“But those who wait for the Lord shall change and renew their strength and power; they shall lift their wings and mount up as eagles; they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint or become tired."
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I have not had the strength to write. My mother has vascular dementia and has inundated all my time. Prayers are welcome!
I believe God chose to liken us to eagles in order to motivate us so we can rise to our potential in life and so He can encourage us to wait on Him. When success does not come easily, when we find ourselves frustrated and weary in our efforts we can be refreshed by waiting on the Lord.
What does it mean to wait for the Lord? It means growing closer, spending time with him, talking to him, listening for his word, worshiping Him, meditating on his word, and keeping him center court. All while doing this, knowing that he is going to produce something fantastic. One meaning of the word wait is "to be twisted or braided together." If we think about a braid in someone's hair, we realize that the hair is woven together so that we cannot tell where one strand ends and another begins. That is the way God wants us to be in our union with Him. Begin in his presence intimately intertwined and tightly woven together with Him that we are truly one with Him. As we wait on Him, we become more and more like Him.
An intimate relationship with God will strengthen you in the innermost part of your being. It will strengthen your heart: it will carry you through the hard times in your life with a sense of peace and confidence that all is well, no matter what is happening. It will give you the strength to endure tough situations in a way that many of the people around you may not be able to detect even the slightest stress in your life.
When you wait on the Lord by faith, you draw everything you need from Him. he is your refuge, your enabler, your joy, your peace, your righteousness, your hope. He gives you everything you need to live in victory over any circumstance.
This Week's Meditation:
Teach me to "wait on you."
Help me to meditate each day: "Lord forge this relationship so we are braided together."
Teach me to be patient and know you will mentor me. Remind me that prayer motivates me.
Meditate on this for several minutes a day. Allow various thoughts to come into your mind. And realize God has you in his arms always.