Sep. 15, 2013
TO SOAR AS EAGLE’S!!!
As Christians who are seeking to be in God’s pure and holy kingdom. We can learn a lot from the eagle. An eagle knows when a storm is approaching long before it breaks. The eagle will fly to some high spot and wait for the winds to come. When the storm hits, it sets its wings so that the wind will pick it up and lift it above the storm.
While defining A storm, as a violent disturbance of the atmosphere with strong winds and usually rain, thunder, lightning, or snow. As the storm rages below, the eagle is soaring above it. The eagle does not escape the storm. It simply uses the storm to lift it higher. It rises on the winds that bring the storm.
And like the eagle when the storms of life comes to us, we too can rise above it, by setting our faith and mind toward our heavenly Father. because only our faith will enable us to ride out the winds that bring about sickness, tragedy, and the disappointments of life in A world where Satan’s only goal is to stretched our faith to A limit.
A limit, where we give up, and no longer recognize the grace and mercy of A God who gave it all for us on Calvary. But it is at this time in our life when we have to weather the storm, while understanding that true peace, and hope, does not come when the raging storm becomes calm, and the temperous waves subsides enough for us to say.
“If it was not for the Lord on my side where would I be.” But real peace, and hope, comes when in the middle of the storm, and when the raging waves seems to be taking control, you can find rest in the loving arms of Jesus, as you face the storm head on, and rise above it, knowing that your God is always there.
The Bible says, “Those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles.” Isaiah 40:31 Also in Joshua 1:9 it also tells us “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”
But we must be willing to say, God, I can’t figure out what is happening in my life, in fact I will not even try to, I’m just going to trust You to give me a vision that will allow me to rest in your arms as I ride out this storm, and no matter what happens in my life on this earth, if I remained focused on the saving grace of A loving Savior.
If I remain focused on knowing that God is allowing this storm in my life, only to prepare me for another storm, that I am not quite ready for. Then victory and Eternal life is mine. So today my friends, MY FAITH AND GOD’S WORD TELLS ME TO HOLD ON. As I rest in the loving arms of Jesus and each day, as my faith is strengthened.
My God will complete what he has started in each of us. For in Phil 1:6 Paul tells us being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus. So my friends Today, just accept God’s plan for your life as you rest in his presence.
While allowing the storms of life to prepare your Character for eternity. And then and only then can we experience total peace and happiness as the storm rages on. As you repeat these words today.
Master, the tempest is raging! The billows are tossing high! The sky is o’ershadowed with blackness, No shelter or help is nigh; Carest Thou not that we perish? How canst Thou lie asleep, When each moment so madly is threat’ning A grave in the angry deep? The winds and the waves shall obey Thy will, Peace, be still! Whether the wrath of the storm-tossed sea, Or demons or men, or whatever it be, No waters can swallow the ship where lies The Master of ocean, and earth, and skies; They all shall sweetly obey Thy will, Peace, be still! Peace, be still! They all shall sweetly obey Thy will, Peace, peace, be still. Master, with anguish of spirit I bow in my grief today; The depths of my sad heart are troubled Oh, waken and save, I pray. Torrents of sin and of anguish Sweep o’er my sinking soul; And I perish! I perish! dear Master Oh, hasten, and take control. Master, the terror is over, The elements sweetly rest; Earth’s sun in the calm lake is mirrored, And heaven’s within my breast; Linger, O blessed Redeemer! Leave me alone no more; And with joy I shall make the blest harbor, And rest on the blissful shore.
So my friends today. Stay focused, remain faithful, love one another and endure till the end and never forget to STUDY&PRAY