This past week I was speaking to the ladies at group and made the comment that we need to be strong….no wimpy chicks allowed! So, I decided to do a little mounting-up, pick yourself up by your bootstraps, dig in and be strong, kind of series.
You see, I know I need to exercise, but my flabby arms still flap around in the wind. And they will continue to do just that until I get off my duff and do something about it. I will remain wimpy until I take the time to do something about it – until I do what I know to do.
So for the next two weeks were going to focus on flexing our spiritual muscles and strengthening our core. We’re going to have a little faith workout! No more excuses – no more whiny, wimpy, excuse-making chicks!
Are you with me? Well, let’s do this thing!
Today, we’ll start with one verse to give some lift to our steps. It’s a familiar verse that calls us to mount up! To rise up! To take flight! To soar above the circumstances! To get caught up in the wind that only God can control and just fly!
Check out how the Amplified gives clarity to this beautiful and fortifying verse:
“But those who wait for the Lord [who expect, look for, and hope in Him] shall change and renew their strength and power; they shall lift their wings and mount up [close to God] as eagles [mount up to the sun]; they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint or become tired.” Isaiah 40:31
What are you waiting for? Who are you expecting to come through for you? Who or what are you placing your hope in?
If it’s not the Lord, then you will remain one wimpy chick!
When you truly wait on/trust in/expect/hope in the Lord, you know who He is – how He relentlessly loves you – you know His plans are good for you – you know His presence is permenant.
Therefore, when you wait upon the Lord, you are trusting Him to fulfill His promises and His will for your life! When you know that, your weary soul finds rest.
Like an eagle who begins its flight in search of a wind tunnel to lift him up – knowing that once he finds it, he will soar, you too should be in search of the Lord’s wind tunnel for your life with the assurance that once you find it (and you will in His time) that you too, sweet friend, will soar!
So strengthen your resolve to keep seeking your next wind tunnel to lift you up! Rest in the Lord and know it’s coming! Mount up on wings like eagles, sweet friend! You can trust Him! And He has not called you to be weak…He has called you to be strong!
What are you waiting for from the Lord? Are you feeling like a wimpy chick in need of a wind tunnel? Do you need to build some spiritual muscles again?