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Summary: Those that wait on the Lord will renew their strength.

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Eagle’s Strength

Psalm 27: 13 -14 –

Fainted – Overwhelmed, done in, given up, to tire as

from wearisome flight

Goodness – God’s ability to make things go well

Wait – To bind together by twisting

Isaiah 40:28 –31 –

Quick Summary

Verse 28 – God doesn’t get weary (gasp or get

exhausted, short of breath, worn out)

neither does he faint

Verse 29 – He gives power (force, ability, power,

Chameleon), He increases (enlarges, give an

abundance of) strength to those who have no

might (ability or power)

Verse 30 – Even the strongest among us will get –

He equates the strongest among us to the strength that comes from youth, the tireless or endless source of energy of a child or young man. Example of gym class and the students doing the Presidential Challenge for Physical Fitness the mile run.

 Weary - run out of breath to the point of

exhaustion

 Faint – tire from the wearisome flight

 Utterly Fall- totter or waver through the

weakness of the legs especially

the ankles, to stumble or fall.

The Remedy – Verse 31

Wait – To bind together by twisting

Renew – Pass on

Slide by

Change

Mount – Ascend up

To climb

Dawn like the sun rising on a new day

Walk – To carry, to bear

When we come to that place of growing weary, fainting and giving up God has provided us with a means and an example of renewing or changing our present condition. Study the eagle and we will understand the process of changing or being renewed.

THE EAGLE

Character Traits of an Eagle – Characteristics we derive from

the Eagle

1. Strength

2. Keenness – Eagle Eye

3. Swiftness

4. Courage

5. Freedom

Anatomy

1. 7ft. wing span

2. 12 pounds in weight

3. keen eye sight - spot a rabbit at 2miles

4. 270 degree peripheral vision

5. Acute depth perception

6. Clear membrane that protects it’s eye

7. It’s strength enables it to carry well over it’s own body weight – reported an eagle carrying a baby lamb.

8. It replaces it’s feathers each year –

 What is unique about the eagle when molting it never is left incapacitated like some molting birds.

 They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength – they shall replenish, replace or refresh themselves

Psalm 103:5 – youth is renewed like the eagles

The Flight of an Eagle – Proverbs 30:18-19

1. Reach speeds of over 150 miles per hour

2. Soars to heights of 1/2 miles

3. Dives at speeds of 200 miles per hour

4. Glides at altitudes of over 2,500 feet

 Does all this and appear to do it so effortlessly

 Eagle’s have been seen to be soaring almost motionless in hurricane force winds

The Care for it’s Young

1. Eagle’s mate for life

2. Nest in high places

Protection

Surveying

Launch pad

3. Return to the same nest each year

4. Shade the young with their wings – Psalm 63:7

5. Male hunts, Female feeds

6. Teach their young to fly by creating an air current which lifts the trailing eaglet – Exodus 19:4

Bare – lift up

Isaiah 40:31

What is waiting on God? It is actively pursuing His presence to find his goodness and Word. Intimacy and Interaction.

Rope Example

Reason’s why we fail to Overcome


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