2 - Eagles Rising
27 Does the eagle mount up at your command,
And make her nest on high?
28 On the rock she dwells and resides,
On the crag of the rock and the stronghold.
That's the thing about eagles: they never stay earth-bound, they always rise. They are renown for living at great altitude.
As these verses tell us: they make their nests on the highest rocks and they fly higher than most other birds. They reach places other birds never even attempt to go.
How is this relevant to me? you ask.
There is another verse about the eagle in Isaiah 40 which says this:
31 But those who wait on the Lord Shall renew their strength;
They shall RISE UP with wings like eagles....
It is the will of God for us to "RISE UP with wings like eagles".
That means that God wants us to RISE UP to levels of peace, joy, maturity and godly character that will make us like our Father in heaven and bring Him great glory.
Does that mean that we never go out and achieve great things for God, or that we never face any challenges in life? Quite the contrary.
The Bible tells us that in the life of Lord Jesus here on earth, He learned to RISE UP to new levels of peace, joy and maturity through facing and overcoming His challenges here on earth.
So how do I RISE UP like the Lord Jesus in the midst of my life and its challenges?
I do this by allowing our Father in heaven to work His attitudes into my life, so that I approach life from His upper-altitude view point of peace, joy, maturity and godly character. Some of these attitudes are found in the following verses:
3 Trust in the LORD, and do good; Dwell in the land, and feed on His faithfulness.
4 Delight yourself also in the LORD, And He shall give you the desires of your heart.
5 Commit your way to the LORD, Trust also in Him, And He shall bring it to pass.
6 He shall bring forth your righteousness as the light, And your justice as the noonday.
7 Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for Him; Do not fret because of him who prospers in his way, Because of the man who brings wicked schemes to pass. . .
9 For evildoers shall be cut off; But those who wait on the LORD, They shall inherit the earth. NKJV
Father in heaven, You see that sometimes the approach I have to life and its challenges is not the most glorifying to You, nor progressive for me.
Teach me today and throughout my life, how to deal with my situation Your way, so that I will develop Your peace, joy, maturity and character,
in Jesus' name,
God willing, so we can continue getting wise together!
Meanwhile, have a great day walking with the Lord!