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Mount up with wings as eagles,

Run and not be weary...

Walk and not faint...





Last summer, I spent the day
on our local mountains.
It was late in the day,
just before sunset
and the scent of wildflowers
filled the air.

..




The few scattered clouds
in the western sky
were just beginning
to turn that warm orange color
and off in the distance to the east,
a much deeper hue of blue.
As the shapes of
the clouds altered slightly
in the cool evening breeze,
a lone eagle
entered my frame of vision.






Floating effortlessly on a breeze,
the eagle's wings barely moved;
only the very tips
altering to steady his course.
Into my mind ushered
the soothing thoughts:
to be able to mount up
with wings as eagles.






How often I had thought of
this term of power.
Mounting up!
Taking the hill!
Closing the deal!
Building a fortress
of strength in my life!
Climbing the ladder of success!






Yet here this eagle
was soaring without effort.
Not that this eagle
had achieved all
it was supposed
to achieve in life.





Daily this eagle
needed to find food.
Daily this eagle needed to rest.
Daily this eagle
had to survive
the harsh realities of life.






Yet even in the midst of life's trials,
this eagle drifted effortlessly,
seemingly without a care
in the world
on the evening breeze.






God created this eagle to soar!
We are no different,
we are meant to soar!






Perhaps for many of us,
therein lies the problem.
We hate to wait.
We find no peace in it.
or any strength in doing so.






More than any other time in history,
we live in an instant society
- fast food, fast cars,
microwave dinners,
shopping at the click of a mouse.






We over-schedule our day,
overburden our time,
and rush even when there
really is no reason to do so.
Is it a wonder that
the number one
prescription medication
on the market today
is for anxiety?






So today, in this moment,
take a deep breath!
Sit back in your chair
wherever you are
and spend just a few minutes
waiting on God.
Turn all thoughts
toward God who loves you
and created you!






Start with only
a few minutes a day
and build from there.
You will soon begin to find
that this time,
however brief, is the
most precious time of your day!






Why sweat the big stuff
Life is a bowl of cherries.











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