One of my favorite things to do is to go for a long ride on the back of Todd’s Harley. In our first year of marriage Todd took off every Friday and most often we went on the bike. Best times ever! There’s something freeing about getting out on the open road. It’s exhilarating riding along with the sun shining and wind in your face. The sights and smells are amazing. When you’re driving in your car (which I also love to do), you don’t realize how different places smell. Some good and some well, not so good! I love it when we pass someone cutting grass. The best smell ever was just a little while ago when lilacs were in bloom! I love the feeling when I put my arms out and the wind rushes over my skin. It’s such a freeing feeling. No wonder Harley Davidson uses the Eagle with wings spread wide-open in their logo. The Eagle symbolizes freedom. Riding the motorcycle makes you feel free like an eagle! If either Todd or I am feeling stressed-out, worn-out or burnt-out we need to get-out on a Harley ride. It’s amazing how true the saying “Live To Ride, Ride To Live” is, and how much this iconic saying made into the buckle below reminds me of scripture!
He gives power to the weak and strength to the powerless.Even youths will become weak and tired, and young men will fall in exhaustion.But those who trust in the Lord will find new strength.
They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint.
Isaiah 40:29-31 New Living Translation (NLT)
The second chapter in my book, WATER IN THE DESERT focuses on breaking free from bondages. It’s proving to be a real help to anyone who is trying to break free in their life.
God desires for us to be free. He has said it in His Word and He means it. If He didn’t He wouldn’t have said it so much! Here’s just a few of the many times God encourages us to “live free like an eagle“!
So if the Son has set you, free you are free indeed.
John 8:36 (NIV)
It is for Freedom that Christ has set us free.
Galatians 5:1 (NIV)
Live as free people.
1 Peter 2:16 (NIV)
So, what helps YOU to live free?
Comment below and tell me what it is for you, or what you feel you need to do to, live free like an eagle?