Oct 7, 2009

Mount Up!

"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

Eagles are one of the world's most majestic and sought after birds. The characteristics they posssess are unparellel to any other bird in the animal kingdom. Eagles fly at the highest altitude of any bird and they are the only birds that can look directly at the sun and not be blinded by the brightness of its light. Eagles are indeed very special creations. However, they like all birds have a process by which they must learn to fly. When their parent has nurtured them in the security of the nest long enough, they are pushed out of the nest to flap their unsuspecting wings and learn their first lesson in flying. The little eagle stumbles of course, unaware that they have the strength in their wings to pass their flying test. The reassurance that they have unknowingly is that their parent never take their eyes off of them while they are learning to fly. The parent's protective wings will shelter their little eaglet even when they seem to be falling from the nest.

This depiction of the eagle is lovingly similiar to how God deals kindly with his children. He teaches us the lessons of life, instructs us on which direction to go and then we are given the test with his intention that we pass with flying colors. God promises us in Isaiah 40:31 that he would give us strength if we wait on him to lovingly lead us. If we do what we are called to do for him, he will strength "our wings" to fly high and prevail over everything that we face along the journey of life. Is God calling you to "mount up" today? If so, obey him at all costs and your strength will be renewed beyond what you could ever imagine.
Prayer: Lord, thank you for giving me your strength. I stand on your promise that you would renew me to walk through the situations of life. I trust and believe that you are faithful to me and that regardless of what have called me to do, I will not grow weary in it. Thank you for being the source of all strength. -Amen

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