A few months ago, my daughter Anna made this for me:
I don’t think she realized that she was communicating to me a message from God. I didn’t even realize it myself until He pointed it out. From His Spirit to my spirit, He conveyed this: “Think about those words. ‘I believe I can fly. I believe I can touch the sky.’ Those are spiritual words from Me to you. You are positioned with Me in heavenly places. In Me, you can soar above the chaos happening below. When you see this artwork, I want you to remember that.”
He whispered it without using English. But that is the meaning that He dropped into my spirit without needing words. Since then, Anna’s gift has been a wonderful visual reminder of my place with Him in the heavenly realm.
This promise is for you, too, my friend. While turmoil is churning in the world around us, we don’t have to stay in the middle of it. We can rise above it on the wind of the Spirit (One of the meanings of Spirit in both Hebrew and Greek is “breath,” or “wind”). He has promised us wings like eagles that can catch this Wind. We need only ask Him to continually train us to use them.
(Isa. 40:31, NLT).
Eaglets do not hatch out of the egg knowing how to fly. They have to learn to do what they were created for. Initially, they take baby steps in this direction. For example, they spread their wings and jump from one branch to another. By practice and imitation of their parents, they gradually acquire the skill.
You were born with wings. If you are not mounting up with them yet, do not disqualify yourself. Eaglets are still eagles, even before they are able to fly. Flight is in your spiritual DNA. You, too, will learn as you set your heart to it.
Trust in the Lord. Hope in Him. Wait on Him. Spend time in His presence. Cultivate intimacy with Him. Watch Him. Imitate Him. Stretch out those wings of yours to catch His wind. Take baby steps practicing. Don’t give up until you are soaring high.
You were created to fly. It’s who you are in Him. Believe it. You can touch the sky.
Has the Holy Spirit used something from your daily environment to encourage you? Or has He used your kids to speak to you? I’d love to hear about it!