Truth God Whispered To Me On A Flight To Dallas

TRUTH God Whispered

Even youths grow tired and weary,
and young men stumble and fall;
but those who hope in the LORD
will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
they will run and not grow weary,
they will walk and not be faint.
Isaiah 40:30-31 NIV

Are you a confident flyer?

I started off pretty nervous flying… might have had something to do with the fact that my first trip involved a stint through the Rockies in a small plane. Pockets of air bounced us up and down for the whole flight.

Then came the 911 Tragedy.

My friend Staci and I were scheduled to attend Joyce Meyer’s Women’s Conference taking place just a couple weeks later.  We weren’t sure planes would be flying since airports had been closed but days before our trip, it was announced they were open again.

The conference sent out emails letting girls off the hook for registration if they were concerned about flying.  As I read, something rose up inside of me. I wasn’t going to allow the terrorists to terrorize me.  This indignation helped defeat my flying fear!

Now, I’m a fairly confident flyer, but still pray during take-off and my flight last week to the Global Media Summit was no exception.  As I prayed in my head {so people don’t think I’m crazy} a life-changing event happened. God whispered to me on a flight to Dallas!


As the plane was rising into the clouds and the motors leveled off, I began thinking about how amazing it was that such a heavy piece of metal could soar above the clouds with such ease. It was at this point where I felt the Lord remind me of this week’s verse.  God kept whispering, “you will soar on wings like eagles”.   What an encouraging word!

Isaiah 40:30-31


This caused me to study a little more on eagles, so I could understand how they soar in the sky1.  Unlike other birds who furiously flap their wings and can fly for shorter distances, eagles can soar for 4-6 hours, traveling up to 125 miles2 by simply opening up their wings and gliding on the wind.  This is the difference between flying and soaring.3

All too often I’m like a bird flapping around getting tired, only going short distances.  From now on, I want to be like an eagle and soar on the Jetstream of where the Holy Spirit is moving!  This reminds me of the Word of the Lord to Zerubbabel in Zechariah 4:6, “Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit,’ says the LORD Almighty.”

So, let’s follow the eagle example.  Don’t waste your energy flapping around.  Learn from the message God whispered to me on a flight to Dallas, and simply open up your wings and soar!


Father… I thank You for taking the heavy load.  You don’t want me to carry it.  Help me not waste energy trying to do Your will in my own strength but soar on the wind of Your Spirit. In Jesus Name…Amen

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  1. Isaiah 40:30-31
  2. Zechariah 4:6
  3. 2 Chronicles 32:7-8
  4. 1 Corinthians 2:4-5


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  1. Betty Catto says

    Your blog was a confirmation to me as God has been speaking to in a variety of ways about eagles and soaring like an eagle. He first spoke to me about this a few weeks ago and every once in a while I will hear/read it again and it stirs my spirit once again. I have been flapping y wings lately and I need to climb into the wind and fly with it and not against it. Thank you once again for your encouraging word.God bless you.

    • Sherry Stahl says

      So awesome how God speaks to us! On a plane for me, in a blog to you!
      Praying you soar like an eagle on the power of His wind 🙂

  2. Forever Embrase Ageless Moisturizer says

    Great article! We are linking to this particularly great post
    on our website. Keep up the good writing.

    • Sherry Stahl says

      Thanks for the linkup! Hope you’re encouraged by the words and keep your ears opened for what God might say to you!

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