Feb 18, 2010

Wings



Today…
I fly, with wings no longer bounded or bogged down
I take the flight of freedom, with wings no longer held captive.
No longer held back by circumstances, people, and emotions
Wings once weakened by fear, now strengthened with hope,

Today…
I step off the edge, not looking down but up with trust
Spreading my wings, I am lifted up by the winds of change.
Flying high above the mountain peaks, soaring with the spirit
Feeling the breeze upon my face and the wind beneath my wings.

Today..
I fly with grace and gratitude toward the heavens
There is a peace on this flight of freedom and faith
When my wings need rest, I nest in the arms of love
I find refuge under the mighty wings of my Savior

Today…
I fly with the wings of God's Joy and Strength.




Written By: Lorie A. Yocum Copyright © 2010


30 comments:

Anonymous said...

Beautiful words of encouragement

Wylie @ Shout A Joyful Noise! said...

PTL!!! I love to think about His promises & soaring on eagles wings...
Wylie

Angela said...

Oh my goodness girl.. I NEEDED this..POWERFUL...seems it goes perfectly with what I wrote on my devotional at Sacrificial Diet this morning...oh how the Lord spoke to me through this poem. (hugs)

Anonymous said...

How beautiful - what a great reminder of: Isaiah 40:31 (NIV)
"... 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."
Hugs & Blessings,
Deb

Tess1960 said...

You and your words (and His grace) are beautiful....

Rose said...

Lorie, that just makes me want to soar the heavens! I know I can count on your writings to make me feel something wonderful.
Hugs,
Rose

From the Heart said...

Trusting in God, resting in His arms is where I am right now. I've had some health issues but my God is bigger than they are. I will be having some tests so please keep me in your prayers.
Love you,
AliceE.

RCUBEs said...

The picture and your poem are so beautiful! Isn't it neat that God is the Air that will lift up our wings! We can truly soar! By His grace. Have a great weekend sister. Be strong in the Lord's mighty power.

Lynn said...

Beautiful, beautiful poetry :)

Leaon Mary said...

I feel like I could fly now....
THANKYOU for sharing such encouragement!!! ~ and so beeeautiful too!

Alleluiabelle said...

Beautiful Sister,

Oh how your words touched me so. I love angels and collect them. I could feel the wind beneath my wings as I read through these beautiful words and I felt as though I was experiencing everything that you wrote here. Oh how that made me feel so wonderful, so refreshed.

I have had this reoccurring dream over the past several months. I am in my parents back yard (someone else lives there now and my parents are no longer living, but it is our old homestead where we grew up) and my husband is with me. I would say to him look just watch and see what happens and then I start to run in a partial circle and then I take off into flight up into the air, not very high but high enough just to fly around the back yard (it actually feels like gliding and graceful) and I'm telling you I can still feel that feeling which is so wonderful. I've never told anyone about this publicly, but now I have here to you. Your poem gripped me deeply as I related it to my reoccurring dream.

Thank you my friend.

Love you so much. Would you please be praying for me as I felt under attack tonight physically. I haven't had anxiety attacks in quite a while, but tonight I was most certainly on the verge of something. I just kept praying in the spirit as I paced the floor.

Also I just posted on my site for more prayer for my sister Sandi. Would you continue to pray for her and lift her up to the Lord as she will find out the biopsy reports this coming Monday. If the Lord leads you in any way for words for her, please leave a comment on my blog as I am passing prayers and comments on to her and her family.

Love you so much my precious friend.

Alleluiabelle

Denise said...

Very inspiring.

Unknown said...

Wow. This is such an awesome post, and love the song Eagle's Wings.
Thanks for sharing. I feel uplifted and ready to soar!
By the way, I saw a bald eagle today :)

Karen said...

I absolutely love this. It makes me realize that life never ends. We just fly higher.

Sandy said...

Your poem is beautiful! Thank you for sharing!

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful poem. Your music is so pretty.
God Bless,
Ginger

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

He is the air that we breathe! And we can soar as the eagles do! Thank you for this beautiful poem, Lorie. It's beautiful and powerful at the same time. Have a wonderful Sunday.

Blessings,
Sandi

Charlotte said...

What a beautiful poem, Lorie. I've always said if I could be any animal I would want to be a bird so I could soar about in the sky. This reminded me of it. Thank you for sharing.
Blessings,
Charlotte

Nikki (Sarah) said...

b/c of Him....I can fly.

LeAnn said...

Precious poem and so encouraging. Stepping out in faith, one flies!

crochet lady said...

I know everyday has the potential for us to use our wings and soar, but some days it is just harder than others. Thanks for this great poem.

Unknown said...

Praise God! What beautiful words of encouragement. Made me think of soaring on the wings of eagles.

Thank you so much for sharing your poem with all of us. May God bless you today and every day!!

Georgia

Musings of A Minister said...

Very good. Thanks for post. Have a great week.

Cathy said...

Beautiful, sweet friend ~ Love and Hugs ~

Nancie said...

Hi Lorie,

Thanks for sharing this. Thanks too for your visit, prayers and encouragements. I hope to catch up again with you when I am better. Take care and God bless you!

Love you,
Nancie

Anonymous said...

Hi Lorie, What a wonderful poem your words are beautiful. Thank you for sharing, the picture seems to go perfect with your thoughts. Sincerely, Jonny

Jannie Funster said...

I nest in the arms of love,

what a beautiful and comforting thought of our friend and loving Savior.

I came here via Fatiboni's list of bloggers to watch in 2010. So great to "meet you!" take care!

Maxine said...

Still writing your beautiful words, Lorie. I can just feel the refreshing breeze on my face as I read them.

Just Be Real said...

This is beautiful dear one. Thank you for sharing.

Anonymous said...

It is useful to try everything in practice anyway and I like that here it's always possible to find something new. :)