Sunday, March 6, 2011

What Type Of Bird Are You? (Archived)

There is a saying that we are very familiar with.  The saying is “Birds of a feather flock together.”  In reading the saying, it is sort of self explanatory.  However, I wanted to take a deeper look into it and this is what I found:
“Birds of a feather flock together means that people who are similar to each other often spend time together.  We know that birds are of the same type when they have the same feathers; they are of a feather. Birds flock when they join together in groups with other birds. Just as birds "of a feather" often flock with other birds of the same "feather", so do people who are like each other spend time together. People (birds) who are similar to each other (of a feather) often spend time (flock) with each other.”  (together) How you think, determine what type of bird you are.  How you speak, determine what type of bird you are.  Your actions, determine the type of bird you are, and all of these will eventually determine the type of company you keep.  Amen!

               What type of bird are you?  The scripture says “If we say that we have fellowship with Him, and walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth.” (1 Jn 1:6)  There are many who enjoy the title of being called a “Christian” but seem to show signs of something else.  If you say that you have fellowship with him, meaning Christ, which would mean you profess to be like him, because such a profession involves the idea of having fellowship with God.  In having such a fellowship would require you to think, speak, and act with things aligned with Christ’s teachings. To do the truth is to act in accordance with truth.  To do anything contrary, you would be a liar.  What type of bird are you?

Birds of a feather flock together.  Are you still clubbing?  What kind of music you constantly listen to?  Who are the company you keep?  When you converse with your friends, what is the content?  Are you having pre-marital sex?  When shopping and you were giving more money back for your change, do you keep it?  Do you do anything to get over?  Do you try to cheat the government?  Anyone who would answer yes to any of the questions, most likely have friends who do the same.  They would need to re-evaluate their life and re-evaluate their profession.  What kind of bird are you?

There was a time when I used hang with some of the men at my job.  We used to go to lounges in downtown Orlando, different parties, etc.  Then I was introduced to Christ.  I did the very next thing I was taught to do.  I began to spread the Gospel with my friends.  I stopped getting calls to go out.  I would here of barbeques and not be invited.  I would get angry, and the Lord had to say to me, “son, why are you angry?  You and they have nothing in common.”  Amen!  As I began to get into my word, I was transformed from one type of bird to another.  I no longer desired to flock with my old bird friends and vice versa.  The word of God says “Do not be unequally yoked together with unbelievers. For what fellowship has righteousness with lawlessness? And what communion has light with darkness?” (2 Cor 6:14)  It doesn’t matter what the relationship is.  If you love the Lord, and profess you are a Christian, then it would be absurd and hypocritical do the contrary.  What type of bird are you?

It is time we all take God serious.  It is time that we not take for granted the blood that was shed for us so that we can live.  It is time that we say what we do, and do what we say.  It is time that we take a real deep look in our lives and make adjustments.  It is time we take an inventory of our friends and remove those relationships that can hinder our Christian walk.   All such connections tend to increase wickedness or encourage sin and should be carefully avoided.  Allow God to transform you from the bird that enjoyed willfully living in sin.  When people look at you, they should see a clear distinction between your feathers and other feathers.  May the Lord continue to bless, keep and guide you in all situations, and I pray a blessing upon each of your household.  I give God the honor and glory, and I pray these blessings in the matchless name of our savior Jesus Christ.  Amen!

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