SECOND WIND

 

Isaiah 40:31     But those who wait upon God get fresh strength.  They spread their wings and soar like eagles, They run and don’t get tired, they walk and don’t lag behind.

 

 

“This is boring!” Edem thought.  They had been sitting still for hours and all he had seen were pigeons.  He felt a quick sharp pain in his mid-section as Setor nudged him, “look to the left!”  He could barely see it at first, but soon the speck in the sky formed a majestic eagle dipping and soaring through the heavens.  Edem was captivated by the eagle’s movements and realised a pattern.  The bird wasn’t flapping his wings as vigorously like other birds; instead it flew a bit then seemed to stop entirely whilst mid-air.  Then it would start to rise and soon it was soaring high above anything else in the sky.  Edem wondered what gave the bird the strength and energy to do such feats when others found perches to rest.  Setor explained that eagles would pause and then ride on air currents which gave them that needed lift and a second wind with a burst of energy.
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You have two options in life.  Fight your way through everything and in the process wear yourself out. Or you could wait of God and breeze through all the things meant to frustrate you.  A lot of people think waiting is a waste of time, but it can actually be a period of preparation.  The point though is that having God in the mix makes all the difference.

Imagine you have exams.  You could choose to cram the night before or ask for wisdom and make a study plan ahead of the date.  One sees you walk confidently into the examination hall knowing you’re well prepared and rested, whilst the other has you rushing in with bags under your eyes and a desperate hope you covered everything.  Ride the current with God and see the difference it makes in your life.
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Think About This

The Bible talks quite a bit about the strengths of the eagle.  If you want to read up a bit more about that check out this link; http://church-of-yehovah.org/eagleway.htm

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Prayer

Dear Lord,

Please teach me to be patient and rely on you no matter what it is I’m doing and however long its taking.  Remind me that if I trust You, I’ll receive my second wind.  In Jesus name I pray.  Amen

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