Sunday, May 25, 2008

On The Wings Of Eagles

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.

And then my feet tell me that this is just a dream in my heart.
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.


8 comments:

Mary said...

Sharon,

This is an awesome post. I need some of that strength right now. Be still and listen to the voice of God. That is what I'm going to do.

Blessings,
Mary

MelanieJoy said...

Amen and amen! Great thoughts and reminder Sharon! Have a great day under the blue sky our God gave us today! Love you...

Deb said...

The Joy of the Lord is our strength, Praise Him and get joyful He will do the rest:)
hugs
Deb

Denise said...

Praising God, and resting in His strength.

Denise said...

We are seated in heavenly places with Christ Jesus........ We have entered into our eternity.....We have left death behind and there is coming a day soon I pray that we will take on the characteristics of that eagle..... Maybe HE is giving you a glimpse into what is over the horizon... We will fly!!!!!!!!!!

MelanieJoy said...

Hey Sharon, I have to quote something to you that I read today..."If God makes our lives perfect and we never have to face life's challenges, we have no need for faith. He desires that we rise above the storms of life and learn to soar with eagles who learn to use storms to lift them to new levels." -Joyce Meyer.
It's so good to remember there is a reason behind the challenges and storms....to rise to a new level of faith....

Love ya

luvmy4sons said...

Oh sister. Such lovely, wonderful truths you speak. Such a wonderful vision I caught from your words. They were inspirational. Thank you. I am so enjoying getting a glimpse of this special heart God has given you.

earthlingorgeous said...

Hi Sharon,

Love your header and the passages you wrote in here, very uplifting and inspiring.

I found you on Melissa's blog and comment about the Meme Mondays and I thought you would appreciate this Myers-Brigg test that will give a four letter personality typology of you. It's a fun test I hope you will do it and pass to your friends. See my blog for details and Happy Memorial day. Enjoy the week ahead. God Bless!