Isaiah 40:31 (NIV)
Those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.
If we want to soar like an eagle we must learn to wait on God.
We live in a fast paced world. Fast food – Fast-forward – Fast lane – HOV lane – Laser lane – Jet plane – TV Dinners – Instant coffee – Instant photos – Instant gratification. We live in the Culture of Now. We want what we want right now. In fact, we want it yesterday.
It is also true that when turbulent winds come in our lives, and we want the Lord to take care of it now. We do not want to wait on the Lord.
But we can take our lead from the eagle.
Eagles do not fly like other birds, flapping their wings profusely and using their own strength. Instead, eagles soar through the sky. The eagle rides the wind and circles higher and higher toward the sky, without effort. They just spread their wings and the wind carries the eagle soaring through the sky.
If the eagle encounters a storm, they set their wings and fly directly toward the storm. The velocity of the wind lifts them safely above the storm. This is what the Scriptures means when it says that believers mount up with wings as eagles.
What can we learn from the eagle?
- The eagle gains power by fling in the updrafts of turbulent winds.
- By fling into the storm it gives him a bigger view because he can get higher.
- The eagle can get to levels where no one else is.
- When the eagle soars it allows the eagle to use less effort to get there – He rides the winds –He doesn’t flutter his wings like a humming-bird.
- The updraft allows the eagle to fly faster with less effort.
The Lord will rise us up above the storms and cares of this world, and lift us above all the problems and attacks of the enemy by the power of the Holy Spirit. Like eagles, we should learn to ride on the current of the Holy Spirit, instead of relying on our own strength.
When we wait on the Lord He will renew our strength.
Psalm 103:5 (NLT)
He fills my life with good things. My youth is renewed like the eagle’s!