Soar over Fields of Faith: Isaiah 40:31

Day 21/30

"For even young people tire and drop out, young folk in their prime stumble and fall.  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." -Isaiah 40:31 (the Message)

As a pastor, I speak with people all the time who just seem so tired spiritually.  No matter what age, or even how long they've been following Christ, some just get tired.  I see even the young ones, strong and vibrant, stumble and fall.  To be honest, it can be quite draining to be the one people come to for strength and answers.  Man, I don't have any.  But the Holy Spirit of God certainly does!  It is beautiful to see God at work for real in someone's life.

This is why I love nights like last night.  FCA Fields of Faith at Lakeside High School was awesome!  I was volunteering at the registration table for almost 3 hours, greeting students, collecting registrations, and handing out wrist-bands.  Things were moving so fast, that by the time I looked up and could catch my breath, there were over 1,500 students, parents, coaches, and youth pastors assembled on the field.  I was encouraged greatly to hear the words of high school students sharing how God was giving them strength to soar!

My prayer is that every one of you who is spiritually tired... everyone who has stumbled and fell... would turn back to the God who makes such an amazing promise.  May you spread your wings and soar!

A thought from a few years ago: Waiting can make you sore.  We don't like waiting and we don't like to be sore.  But when muscles are sore, there is a good indication that they are growing stronger.  When we wait on God, instead of trying to do it all ourselves, eventually we will spread out our wings and soar like eagles!  You have to be sore before you can soar... and often we have to soar sore for a while as the Holy Spirit makes us stronger.


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