Flapping or Soaring?

When I was a child growing up, we raised chickens.  I remember when I would go out early in the morning seeing a Bantam rooster, (usually a brightly colored chick about ¼ the size of a regular chicken) just vigorously flapping his wings as though he was going to fly to the moon. Sadly however, he really never got off the ground.  In contrast when Jon and I were in Wyoming we saw the majestic eagle soaring high in the sky above the troubles of this world. Oh, what beauty!

In Isaiah 40:31 we see that God teaches through Isaiah the prophet that His desire is that His children soar as eagles, not just flapping as one trying, but never getting out of the barnyard. In Isaiah 40:26 we see the very first thing that we must do if we are going to soar.  Lift up our eyes on high and see. See what? He, Who has created all things and is strong in power.  In Verse 28 He is the everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the end of the earth, Who does not faint or grow weary; there is no searching of His understanding. Verse 29 reminds us that He is the One that gives power to him who has no might.

In verse 31 our heavenly Father concludes that those who WAIT FOR,  EXPECT,  LOOK FOR, and HOPE in God shall change and renew their strength and 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 weary.

Lord, as my body weakens and life causes weariness at times, I choose now to look up and behold my great and mighty God, so that I too might soar on eagle’s wings by His power and strength.