This fall our writers will be focusing on scriptures of Hope. Join us in our practice of Lectio Divina with the scriptures presented.
“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.” (Isaiah 40:31, NKJV)
Many of us don’t like to wait, however, through Prophet Isaiah we learn that waiting could actually be a good thing. The Hebrew translation of wait means to hope or anticipate. However, during this time of the strong flu pandemic known as COVID, that has claimed lives of many and affected economic and social development, of almost the entire world, we have been forced to wait. Lifesprings International proposed Schools of Ministries both in Lyon France and Kampala Uganda have had to delay their activities for a period of one year. We have sought for direction on how to proceed and I believe God has given us the wisdom.
As an eagle stirs up its nest, hovers over its young, spreading out its wings, taking them up, carrying them on its wings, Deuteronomy 32:11, we all feel like these young eagles learning to fly and rely on the Lord to lead us each step of the way. The Lord has carried us on his wings, through the preparations and given us wisdom on how to lead both schools and to continue doing the work of God. Abide with God! He will exchange your strength for His. That’s why you will mount up with wings like eagles, you will run and not grow weary; because your life will be infused with His very Life. Praise God!
Questions to Ponder:
- Why does God allow situations that disrupt our normal lives?
- How can this help us refocus on God?3. What can we learn from this situation that we are still in now in order to do our work?
Prayer of response:
Dear Heavenly Father , you surprise us all the time because your ways are not our ways and your thoughts are higher than our thoughts. Help us to trust you with our lives, plans and families. Help us to trust you when things happen in this world that we cannot explain in Jesus Mighty Name. Amen.
—Submitted by Margaret O’Kello
Margaret was born in Uganda, a graduate in education at Makerere University, Uganda and Master’s programme in administration at St John’s University, New York, USA. Margaret’s career started as an educator, then she worked with international organizations including United Nations and World Health Organization as an administrator. She worked with diverse races from Africa, America, Australia and Europe.
Margaret is a member of Lifesprings International Organization, and currently together with Sarah Babumba are leading the Lifesprings school of ministry team in Uganda. Margaret is married and a mother of two children. Margaret Coaches people in career guidance as well as ministry startups.