We should take a lesson from the eagle.
Psalm 103:5, the Amplified version says, "Who satisfies your mouth [your necessity and desire at your person age and situation] with good so that your youth, renewed, is like the eagles [strong, overcoming, soaring]!" Isaiah 40:31 says, "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" (Isaiah 40:31).
Eagles overcome storms by utilizing a God given feature in their nature. Eagles can see storms coming from miles away. When they do, they lock their wings into a special socket which forms their wings and their bodies into one solid structure. Their bodies and their wings become one. They then wait for the storm and cease from their labors. They do not run away or hide; neither do they attempt to fly above or away from the storm. They just wait. When the leading edge of the storms winds arrive it lifts them up far above the coming storm. They soar thousands of feet above the earth looking down on the storm. The winds of the storm power them and they are at rest. The eagles wait for the voice that says, "Come up here."
You "wait" for the Lord as you live the overcoming lifestyle. That includes seeking the Word to know what the blood of Jesus did for you, seek the Word and His grace to live a life worthy of who the blood made you to be, and use the Word against your spiritual enemies confessing it against them. "And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death" (Revelation 12:1).
Like a waiter in a restaurant we bring God what He wants. We feed upon the Word until hope arises. We cease from our own labors. We allow the winds of the storm to lift us up closer to God as we hear Him say, "Come up here." Hebrews chapter 4 says you can cease from your own labors and enter into His rest because the Word of God is alive and active on your behalf. The Word of God is Jesus. Jesus is the Word!
However Hebrews 4:11 states that we must be zealous and strive to enter into this rest. "Let us therefore be diligent to enter that rest, lest anyone fall according to the same example of disobedience" (Hebrews 4:11).
Larry Chkoreff November, 2001
(Excerpt from Chapter 5, Junk to Jewels, and the Overcomers Bible study)
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