How to Soar With Wings of Eagles Toward a Hard Task

how to soar like an eagle

by Nan Jones

The sheer rock face rose high above the blue and purple layers of the mountain range. Morning mist blanketed the valleys below and followed the river that flowed like a ribbon rippling in the wind. I thought about my God — my Father Whom I adore — and I thought about the task before me that was so much bigger than me.

On The Wings of Eagles

I noticed on the highest shelf among the boulders and rocky crag, an eagle’s nest spread its wooden tarp of twigs, thorns, moss, and feathers. A fledgling stretched his wings, hopping from twig to twig, flapping earnestly in preparation to soar while the parents perched nearby.

Fear seemed to grip the young eagle and he plopped back into the security of the nest.

how to soar with the wings of eagles

But momma knew the time to fly was now.

She nudged her baby to the edge of the nest, and with a gentle prod, pushed him into the vast domain with nothing but air to support his wings. The young bird dropped from the cliff, squawking with terrifying protest.

The father eagle swooped down beneath him with majestic wings spread wide. The fledgling rested on the strong back of its father who soared to the top of the cliff and repeated the process.

As the young bird took flight, the parents flew in small circles with their little one imitating them. As the fledgling became exhausted, the father would once again swoop beneath him to give him a resting place. The circles of flight became larger and larger, always rising towards the sun in an ascending spiral …

Always rising towards the sun in an ascending spiral.

How to soar on the wings of eagles

I want to believe my life reflects this same image as I learn to trust the Lord, step out of the nest with nothing but His breath to support my wings. I want to believe that, in my attempts to ascend, He swoops beneath me and allows me to rest upon His expanded wings when I become too weary or too exhausted to continue on my own.

I want to believe.

And most days I do.

But there are always those days in which I falter, when I find myself falling through the air, squawking with terrifying protest — those days when life is coming at me fast and hard, and I have no sense of control.

Ahhh. That’s it, isn’t it? The lack of control.

Do I Believe God … Or Not?

This begs the question: Do I believe God … or not? Do I trust God … or not? There can be no in-between — either He is Lord of my life, or He’s not.

how to soar on the wings of eagles

“As an eagle stirs up its nest, hovers over its young, spreading out its wings, taking them up, carrying them on its wings, so the Lord alone led Israel.” “I bore you on eagles’ wings and brought you to Myself. Now therefore, if you will indeed obey My voice and keep my covenant, then you shall be a special treasure to Me above all people; for all the earth is Mine.”~ Deuteronomy 32:11 and Exodus19:4-5

So, on those days in which I falter, when I find myself falling through the air, squawking with terrifying protest — those days when life is coming at me fast and hard, and I have no sense of control — I will remember that I am my Father’s special treasure, and He wants me to fly.

I will remember that on the heights of the wind I will soar with Him.

Nan Jones

Nan Jones is an author/speaker who uses the words of her heart to assist fellow Christians in discovering the Presence of God in their darkest hour. She has been published in several anthologies as well as the online inspirational sites Christian Devotions, and Inspire a Fire where she is a monthly contributor. She is also a monthly contributor to PW Connections, a blog and forum to encourage pastors' wives. Nan has had the honor of being featured as a guest blogger on several sites. She is thrilled to announce her debut book, The Perils of a Pastor's Wife released June 30, 2015 by Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas. This memoir was a 2016 Selah finalist. When Nan isn't writing, she enjoys leading prayer retreats, bible studies or sharing God’s love as keynote speaker for special events. She is becoming known by her brand: "Even so, I walk in the Presence of the Lord" as she teaches her audience to go beyond the veil to find God's Presence. You may visit Nan at her website: Nan has also created a facebook community page, Seeing Beyond The Veil, to provide a place for folks to go and get away from the chaos for a few moments and focus on Jesus through scripture, worship, testimony, and inspirational quotes. For personal communication you may email Nan at The Perils of a Pastor's Wife is available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and LPC Bookstore

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  1. Nan, what a beautiful image and post! When we look up to our Father, we will soar on the wings of an eagle!

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