But those who wait on the LORD
Shall renew their strength;
They shall mount up with wings like eagles,
They shall run and not be weary,
They shall walk and not be faint.
One of the most difficult things we must do in our life is maintain the momentum or strength we experience. What am I talking about? Well to use an athletic example, I once told the head wrestling coach at Central High School that one of his most difficult tasks would be maintaining the early success of the wrestling team. You see in the beginning of the season everyone is excited about that first wrestling match. Guys are busting it to make weight. Parents are getting excited. The discussions in the wrestling family are all centered on the first match; excitement is everywhere. Energy is off the charts and everyone is focused on the task at hand. (Same as with football teams right now). The day of the first match comes and goes and even hangs around a while especially after success. Then comes the grind of a season that ends the last of February. The excitement wanes and the real task begins run the race, fight the fight, and wrestle until you are through the finish line. Our walk with Jesus Christ is just like this. There are times when we find ourselves so close to Him. It can be anything that sparks that union with the Spirit. A new Bible study, an awesome praise and worship service, a new song that He places in your heart, many things get you pumped and ready to walk with Christ. But what happens when all of a sudden your strength fades, tragedy strikes, your schedule changes and you slowly drift into the same old same old? Well, grab a hold of Isaiah 40:31. The NKJ says, “wait on the Lord” this means to wait, look for, hope, expect. We are to look for, hope and expect our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ to provide the renewing of our strength. He and He alone will provide the strength we need to walk with Him in this world. Look at what the scripture says we will run and not grow weary, we shall walk and not faint. Better than that we will soar on the wings like eagles. When we grow weary we need to run to the source, when we feel faint we need to run to Jesus. When we need to fly we need to run to Jesus and He will take us to places we can only imagine. So how do we run to Jesus? Well first we must saturate our life with Him. Let Him put a song in our heart. We need praise and worship music in the morning when we roll out of the bed, we need it in our car and in the work place. Pray, pray, and again I say pray. We must take our struggles to Jesus in prayer, but also let us take Him praises, let us thank Him daily. We absolutely must run to His Word daily. We must read the Bible; we must study His Bible. It is the greatest Love Letter ever written and it was written to us, for us. Finally, we need to fellowship with His children. He accomplishes His work through them, so may we be a part of the team. God loves us so much He wants us strong and courageous. He wants us to have renewed strength. He wants us to live victoriously. So may we renew our strength today and feel the love He has for us right now!
Brother Big Daddy