This month I’m speedily traveling through each week, going from one opportunity to the next. I tell people asking me for some time to check back again in April. My calendar is full! Let me just say that when God starts to move with providing opportunities, He definitely moves. I’ve had so many unexpected ways of meeting people in the last few weeks. Praise God! Pray that these opportunities will result in more people joining this tandem journey.
And somewhere in between all of the hustle and bustle I make time to watch (whether live or recorded) my favorite basketball games. Isn’t this a sweet time of year?! Well, at least for all of you college basketball fans!
While I’m cheering for the Cards, God reminds me that He wants me to be more like the eagle. Here’s an excerpt about Isaiah 40:31 from Andrew Murray’s Waiting on God.
You know how the eagles are taught the use of their wings. See yonder cliff rising a thousand feet out of the sea. See high up a ledge on the rock, where there is an eagle’s nest with its treasure of two young eaglets. See the mother bird come and stir up her next, and with her beak push the timid birds over the precipice [sounds like skydiving to me!] See how they flutter and fall and sink toward the depth. . . . And so, she does once and again, each time casting them out over the precipice, and then again taking and carrying them. . . . Yes, the instinct of that eagle mother was God’s gift, a single ray of that love in which the Almighty trains His people to mount as on eagles’ wings.
He stirs up your nest. He disappoints your hopes. He brings down your confidence. He makes you fear and tremble, as all your strength fails, and you feel utterly weary and helpless. And, all the while He is spreading His strong wings for you to rest your weakness on, and offering His everlasting Creator-strength to work in you. And all He asks is that you sink down in your weariness and wait on Him. Allow Him in His Jehovah-strength to carry you as you ride upon the wings of His omnipotence.
I hope this encourages you as it has me! Join me as we sink down in our weariness and wait on not the circumstance, but on our faithful, powerful and mighty God!