On Eagle’s Wings

Posted on Feb 17, 2016 in Blog Posts, Ministry

IMG_5705On our last Sunday in NY a few weeks ago, a woman in church came up to me and said she felt the Lord tell her that we were “Going out on eagle’s wings” and that she was to give me the necklace she was wearing that day.  I had noticed it hanging around her neck earlier that morning and commented on how pretty it was, but when she shared more details with me about it, it became even more significant.  “It’s a feather from a red-tailed hawk,” she said.  My eyes widened as I was immediately taken back to when the Lord first called me into missions 8.5 years ago by showing me the hawk soaring in the sky and how just as the hawk effortlessly glides on the wind in full surrender, that that’s how I could soar with Him.  That day in August 2007 has literally set the tone for each day of my journey as a missionary, and a story that I’ve shared with many others to encourage them in their walk of surrendered obedience with the Lord.

Now, 8 years later, as my new husband and I prepare to launch out and follow His call, the Lord in His kindness gave me the same confirmation that we are going out on eagle’s wings just like the hawk.  How cool is that?!  I couldn’t have been more blessed and encouraged to have a tangible reminder that He is with us, sees us, and is ready for us to soar with Him on this new adventure.

The link below is the 14-minute YouTube video of me sharing that story of how God called me into missions (the specific story about the hawk starts around minute 11.00).  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=svyZAAPBpSQ

You may or may not see yourself as someone to be in missions, but I encourage you to take a moment to watch the video and let my story strengthen your faith to keep believing in the dreams God’s put in YOUR heart, and to know that He will help you get there as you surrender to Him.

“They who wait for 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 faint.  Isaiah 40:31