Do you ever take the time to listen to the birds singing?
It’s the presence of light that stirs the birds to sing
Earlier this summer, we had a nest of baby eagles squawking non-stop. They were cute at first and reminded me that they are part of God’s creation; however, they became annoying because they were squawking morning after morning WAY too early. I just wanted them to fly away.
Birds wings grow and stretch then thy span patches of air. First tentatively they will try to fly, then with full confidence, they know their destination and soar. Unlike birds though, we confuse our time here on earth, with obsessions of where we live and where we’re going that we actually lose our ability to fly.
While observing the baby birds for a week,
I felt a humbling lesson tug at my heart.
When I first came to know Christ, I was cautious. My relationship with Him was new and unfamiliar but as time went by and 25 yeas later, I usually will soar with confidence and faith.
I find myself not allowing love with all of it’s risks teach me to be just as confident. Here I am, over two years later, still hoarding my independence and not being dependent on the love God has for me. My mind has gathered places I’ve needed to go and persons I’ve needed to be. AND now, I am feeling differently about the ambition of my direction.
Now, how about you? Soar, collect some twigs of faith and build your nest of love.
Mirror, Mirror on the Wall, do I Reflect God’s Love at All?
The mystery in love, in work and in life is being ourselves. Our essential nature is not change who we are~it is to enhance what God has given us.
By enhancing the beautiful beings we are, we must stay close to God’s direction. We must take a look at ourselves and ask, do I reflect Your love God? When we pause, and truly think on this question, we will see all of His love, that fills our hearts as we become more of ourselves in Jesus Christ. The best part is that His love is unconditional; we don’t have to beg for it. We just have to accept it and enhance it by loving others.
Anything or anyone who asks you to be other than who you are in Christ is not in tune with God themselves. They will make you stumble and fall. This will cause a blockage in your heart, causing you to be unable to feel God’s love and worse yet, reflect it.
I pondered on today’s scripture in church and was reminded that people who cause dissensions and obstacles with their smooth talk are capable of causing me to doubt God’s love. I want to reflect Him in all that I do.(Romans 16:17-18) I can do plenty of stumbling on my own, I don’t need help from someone else who might trip me up even more.
The smallest stem of a damaged heart, holds the essence of who we are. We all have hurt and pain. We must take that damage that’s been done, saving the scraps of experience to help remind us of how powerful the Healing Heavenly Father is.
Thank you Jesus for every great experience you give me, and even for the not-so-great ones I cause myself. I just want to learn more, grow more and give more.