De woestijn zal bloeien als een roos

Soar like an Eagle

"Soar Like an Eagle"

Did you know that 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 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. When the storms of life come
upon us - and all of us will experience them - we can
rise above them by setting our minds and our belief
toward God. The storms do not have to overcome us. We
can allow God's power to lift us above them.
    
God enables us to ride the winds of the storm that
bring sickness, tragedy, failure and  disappointment
in our lives. We can soar above the storm.

Remember, if we are really honest to ourselves,
it is not the burdens of life that weigh us 
down, it is how we handle them.

-Unknown- 

 

The Bible speaks the same thing in:


Isaiah 40:31, But 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. God bless you.


Ephesians 1:3 (KJV) Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ:


Ephesians 2:6 (KJV) And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus:

 

The eagle

 

 

As storms approach, lesser fowl head for cover, 
but the mighty eagle spreads his wings
and with a great cry mounts upon the powerful updrafts,
soaring to heights of glory. The eagle soars 
effortlessly, letting the wind carry
him where other fowl beat with 
frantic wings to stay aloft.
In spite of the winds, thunder, and
lightning, the eagle seems to know instinctively
where there is safety in the midst of a storm ----
Similarly, the Christian sees
behind the storm ---- the winds of the Holy Spirit ----
and rises on wings of faith to rest
in God's carrying power far above
harm and destruction. He moves
not by striving, but by restfully abiding.
He trusts in the soaring current of God's 
love...the Lord Himself bearing him up.
Just as the eagle knows how to catch
the rising flow of life through his knowledge of the 
currents, the one in Christ knows his faithful God
and experiences this life by trusting and waiting.

When the eagle's mighty wing feathers become heavy with oil and dirt and his beak and talons become calcified and brittle, he  retires to a hiding place in a cave or rock out of reach of 
predators and experiences a period of renewal. With his great beak he pulls out his might wing feathers one by one,
then he extracts each claw. Finally, he begins
to smash his beak against the rocks, until it too is gone. Left defenseless, this  peerless, unique bird waits patiently until beak, talons, and  feathers have regrown, emerging in his renewed condition stronger than before----Every new creature in Christ experiences renewal as he lays aside those things inconsistent with the life  of faith. As he stands bare before the Lord, stripped of all  that would keep him from leaning on Him alone, his strength is restored.

The eagle is known for its ferocity, yet no member of the bird family is more gentle and attentive to its young. At just the 
right time, the mother eagle begins to teach her eaglets how to 
fly. She gathers an eaglet onto her back and, spreading her 
wings, flies high. Suddenly she swoops out from under the eaglet and as it falls, it gradually learns what its wings are for 
until the mother catches it once again on her wings. Sometimes, the eaglet learns on the first try, but if not, the process is 
repeated many times. If the young is slow to learn or cowardly,
she returns him to the nest, and begins to tear her nest apart, 
until there is nothing left for the eaglet to cling to. 
Then she nudges him off the cliff----Those in Christ learn to depend on the faithful Father, knowing that underneath are His arms ready to bear His children up, to support and carry them through all of life's storms. 

Just as this matchless bird has been given eyes that can see from a  great distance and can look directly into the sun and not be  blinded, Christians are given spiritual eyes to see from afar;  gifts of counsel, insight and vision are theirs. When others see  only problems and turn their eyes to circumstances, those in  Christ see beyond to the joy set before them and endure whatever cross must be borne. They see by the Spirit into the 
very depths of God, seeing in His nature the answer to all things. 

"They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength, they shall
mount up with wings of eagles; they shall run, and not be
weary; and they shall walk; and not faint." (Isaiah 40:31)

By: Betty Spooner 

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