Isaiah 40:29-3 New King James Version
He gives power to the weak, And to those who have no might He increases strength. Even the youths shall faint and be weary, And the young men shall utterly fall, 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 faint.
The word “wait” in the above scripture means so much more than our English definition of waiting. It is the Hebrew word “qavah” which has a deeper original meaning of something being twisted like a chord. The image is that to wait on the Lord is to be bound together with Him so that the two have become one. His strength becomes our strength, His power becomes our power, and so on.
This definition definitely gives new meaning to the idea of waiting on the LordThose who bind themselves to the Lord will renew their strength and will mount up (rise up) with wings like eagles. This is not riding on eagle’s wings but rising up on our own “wings” just as the eagles do. It means soaring high above the circumstances and situations on earth. It means we are not limited to the things of earth, we are not earthbound. It means rising up in the Spirit above the natural into the realm of the heavenlies, into the realm of the supernatural.
When we spend time with the Lord we are being interwoven with Him. Our spirits are being intertwined with His Spirit and we are becoming more and more like Him. Our thoughts become more and more like His and we begin to see as He sees and act as He acts.
Are you ready to soar like an eagle? Then it is time to wait on Him.