Fly Like an Eagle

Fly Like an Eagle-Karina's Thought

A few days ago I received a package from my parents in Hong Kong. And when I opened it, I am somewhat stunned and surprised. A large photo of an eagle! On its photo was written: “Fly Like an Eagle” and below was written a bible verse:

“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” (Isaiah 40:31)

After I put it on the wall of my workroom, I like being hypnotized; I stared deep into the photo and my mind drifted away. I was a bit shocked and immediately aware when my husband suddenly hugged on my shoulder. Then he asked,” Princess, there is something wrong in that photo? Or there is something on your mind?” I smiled and said, “Yes, there is something on my mind”

Talk about an eagle, eagle is fascinating fowl. Have wide wings. Even the widest ever measured was as wide as 2.5 meters (8 feet). Eagles were Famous for its endurance when he flew. Although needed the considerable energy for flapping wings at first, but once he flew, an eagle only put out very low energy. The research results stated that the eagles only take an average of 2 minutes to beat their wings in every hour of flight time. Eagles can fly long without flapping their wings. Eagles can fly to hover in the air (gliding) or fly off (soaring) by utilizing the thermal air / heat that rises on the open mainland. By doing so, he only requires very low energy to be able to fly longer. Not only that, eagles can travel an average distance of 75 to 125 miles. That is the secret of eagles’ power which is capable of flying very high. Eagles will never be tired because he did not have to use much energy to be able to fly for a long time and a long distance.

But, do not think that when the baby eagles are born then they already were so. Eagles are a fragile beast when they were a child so their parent will usually bring them to stay in high peak and train them to fly. The parent would drop the young eagles down and let them screaming before finally practicing flapping their wings. When the young eagles start flapping their wings, their parent was ready to help when they are going to weak and fall and they will rise up and fly became more powerful eagle.

I am thinking deeper. When we are in problems that come repeatedly, we can feel our strength declining both physical and mentally. The weakening of our strength will only make us more helpless in the face of problems that we have. But God’s Word teaches us, that the key to obtain the strength in dealing with various problems is waiting upon the Lord. Waiting upon the Lord means that we continue to hope in the Lord, directing the eyes of our hearts to God, praying to God, reading and meditating on the God’s word, obedient to His commandments and uphold our faith and hope to the God. By keeping our fellowship with God, we will be in a condition that is always waiting on the Lord. The existing problems should not hinder us to still come to worship Him. We must still following God whatever is happening.

When we let go of our hope in God, we will increasingly lose the strength to walk forward. Physical strength and mind that we have is not enough to deal with the entire burden, because we have a limit in our ability. God wants us to be as strong and brave like an eagle. He wants us to continue to train our wings of faith to face and through any life challenges. Winds and storms in our lives will force us to fly and like the parent eagle who keeps an eye on their child learning to fly, God will watching over and will help us so we not be allowed to fall.

The Lord makes firm the steps of the one who delights in him; though he may stumble, he will not fall,
for the Lord upholds him with his hand. (Psalm 37:23-24)

When we come to God and always waiting for Him, we will get the new strength. New strength that God has given will enable us to rise to undergo what is in the front of us. God will give us a new spirit, a new wisdom, a new joy, a new hope, so that we can stand up straight in running this life. Like an eagle who never tired by the time he flew, so it is with us who waiting on the Lord. We will never feel tired because God has given us new strength. We can deal with no matter how hard. We can get out from the various problems. We can undergo existing hardships. We did not even realize that so many miraculous things that we have been through, because God has given us the strength to through it all.

My dear friends, what about us now? Whether we are currently in weak condition, physically and mentally? Do we have so many burdens which slowly but sure undermined our strength and faith?  Are we losing of hope and everything looks like so hard to be lived? This time I would like to encourage you with wonderful Bible verses:

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” (Matthew 11:28-30)

I ask one question. Are there people around us like family or friends who could say like God says in the verse above? Is there anyone who could guarantee by saying: ….And I will give you rest”? No nothing at all. So through these powerful verses we all know and be reminded where we should to go when we are weary and burdened and where we should put our hope.

I am not saying that our lives would become so easy. We will still have problems ahead but we must face it. No mater we like or not, our life still must go on.  Let us continue to direct our hearts and minds to God only. Keep waiting on the God, maintain our relationship with God so that our fellowship with Him getting close and closer day by day. His loving hand is always open for us comes to Him. Continue to train our wings of faith and He will give us a new strength so we can have power and fly high tirelessly like an eagle. Amen.

