For some reason today the eagle has been on my mind. Maybe it has something to do with the blue skies overhead...maybe though a thought coming from my God. I look into the blue skies with it white clouds here and there and I imagine what it would be like to soar above this earth. To be free of the ties that hold my feet.With strong wings to lift off and soar on thermal streams--gliding with carefree abandon. To not be limited in sight by buildings or trees. To see an enemy in advance with the sharp vision that God has given me. And to plummet from great heights in a death strike toward the enemy below.
Or is it "just" a dream?
Could it not be a treasured gift or desire given to my by God?
Today as I was looking in scripture I was reminded that although I am unable to soar on my own........He can give me the ability to soar free. He desires for me to soar for Him--- unhampered by the tragedies, and earthly concerns that so often wrap themselves around my feet like shackles with lost keys.
Isaiah 40:31 (The Message)
27-31Why would you ever complain, O Jacob,
or, whine, Israel, saying,
"God has lost track of me.
He doesn't care what happens to me"?
Don't you know anything? Haven't you been listening?
God doesn't come and go. God lasts.
He's Creator of all you can see or imagine.
He doesn't get tired out, doesn't pause to catch his breath.
And he knows everything, inside and out.
He energizes those who get tired,
gives fresh strength to dropouts.
For even young people tire and drop out,
young folk in their prime stumble and fall.
But those who wait upon God get fresh strength. They spread their wings and soar like eagles, They run and don't get tired, they walk and don't lag behind.
So today let us wait. Wait for strength promised. Strength that will come and lift our minds above what so easily drags us down and causes us to stumble and fall and even drop out. Strength that will wrap itself around our hearts....manually restarting the strong steadfast rhythm.
Then we will run this race and not grow weary.
We will ride the heavenly realms with Him.....and He will point out the enemy and with sharp eagle eyes and we will see the enemy and his schemes. And then from heights above we will dive with unbelievable speeds to- by the hand of our God- destroy the schemes of our enemy.
By His Spirit----We will soar!
We will serve the God of Angel armies.