You were made to fly!
Good morning sweet friends, I was reading Isaiah 40 this morning with this theme of HOPE remaining constant.....those who HOPE in the Lord will soar on wings like eagles. Oh, I love this. Jenny Simmons, who is the former singer of Addison Road, led worship with me last weekend, and she had shirts that said, "What if I jump, and find that I was always meant to fly?" And I wanted to call her this morning and say "Yes, Jenny, Yes! We were all meant to fly...it is right here in Isaiah 40:)" I am so sure she knew this, even used it as her own inspiration, but my personal revelation this morning explained why I love the shirt so much and this heart desire to take a leap! Don't you just want to step off of whatever is holding you back today? To leap out in to new ground releasing fear, and find that you were meant to fly?
As I have grown to love the word of God, I have found hidden treasures or what one may call revelations. I so enjoy decoding or looking for what could be the hidden "secret" or my own personal love note from each passage. I am having so much fun sitting with the book of Esther right now that I can hardly stand it. I know that sounds like a fruitcake, but it is so real to have a thirst and hunger and desire to encounter the word of God....it is life and truth and freedom.
Several women told me last week that God was disappointed that they didn't read the Bible more, and the question arose as they spoke this does He really care? The truth is that God wants you to know Him...know and love me....He also wants you free, and I just don't think it is possible without His Word. I can say that seasons of my life the word was like an oxygen tank and without it I would have drowned. I can say that seasons of my life and even now I use it to battle thoughts in my mind, by exchanging what I hear with what He says. I know in seasons of storms I drew it like a sword, but to say He is disappointed....not that you aren't reading it, but that you are missing Him or that you are still captive despite the cross or that you haven't yet experienced His love perhaps?
With this in mind, I challenged the ladies from the weekend to take 5 verses to start seeking the heart of God through those verses. One of those verses was Isaiah 40:
Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom. 29 He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. 30 Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; 31 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.
The revelation for me today was this......Hope is your divine medicine. I loved Mary Poppins as a child, and I still hear her singing, "A spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down." And I feel Him saying, Hope is like my sugar.....the sweetness that covers the weariness of your soul! He says to me that He is never weary and He understands more than we can fathom. Sweet friends, someone needs to get that He understands today. He understands. He is not the deliver of weariness but of strength. He says all get weary even youth, but not those who HOPE in Him for they will soar on wings like eagles.
I pray today that you take up HOPE! Where you have been and what you have done, and holding on to promises not yet met with anxiety and despair will keep you in a pit, so if you are ready to get out and ready to taste life in a higher place put on some HOPE this morning. You were made to fly!
I love you all. Be so blessed today! Lord bring them all favor! Bring back those dreams and promises and let them see that you are good and faithful and your timing perfect!
Seek. Love. Follow. In His Wings, Ro