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Turkey or Eagle
By Linda Deveney

"But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint" (Isaiah 40:31)

Turkeys: Did you know that domestic turkeys are unable to fly? Turkeys are considered a timid bird. When male turkeys get older they fight a lot. I bet this is something you did not know: Turkeys can drown themselves if they look up when it is raining.

Eagles: Did you know that an eagle knows when a storm is approaching long before it breaks? The eagle will fly to some high spot and wait for the winds to come. When the storm hits, it sets its wings so that the wind will pick it up and lift it above the storm. While the storm rages below, the eagle is soaring above it.

The eagle does not escape the storm. It simply uses the storm to lift it higher. It rises on the winds that bring the storm. When the storms of life come upon us - and all of us will experience them we can rise above them by setting our minds and our belief toward God. The storms do not have to overcome us. We can allow God's power to lift us above them.

God enables us to ride the winds of the storms that bring sickness, tragedy, failure and disappointment in our lives. We can soar above them. Remember, it is not the burdens of life that weigh us down; it is how we handle them.

The Bible says, "But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint" (Isaiah 40:31)

Which are you? - A spiritual turkey or a spiritual eagle?

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