Tuesday, July 24, 2012

We Were Meant to Soar Like Eagles

Sunday morning we were up early leaving the house at 6:30 am heading for a Biker Sunday where Danny was slated to bring the Word. It was great to be up and on the motorcycle at that early hour with the sky still cloudy and a touch of chill in the air. Danny and I love those early morning rides. As we went across a bridge Danny just had to turn around. He had spotted not one but a pair of bald eagles right by the bridge on a downed tree! It was my first time to see a bald eagle in the wild! They were huge! Not only that, they were not even concerned when we stopped, got off the bike and took pictures. Waiting for the photo shoot to be over, they both suddenly lifted from their perch, in unison, and sailed away just a little further down the creek. I noticed as they left that their wings barely flapped. The strength of those birds was quite evident as they flew. I suddenly understood what God meant when He said, “They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength. They will mount up as eagles…”

Oh beloved! We were meant to soar like eagles, yet in our own strength we are at best hummingbirds, who constantly have to flap their tiny wings to stay afloat or like chickens who for all their wings and feathers have no desire or ability to fly! Perhaps you’ve been content with a busy life. Maybe you’ve been running around looking for God. Don’t you think it’s time to wait on the Lord? Today is the day you can soar like an eagle – with barely a flap to get you lifted up into the heights with Him. I promise, on the authority of God’s Word, that His will won’t get you tired, stressed out or make you want to give up! You don’t have to work it up or make it happen. Just like that pair of eagles was waiting on God to deliver the fish in the creek below, we too can wait on God. Sure, we can do something that might look good now, but waiting on God, doing only His will, brings eternal rewards that are out of this world as well as strength for today. It’s never too late to stop and wait on the Lord! He loves you, He’s on your side and He’s ready for you to scale the heights with Him! Run to His Word, surrender your will and wait on Him! That’s the only kind of living that will bring glory and honor to Him!

Exodus 33:16 How will anyone know that You look favorably on me—on me and on Your people—if You don’t go with us? For Your presence among us sets Your people and me apart from all other people on the earth.”

2 Corinthians 1:9 In fact, we expected to die. But as a result, we stopped relying on ourselves and learned to rely only on God, who raises the dead.

Isaiah 40:30-31 Even youths shall faint and be weary, and [selected] young men shall feebly stumble and fall exhausted; But those who wait for the Lord [who expect, look for, and hope in Him] shall change and renew their strength and power; they shall lift their wings and mount up [close to God] as eagles [mount up to the sun]; they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint or become tired.

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