I was opening "Streams in the Desert" to June 28th and I felt like God told me to go to June 17th instead....
"What is the letting down of the wings? People so often say, "How do you get the voice of the Lord?" Here is the secret. They heard the voice when they stood still and let down their wings.
We have seen a bird with fluttering wings through standing still, its wings are fluttering. But here we are told they heard the voice when they stood still and had let down their wings.
Do we not sometimes kneel or sit before the Lord and yet feel conscious of a fluttering of out spirits? Not a real stillness in His presence.
A dear one told me several days ago of a certain thing she prayed about. "But," said she, "I did not wait until the awnser came."
She did not get still enough to hear Him speak, but went away and followed her own thought in the matter. And the result proved disastrous and she had to retrace her steps.
Oh, how much energy is wasted! How much time is lost by not letting down the wings of our spirit and getting very quiet before Him! Oh, the calm, the rest, the peace which come as we wait in His presence until we hear from Him!
Then, ah then, we can go like lightning, and turn not as we go but go straight forward whithersoever the Spirit goes (Exek. 1:1,20)