Soaring An eagle learns to soar by using thermal currents of air. These warm air patterns are created by the surrounding terrain. Hills, mountains and even tree lines give windy gusts opportunity to raise an eagle into the highest altitudes. They will spread their wings and tail feathers and let the wind carry them to new heights. Their six feet of wing span allows them to penetrate the heavens with a minimal amount of effort, then they glide down to catch another upward thermal. Its an amazing sight and soaring like this has given the eagle its regal reputation as the king of the birds.

Wings of Faith: 

When I think of wings, I consider them to be parables of our ability to soar in faith. Faith is a heart condition where we stretch out and reach toward the Lord, while the winds of His Spirit lift us into flight. When we release our faith; we are vigorously exercising the wings that work by love. Believing God’s Promises and trusting in His purposes engage our upward thrust. When we soar, its like we are setting our trust in the Lord and letting Him carry us amidst the surrounding terrain. Our perception is influenced by our altitude.

Soaring Positions Us:

The Lord teaches us through faith; how to rise above difficulties and trials in our life. We learn how to rise high enough to gain His perspective on what is below. Soaring positions us in such a way as to allow our thrust to be quickened by trials rather than hindered by them.

Soaring Transforms Vision: 

Recently, I was praying about the concept of soaring with wings as eagles and I heard the Lord say, “I want you to abide in Me… and soar with Me!” Wow, this took me back for a moment, as I considered what that would do to my routine, my formulas and my perspective. Those weights and burdens would need to be left behind.

Soaring Conserves Energy:

Sometimes I think we try too hard. We fight battles we don’t need to be fighting. When turbulence comes, God has a position for us. Perhaps we need to stretch out our wings, relax and allow God to help us glide on the “wind”. Soaring should remind us that even the wind obeys Him.

2 Responses to “Soaring”

  • Leanne Dorn:

    Ahhhh I like that parable. I raise my arms to the heavens in praise to my Lord and expect to get caught up in the wind of His Spirit. He is faithful.

  • Karen Ratliff:

    I’m with Leanne – raise our arms to be caught in the Spirit!

    Did you know when it rains, most birds head for shelter; the eagle is the only bird that, in order to avoid the rain, starts flying above the clouds.
    As for the eagle’s eyesight that an eagle can probably identify a rabbit moving almost a mile away. That means that an eagle flying at an altitude of 1000 feet over open country could spot prey over an area of almost 3 square miles from a fixed position.

    No wonder God wants us to spread our wings and soar with eagles..

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