WAIT, then SOAR

"They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint." (Isaiah 40:31 KJV)  I love flying. From a ten-seater plane weaving its way through the Andes mountains in Peru, to a mega-powerful jet set up for long-haul flights, I haven’t yet found an aircraft I dislike. However, my pet-hate is airports; I abhor the crowds and the fuss, the inevitable scan and search for weapons of mass destruction like nail-scissors! But, the wait, from check-in, through boarding and take-off has to be the worst, especially when sitting alongside a nervous traveller like my wife. Yet, Isaiah reminds me that waiting is part of the deal. Before I rise to serve Christ, I must wait upon the LORD. Let me ask – are you so keen to run or walk, that you’ve forgotten first of all to be still before God? Remember this – although it takes a huge amount of power to get an aeroplane off the ground and into the air, an eagle simply floats, riding the thermals God sends its way. So, rather than try to do things under your own steam today, wait upon the LORD, catch the wind of His Holy Spirit, and SOAR!