Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Why the name?

Hi Y'all! I have thought about doing this for a long time. Why the name? Why Soaring on Wings Like Eagles? Why SoaringButtercup? I will answer these questions, now. :D

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 (KJV)

Why Soaring On Wings Like Eagles? #1: that's one of my favorite verses. #2: I like the analogy of the verse.

Why Soaring Buttercup? #1: Soaring on wings like eagles was already taken. :P #2: my "name" is Buttercup. #3: (I thought of this after I had picked the name :P) I want to soar. I am Buttercup. I want to "Soar on Wings Like Eagles, just like the verse says.

What does it mean? "But they that wait upon the Lord..." That is the subject, they that wait upon the Lord is the people talked about. Dictionary.com defines Wait as, "to remain inactive or in a state of repose, as until something expected happens." (note that I underlined "expected" for we as Christians "expect"/ know that Christ is coming. )But applying it to this verse, it's kinda wrong. For, we are not to remain "inactive" we are supposed to remain active, be witnessing, studying, praying, etc. The Greek word qāwâ is translated not only into 'wait,' but also into 'look,' 'wait for,' 'look for,' and 'gathered.' And means, "to bind together (perhaps by twisting), i.e. collect; (figurtaive) to expect :- gather (together), look, patiently, tarry, wait." But we are supposed to wait in the sense that we shouldn't try to make it come faster.

"...shall renew their strength..." That is what will happen to them, they will renew their strength, they will be stronger. They will pray, read God's word, meditate on it, witness, etc. to be stronger in the faith. The Holy Spirit helps us, helps us renew our strength.

"..they shall mount up with wings as eagles..." What does that mean? Well, I think that it means that they will have, not only new strength, but, they will have something that those who do not wait upon the Lord have. They will be strong, in mind and body, ready for anything. Eagles are a symbol of power, of authority. Compare that with us as Christians. Birds have wings so that they can fly, wings give the bird a means of tranportation. With the exception of birds like the ostrich. :P But the wings do not hold up the eagle alone. The wind/air supports the wings. God didn't just give birds wings, he gave them the wind they need to support them; and not only that, but God gave them the ability to know how to use the wings, as well as the desire/need to fly! Compare that with Christians; God gave us the desire to learn His word, the desire to fly; He gave us the knowledge/resource to learn how to be able to do it, the Bible; He gave us the air needed to support us, the Bible and fellow believers who encourage and lift us up; and finally, He gave us the wings, our bodies, that we can use to move us from place to place, to witness to others, etc, etc. Also, compare the wind that holds up the eagle, to the Holy Spirit. It holds up/supports the bird in flight. The Holy Spirit holds us up/supports us in our flight, so that we are not weary! What does Genesis one say? It says that God breathed into his (Adam's) nostrils the breath of life. The Holy Spirit is that breath, God gave us the Holy Spirit to help and support us.

"...they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint..." Another symbol of how we shall be different, 'cause, people of the world, do not have the strength given us by God, the encouragement from the Bible and other believers, they will be weary and faint, for we have the help of the Holy Spirit.

What's the name of your blog? Why did you name it what you did? I would love to hear from you! :D

Love in Christ,

Hopefully that made sense. :P If you have any questions don't hesitate to comment! :D

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