Soar #6: Eagles are Bold, Courageous and Powerful

Eagles are said to be the most powerful and feared birds in the sky. They are considered extremely bold, courageous and powerful creatures. Fearless fliers. They are known to attack, rip the heads off and eat the most poisonous of snakes on land and in water. In fierce storms they fly in the opposite direction of the wind at their fullest strength. When most other birds would seek shelter or retreat eagles take to the storm head on. Eagles have no fear! What about you? Are you finding yourself facing a storm? Do you need to attack the poisonous snakes slithering their way through your mind, heart and spirit? I ask again, what about you?

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Soar #5: Eagles Live on High Ground

Over the past few months we have begun looking at how being a Christian has many parallels to a powerful, graceful eagle. We have explored how they are master fliers, master fishermen and how they fly alone. Today, I am going to explore how they live on higher ground. They live high in trees where they can spot their prey in the lakes and rivers. They build their giant family nest up in the high branches of the tree nearest to heaven. They look down and around from their perch.

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Soar #4: Eagles Fly Alone

The eagles are known as majestic birds. They can fly at high altitude and can dive at a high rate of speed. But have you seen a flock of eagles flying together? Chances are you will not. Eagles fly alone. Eagles do not flock or engage socially other than when they are courting. Eagles choose to fly solo. They avoid being crammed with smaller birds that draw unwanted attention and disturb their flight patterns. A loner flyer maybe, yet Eagles stay with their same mate their entire lives. One committed life-long partner.

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Soar #3: Eagles are Master Fishermen

As we have been meditating on what it means to soar like an eagle, we have been learning about the traits of eagles and how they can be metaphors for our Christian walk. Last month, Robin wrote about how eagles are master fliers. This month, I am writing about how eagles are master fishermen. Eagles lock in on their prey and swoop down to catch their fish (www.bible-knowledge.com).

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Soar #2: Eagles are Master Fliers

Did you know that eagles are master fliers? If you are like me, you are probably wondering, “What is a master flier?” Eagles can fly up to an altitude of 15,000 feet at 65 mph! At that altitude, they are neither flapping their wings nor struggling to maintain that pace. They are simply “gliding through the air effortlessly, rising higher and higher without ever flapping their wings.” What a beautiful picture to behold! Isaiah 40.29-31 says:

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Soar #1

The Women’s Commission theme for this coming year is “SOAR.” We were so excited about the implications it had not only to our ministry, but the effect it had on us personally, that we wanted to extend the concept to the Women of Quail. Isaiah 40:31 says,

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Did You Think to Pray?

For those of you who did not attend this past Ladies Night you missed a real treat. The title was “Life Line” where we learned that God is our life line. Robin Gordon explained that He wants a relationship with us and the only way we have access to this life line is through prayer. Our theme verse reads as such:

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Choosing to Spend Time with the Lord

Hey Ladies,

Have you ever noticed how many choices we have to make in a day?! Sometimes they can be easy (pickles or no pickles? Definitely no pickles!) And sometimes they are overwhelming! There is just too much to choose from, especially on things that take our time and require an investment of ourselves.

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