Bird Watching 

I was out today doing the first yard work of Spring when I noticed a large hawk flying overhead. I stopped my work and watched the hawk. The hawk just glided through the air. The hawk’s wings were extended, but he did not flap them; he just soared. 

I then thought about what if we were to glide through life? I don’t mean seeking an easy life, but allowing God and life to take us where they may. Often times we do not realize that we are hawks or eagles, so we go around with a smaller bird mentality. A smaller bird would not have been able to fly as high as that hawk. Also, smaller birds have to keep flapping their wings, which often puts them going against the wind.

Not only had God given us His grace and His Holy Spirit, He has also given us strength beyond measure. We have all gone through difficult circumstances,  but we often look back and wonder how we made it. Hawks and Eagles take off with one big push, which allows them to reserve strength. What if we were able to have the kind of faith where we take off with one big push and not worry about the rest?

“He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength.  They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.” Isaiah 40:29-31 (NIV). 

May God bless you all. 

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