Tuesday, July 21, 2009

The Lord Strengthens us like the Eagle

Isaiah 40:31

“Yet those who wait for the LORD
Will gain new strength;
They will mount up with wings like eagles,
They will run and not get tired,
They will walk and not become weary. (NASB)

It is my hope in God that keeps me steadfast on my journey of faith. While I wait for my journey to advance I have this joy within my heart, this knowledge that Almighty God loves me and has a plan for my life. (Jeremiah 29:11). And now and then he speaks about that journey, he plants a word in my spirit and that word becomes a signpost, a degree of knowledge that guides me step-by-step toward my future.

When I was young God spoke deeply to my Spirit. He told me that I would lead many people to the glory of God. I have sensed this call on my life since I was young. I have not always chosen to walk that ancient path, yet it has only been when I have walked God’s path that I have truly been satisfied in my life. Now I can honestly say that all else pales in comparison to the goal of obtaining Christ and sharing Him with the world around me.

It is this hope that I have in Christ that renews my strength like the eagles. As I have meditated and waited upon the Lord I have gained such energy in my life. The sadness that once was a signpost of my life is now gone and what remains is a deep inner peace and gladness of Spirit.

Many have come from all around to see this joy within me and many more will come to see it as well, because a man or woman who has the glory of God inside of them becomes a beacon of hope to the world.

I have not always been at peace and truly there are days that I still have to go deep in prayer to gain the peace that I desire, but each time it gets easier - I go deeper into God and He goes deeper into me. He cleanses the parts of me that need cleansing, he sweeps the dirty floors of my life as I cry Holy, Holy, Holy is the Lord God almighty. He comes as I worship and he ministers to my brokenness. Alleluia to the Lamb!

In this place of worshipping the King of Kings my Spirit is renewed. I am strengthened. There have been many times when all I have done is worship God and that has broken down the wall between Him and I. Worship has a way of lifting the soul to heaven. It has a way of breaking strongholds over our lives and over the lives of those we share time with. It is not always easy to worship. Sometimes the self gets in the way. Sometimes I think too much of what my neighbor thinks, but when I forget myself, and those around me and concentrate fully on God such freedom comes, such liberty. Truly he who the son sets free is free indeed (John 8:38).

To me this is what in means to wait on God and to fly like the eagle.

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