the majesty of the eagle returning to its perch
The verse that is upon my heart is in Proverbs…
6 For the LORD giveth wisdom: out of his mouth cometh knowledge and understanding.
7 He layeth up sound wisdom for the righteous: he is a buckler to them that walk uprightly.
8 He keepeth the paths of judgment, and preserveth the way of his saints.
9 Then shalt thou understand righteousness, and judgment, and equity; yea, every good path. 10 When wisdom entereth into thine heart, and knowledge is pleasant unto thy soul; 11 Discretion shall preserve thee, understanding shall keep thee: 12 To deliver thee from the way of the evil man, from the man that speaketh froward things; 13 Who leave the paths of uprightness, to walk in the ways of darkness;KJV
The Lord tells us that if we ask for wisdom– He gives it freely to us.
5 If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him. 6 But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed.KJV
Lately my faith has been tried and trampled upon. And I have allowed it. I have succombed to the strength of the world and not put my strength in Christ. The outcome has been disasterous–freaking out about my health–financial tumults–and the peace of God not in our home or my heart.
I have allowed faith to falter rather than placing my hope in Christ. Because of this–everything seems to have begun to crumble around me and fear set in deeply–I was basically a complete wreak all week. It only makes me increasingly more appreciate my husband and his patience with me…thank you Lord for putting such a wonderful man in my life 🙂
Last night I had a dream about an eagle and through the dream the Lord has allowed me to see where my foot slipped and how I embraced fear which then caused His peace to leave my heart. I am so glad that the Lord chastens those whom He loves. And so now it is time for me to not allow fear to set in because of circumstances, but to hope in God as the psalmist says…
5 Why are you cast down, O my soul?And why are you disquieted within me?Hope in God, for I shall yet praise Him For the help of His countenance.6 O my God, my soul is cast down within me;Therefore I will remember You from the land of the Jordan,And from the heights of Hermon,From the Hill Mizar.7 Deep calls unto deep at the noise of Your waterfalls;All Your waves and billows have gone over me.8 The LORD will command His lovingkindness in the daytime,And in the night His song shall be with me –A prayer to the God of my life. NKJV
Amy Carmichael says,
If I wonder why something trying is allowed, and press for prayer that it may be removed; if I cannot be trusted with any disappointment, and cannot go on in peace under any mystery, then I know nothing of Calvary love.
So back to the top with the verse that is on my heart this day…”For the Lord gives wisdom–out of His mouth comes knowledge and understanding.”
Psalms 1:1-3Blessed is the man Who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly,Nor stands in the path of sinners,Nor sits in the seat of the scornful;2 But his delight is in the law of the LORD,And in His law he meditates day and night.3 He shall be like a tree Planted by the rivers of water,That brings forth its fruit in its season,Whose leaf also shall not wither;And whatever he does shall prosper.NKJV
ah, the law of the Lord–may it be upon my heart each day and night–to be as a tree that flourishes it’s leaf even in winter time…to have your law as a tablet upon my heart…to know wisdom and understanding and love your peace…even when the waves crash upon the shore desiring to swallow me up–I will stand with my face set as flint upon You oh God–for You are the Creator of all… that the eagle would return to it’s place inn You…having our feet shod with the Gospel of peace…