon)
  • Be doers, not just hearers

Your misery becomes your ministry, your pain becomes your power
Crow

  • Looks for death
  • More excited about destructive rather than positive
  • Crow is biggest pest of eagle
  • Smart and cunning bird
  • Highly intelligent

Finch

  • ADD birds in the church
  • Always moving, no focus, don’t land long enough to grow
  • Life is lonely as a finch

Ostrich

  • Flightless
  • Buries head in the sand, doesn’t want to deal with problems

Turkey

  • Can fly well
  • Ability to make life better(fly south for winter) but stays through the winter and allows life to happen rather than take charge

Work like it depends on us, but pray like it depends on God

Mockingbird

  • Makes fun of others and their issues because they are too hurt to deal with their own issues

Eagles

  • Excellent
  • Graceful
  • Majestic

When bothered, the eagle soars higher
Trouble can’t breath at higher elevations

An eagle soars above its problems and trials.
Isaiah 40:31

But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint. (Isaiah 40:31 KJV)

Thanks to Pastor Ken Hubbard for a great message!

What do you think?  What kind of bird are you?  Can you think of one not mentioned? Leave a comment and let me know.

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