Have you ever been in a season of waiting on the Lord? Waiting, waiting, and more waiting? Recently, the Lord reminded me that I need to wait on Him more. A few weeks ago, right before I was going to bed, He spoke to my spirit “Isaiah 40:31.” It reads, “But those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.” I need renewed strength. We all need renewed strength. Life’s journey can be tough at times. I love how God speaks! The very next day after He spoke Isaiah 40:31 to my spirit, I received an email about what happens to an eagle as he gets older. I was so enlightened and amazed at why God used the eagle in that scripture to teach us about waiting. I thought I would share it with you also.
“As an eagle gets older, their beak forms a crust and they lose their strength. They then fly to a high mountain and hide in the cleft of a rock where they peck at the rock until the crust falls off. They also lose their head feathers and grow new feathers. After the crust is removed and they have new feathers, their strength is renewed.”
There are key words and definitions pertaining to Isaiah 40:31.
Eagle = Has sharp vision and powerful wings
Wait = To remain until something expected takes place, to be ready
Renew = To make new or refresh again, to re-establish, to resume, to put in a fresh supply of
Strength = The state or quality of being strong, toughness, durability, the power to resist attack!
Mount = To climb, to ascend
Have you been waiting on the Lord? Waiting in His presence with His Word at your feet? “Your Word is a lamp to my feet, and a light to my path.” ~ Psalm 119:105. Waiting expectantly until something takes place? Or did you grow weary in the waiting? The enemy desires to weary you in the waiting so that you will not gain your strength back and be a threat to him and his attacks. We must remain, waiting in His presence and expect something to take place, something you desire and long for, something the Lord wants to accomplish in your life. Waiting determines your outcome. The more you wait, the stronger you will get. The stronger you get, the higher you will ascend. The higher you ascend, the more you will be able to soar above those “crusty” things that would try to hold you down.
I think the majority of us had dreams we could fly when we were little children. Such an awesome feeling to ride above earth’s atmosphere! This is what God has provided for us in the supernatural realm. Isaiah 40:31 states it plainly. We wait… we renew our strength. We wait…we run and not get weary. We wait…we walk and not faint. Our society has succumbed to a “drive-thru” mentality that has even crossed over into the spiritual realm. We want what we want and we want it fast! God is so smart. He created the incubation process a mother goes through to teach us about waiting. Nine months is a long time to wait to give birth to a miracle! Each one of us has been incubated in the ‘womb of time.’ It is God’s time table, not ours. It is a specific waiting period designed by God to suit our individual purpose in the growth process.
God is imploring us to come before Him, sit at His feet, and wait in His presence. As we continue to wait in the cleft of the rock, which is Christ Jesus, He makes us new and refreshed, re-establishing our way. It’s an ancient pathway that has been traveled upon by many feet. It is a walk of faith, a walk of victory, a walk of renewed strength just like the eagle.
Would you like to join me at the feet of Jesus today? Waiting is not a negative, it is a positive. You might just be surprised what He whispers to your spirit while you wait. Ready? Here we go…Deep breath…inhale, exhale the life changing presence of God! Psalm 27:14, “Wait (wait in faith) on the Lord; be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart, wait, I say, on the Lord!”