He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; 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. (Isaiah 40:29-31)

Karina – Living by Faith

Photo credit: Google Images

Related content: http://faithrises.com/2014/05/21/fly-like-an-eagle/

(The image on this post is not original as it was sent by my parents. All the text in the original image was written in Mandarin language)

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43 thoughts on “Fly Like an Eagle

  1. Beautiful and much needed Karina. Confirms what God has spoken into my heart about my neck problem- that He will bear me on eagles wings (Exodus 19:4) and bring me through this with His presence. Blessings sweet friend!

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  2. That was a wonderful post, Karina. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and God’s Word as you responded to the Eagle poster your parents sent you. Just as the Eagle rides on the thermals and exerts little energy to travel may we “be still and know that I am God” and ride the spiritual thermals God provides us to overcome whatever we may be facing! God’s blessings!

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  3. Amen. If you can buy strength, peace, and rest in a store, there would be a line out the door with people trying to purchase these things. God in His mercy and love gives us them for free! Isn’t His love amazing?

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  4. A post in season Karina. I needed this word. In the midst of life there is a tendency to forget we can go to God. When we are weary and weak we can run to God. When we are discouraged we can run to God. A really good post!

    Rolain

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  5. this is about the 4th time I have seen this verse today and just this morning I heard the story of how the mother eagle teaches her young to fly. This was really good and actually I am thinking a very much needed post for me to read today. Thank you it was perfect.

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    • Hi there..thank you so much for reading and commenting my post. .what a timely. .I just spent my time to dive to your blog and I leave comment on one your great post..many blessings to you too..:)

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  6. Reading your thoughts makes me feel empowered and peaceful. Yes I do believe “Physical strength and mind that we have is not enough to deal with the entire burden, because we have a limit in our ability” we need spiritual strength which comes by having faith in God.

    Thank you and regards.

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  7. Karina, that is one of my most favorite verses! I often speak it out loud when my body is not acting right because of the MS. There is a certain healing strength within the living word! Your message resonates beautifully and inspired me this morning! You mother is wonderful, as she sent you one of the most beautiful gifts one can receive gods love in a message from her, like receiving a message in a bottle! But even better for not only did you nourish on Gods love but also your moms love. Your day had to be perfectly beautiful. Thanks for always sharing my sister!

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  8. Thanks Karina for taking us to the depths of the strength and hope that out God gives to the weakling. God is our strength in times of trouble. A very present help. The eagle is a bird which fascinates me so well; but the beauty of of God’s strength and power for the weak and hopeless is beyond fascination
    McDaniels Gyamfi
    http://www.graceology.org

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  9. Hi Karina once more;
    Always appreciate your insights, and eagles are always a good topic. I also like the idea that other birds such as turkeys get frowned upon because they do not soar.

    But doesn’t God want us to be equally useful to Him on the ground? I think so, but there is a special place in the heart of God as to the eagle; for his ‘wings’ speak of such care for His own. 🙂

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    • Hi there..thank you so much for you very useful thought. Once again I got the great lesson from your response. this means a lot for my knowledge and spiritual growth. Once again, thank you very much. Blessings 🙂

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  10. Reblogged this on Freedomborn … Aussie Christian Focus and commented:
    Thank you Karina, this is a wonderful message of God’s assurance that we don’t walk alone and that we will soar Spiritually with Him and we can know too that His promises below are very real too. … Christian Love from both of us – Anne.

    Isaiah 43:1-3 – Do not be afraid, for I have ransomed you. I have called you by name; you are mine. When you go through deep waters and great trouble, I will be with you. When you go through rivers of difficulty, you will not drown! When you walk through the fire of oppression, you will not be burned up; the flames will not consume you. For I am the LORD, your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Saviour.”

    Jeremiah 29 :11-12 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.

    Lamentations 3: 33 For God doth not afflict willingly nor grieve the children of men.

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  11. The story of the Eagle was interesting , I learnt a lot of facts about Eagles. The eagle has only been able to fly , because of the training of its parents . In the spiritual sense , its the same for us God our Heavenly Father has all the lessons for us to know how to be successful in our spiritual lives [ how to fly ] , but he needs us to listen , unfortunately we don’t always want to .? Why ? we think we know it all !
    Blessings
    Ron

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    • Dear Ron
      I am so impressed knew that you was interesting about Eagle. Yes you are absolutely right. Eagle has so many interesting fact. And also so true about our Father in Heaven. He has been provided amazing and great lesson in order to reach successful spiritual lives. And about your opinion at the end. Yes we must admit that oftentimes we don’t want to listen the God’s lesson. Anyway, thank you so much for your great opinion on my post. I accept this as self reminder to alwyas listening God’s word and implement it by our deeds. Thank you and blessings.

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