35 Days – A Season of Silence

How do you respond when nothing is happening?

When nothing is happening God is working behind the scenes

Imagine what it takes to make a show, movie, or play.

Sometimes when nothing is happening for you is not because of you but that someone else in
the background is getting prepared.

“And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap if we faint not.”
Galatians 6:9 KJV

It’s easy to get worn down but not as easy to stay in faith.

Eagles in the Bible
Eagles have always symbolized freedom, strength, and power. They are considered the kings of
the sky and were adopted by several ancient cultures, including Rome, as a symbol of that
country’s leadership and immortality. The United States declared the bald eagle its national bird
in 1792, due to the eagle’s long lifespan and majestic presence.

The Bible’s first mention of the eagle is in Leviticus 11:13. Eagles, along with vultures and other
unclean birds, were prohibited as food for the Israelites. God gave the newly formed nation of
Israel dietary laws to help set them apart from the pagan nations around them. The dietary
instructions were also given for health reasons as part of God’s promise to “put none of the
diseases on you which I have put on the Egyptians” (Exodus 15:26). Eagles are birds of prey
that sometimes act as scavengers, eating dead flesh as vultures do. Eagles could carry
diseases harmful to humans; God protected Israel at a time of limited medicines and inadequate
sterilization procedures.

The next time an eagle is mentioned is in Deuteronomy 32:11 as part of the song God instructed
Moses to teach the Israelites (Deuteronomy 31:19). In that song, God compares His care for His
people to that of a mother eagle who spreads her wings to cover her young and carry them
away from danger (cf. Exodus 19:4).

Throughout Scripture, eagles represent God’s handiwork, such as in Proverbs 30:19, which
says that “the way of an eagle in the sky” is an example of God’s wondrous creation. Job 39:27
is another example. But eagles also symbolize power. God often used the imagery of an eagle
in issuing warnings to Israel and other nations who did evil (e.g., Obadiah 1:4; Jeremiah 49:22).
He chose the bird they considered powerful and unstoppable to demonstrate His sovereign
control over everything.

Isaiah 40:31 is the most familiar biblical reference to eagles: “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” (KJV). This verse is the conclusion of a chapter
detailing the greatness of God. It reminds the reader that the strongest of men may stumble and
fall, but those who trust in the Lord have a strength that this world cannot offer. When we see an
eagle in flight, soaring on invisible air currents, we can be reminded that the Creator who
supplies the eagle’s strength will also strengthen those who call upon His name (Psalm 50:15;
Isaiah 55:6–7).

Illus: Mother Eagle and her eggs “The Dead Egg”

Illustration: Celeste pregnant with Paul…me playing drums he would relax. She could feel him
and see him move.

Just because you don’t feel a kick doesn’t mean that nothing is growing or happening

Somethings have to develop in the darkness

Joshua 5:12 manna ceased

Illustration: Jericho wall march

Hebrews 11:30 by faith the walls of Jericho fell down

You can be believing for a baby and nothing is happening. I read a story about a lady that
wanted to have a child and the doctors told her it would never happen. She went home a made
a nursery. She and her husband looked in that room every day for 16 years before she got

The Bible has a better story than that. God told Abraham
Genesis 15: the promise of a seed
Genesis 16:2 no seed and rushed God with Ishmael
Genesis 16:16 – 17:5 Abram 86 years old and gets a name change
Genesis 17:17 Abraham laughs because he has waited 13 years and nothing has happened
Genesis 18:12 Sarah laughed because she is 90

Is anything too hard for God? This statement changed the way Abraham thought!

Romans 4:19-25


Don’t consider your circumstances but consider you God!

You may be at a point where you say this egg will never hatch. 35 Days is not that long if you
are willing to wait.

If I said you will get______ by November the 6th. Could you wait? Why not 35 weeks, 35
months or 35 years….time is just a number when you have faith in God!

Don’t take your beak and crack the egg because you don’t see anything happening.

Keep your promise in that warm environment of thank you and praise even before you get it.

The same faith that you have once you are pregnant is the same thing you have to believe
without sight.

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