Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Soaring

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Did you know that an eagle knows when a storm is approaching long before it breaks?

The eagle will fly to some high spot and wait for the winds to come. When the storm hits, the eagle sets its wings so that the wind will pick it up and lift it above the storm.

 While the storm rages below, the eagle is soaring above it.

 

The eagle does not escape the storm. It simply uses the storm to lift it higher.

It rises on the winds that bring the storm. When the storms of life come upon us-and all of us will experience them-we can rise above them by setting our minds and our belief toward God.

The storms do not have to overcome us. We can allow God's power to lift us above them.


God enables us to ride the winds of the storm that bring sickness, tragedy, failure, and disappointment in our lives.

We can soar above the storm.

Remember, it is not the burdens of life that weigh us down, it is how we handle them.

 

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33 comments:

lori said...

ohhhhh girlfiend! THIS is so perfectly timed!! What a great reflection! I can't wait to share it with Hayden today...he LOVES eagles!

How are you feeling???

Hugs to you and virtual chicken soup sent your way:)

love you!!

lori

Denise said...

So comforting.

Denise said...

So comforting.

Dawn ~ BJSMomma said...

I love this truth. I have heard it before, and it was what I needed to hear today! I have been thinking about you and praying for you....I love love love those little faces on the top of your header....so sweet!

Have a Happy Day!
Love,
Dawn

christinnjon said...

Oh wow, I never knew that and that sure does put it into a new light! Thank you so much for sharing!

hip chick said...

this was one of the first verses that ever jumped off the page at me.

Cathy said...

So very beautiful, and thank you for those thoughts about the eagle, wonderful words!

Joyfull said...

Beautiful picture and encouraging post. Thanks for sharing and blessing us with God's Word today.

Elizabeth Mahlou said...

Indeed. As they say, you cannot choose what happens to you, but you *can* choose how you react to it.

Chelle said...

That confirms it, i want to be an eagle.

Sarah Dawn said...

Delighted to meet you! I found you via WFW. Such a joy to be splashed in God's word by you.

Blessing for your day,
Sarah Dawn

Runner Mom said...

Susan, this is what I needed to hear today! Thanks so much!

I hopped down and read your Friday post...that was the funniest email! Loved it!!

Enjoy this beautiful day!!
Hugs,
Susan

Tea With Tiffany said...

What an encouraging post! I receive every word by faith. Amen.

Hope you are well, Susan. I think of you often.

Love you

Laurie said...

Hi Susan,
Great post. It made me wonder about us... do we know when a storm is coming like the eagle? God has always prepared my heart for major challenges/trials and I am comforted by the reminder that we can rise above them unto Him!
Thanks and blessings, Laurie
(I suppose His Word prepares us as well.) Still pondering...

Peggy said...

Blessings sweet Susan...thank you for this EAGLE SOARING POST of my favorite verse and now you tell me this...(lol) after the storm passed.
What's aMazing is that I had posted this verse with an eagle collage at the end of August, not knowing it was God...sending me this image & verse ahead of my hurricane & now I see why! Others shared this verse today as well...must mean there are storms brewing! I'm so thankful that Our Lord's power lifts us above the storm & He protects us when we call on Him! Whatever the storm...let's soar above on eagle's wings!

(are you sick? per lori's comment sending you 'virtual' soup, I'm sending prayers to cover & heal you speedily in Jesus'Name) Thanks for your double visits both to MISSIONS & aMazing Grace!

Faith said...

This totally ministered to me today..I wish you could know just how very much!
Bless you for this....I REALLY needed to hear this.
hugs, Faith

LivingforGod said...

Thanks for sharing this. Such an encouraging WFW!

Sheryl said...

oh wow - is this good!! i want to be like that eagle and soar above my problems. i want my problems to lift me up.

i've always loved the story of the eagle.

hope you are feeling better today.

Jean Stockdale said...

WOnderful insight on a wonderful verse. I have always loved that verse and the truth it conveys.

I would like to invite you to join me for my on-line Bible study on the book of Ephesians entitled High Stepping for Heavenly Places. We will begin the study on Sept. 24th. You can get details on my blog at http://jeanstockdale.typepad.com.
My study for MOMMAS is non-denominational and designed to help MOMS of toddlers, tweens, teens, and all the way through turning 'em loose! You will be able to view my 45 minute lectures on-line, as well as download my PODCASTS at no cost. My workbook styled book is available at www.jeanstockdale.com for $15.00 but this is optional and not required to participate. Homework and on-line discussion will be a part of this study which will provide accountability, small group interaction with other MOMS, and tons of Biblical truth peppered with sanctified humor and personal illustrations. I would be honored to be able to invest in your life and bless your family as you develop the fine art of Christian mothering. Blessings.

Jean Stockdale said...

I meant to tell you that we did enjoy our day trip to New Orleans. I love to see the old architecture and photograph it. And the food is fabulous although Mike Anderson's was closed. We strolled around and drove though the Garden District before heading back to Memphis. Blessings. And I hope you will join in on 5 Things Friday.

Lisa said...

Interesting thoughts on the eagle. This is one of my favorite verses!

~ Being Woven said...

Yes, indeed, Susan. Thank you for sharing this verse today and your words as well.
May you soar.
~ linda

e-Mom said...

Amazing image, and so true! We can soar above it all with Jesus. :~D

ellen b. said...

I always love this reminder. Blessings on you and yours...

pia_go2002 said...

beautiful! great reminder.

We can soar above the storm. --- yes, we can!

Beyond Motehrhood said...

How I love this verse and we chose the same verse. What a coincident! Blessings!

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

I sure have had some storms when I would have preferred a higher perch! Here's hoping to soar because of the storms when they arrive.

Great thoughts, Susan. I just love capturing some nuggets of truth in such a simple analogy.

peace~elaine

Alicia said...

Hi Susan!!

Thank you for those encouraging words! So perfect for the morning I had today!!

And I love your header! So precious!

onlinemommy said...

Very wonderful sharing. Thank you.

God Bless!

Warren Baldwin said...

"The eagle does not escape the storm. It simply uses the storm to lift it higher."

That is a powerful image, and a very helpful one.

Lynn said...

Praying right now!
Psalms 27:13-14 I had fainted, unless I had believed to see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living. Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the LORD.
Prayer Bears
My email address

alihsee said...

I love this verse, every time I see it! Thank you for sharing & happy (late) WFW :)

Lisa said...

I love the visualization you have given of the eagle soaring above the storm - using the storm to lift it higher!

You've given me something to remember!
Blessings ~ Lisa