Eagle is a common name for some members of the bird family accipitridae; it belongs to several genres that are not necessarily closely related to each other; Eagles are admired the world over as living symbols of power, freedom, and transcendence. Most of the sixty species of eagles are from Eurasia and Africa. Outside this area, just eleven species can be found – two species (the bald eagle and golden eagle) in the United States and Canada, nine species in Central America and South America, and three species in Australia.
To soar, an eagle needs a headwind; therefore we need to know the following in order to soar like an eagle:
God Helps Us Soar Like an Eagle
When God says that we can soar on wings like an eagle, He is not suggesting that we attempt unassisted aerials. He wants us to soar spiritually in our daily walk with Him.
“But those who trust in the LORD will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint.”
Waiting on the Lord for renewed strength is often difficult. In the midst of hardships, the concept of soaring above them can seem impossible. Without God’s help, it is. He reminded me, though, that all birds, even eagles, must learn to fly.
With His help, we can learn to soar
1. We Must Face the Headwinds
“Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil for You are with me” Psalm 23:4
Storms and difficulties are like headwinds that blow in upon our lives, sometimes with gale-forced strength. As eagles face headwinds, we must learn to face ours head-on, knowing that God is with us as we do.
2. We Must Rest on God’s Strength
“…Be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might” – Ephesians 6:10
Although we do not have literal wings, we can rest upon God. He stretched out His arms on the cross to conquer the gravitational pull of sin’s curse on our behalf. We can rest secure in the shadow of His wings, knowing His arms are capable of lifting us up above any problem we face.
3. We Must Let God Lift Us
“Humble yourselves before the Lord, and He will lift you up” – James 4:10
Just as lift results from air pressure changes, God lifts us by changing our perspective in the storm, and reversing the dynamics of our situations for good. Rather than allowing the pressures of our problems to sink us, we can trust in God, who is greater. With His power and love under-girding us, we can with renewed hope and courage rise up, even when things look their bleakest.
4. We Must Allow God To Sustain Us
“Surely God is my help; the Lord is the one who sustains me” – Psalm 54:4
Just as an eagle needs the assistance of air currents and winds to maintain altitude, we need God’s help to continue soaring. With the wind of His Spirit in us, and the warmth of His love surrounding us, we can rise above any problem. We can soar.
Rather than grovel in the dust of your problems, wouldn’t you rather soar above them with God
IN YHIS BOOK, YOU WILL LEARN
FACTS ABOUT EAGLES
LESSONS TO LEARN FROM THE LIFE OF AN EAGLE
PRINCIPLES OF AN EAGLE
7 POWERFUL LIFE LESSONS FROM THE EAGLE
HOW TO BE AN EAGLE CHRISTIAN
THE EAGLE ANALOGY AND OUR CHRISTIAN WALK
GOD AS OUR MOTHER EAGLE
DIFFRENT BIBLE VERSION WHERE GOD COMPARED HIMSELF TO EAGLE
STIRRING THE NEST: AN EAGLE’S LESSON ON GOD’S LOVE
HOW TO SOAR LIKE AN EAGLE WITH GOD
QUOTES ON EAGLES
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