Let me tell you a true story, my encounter with Penny, the bird I met in the Rocky Mountains. I have a witness to this visit from my new found friend. I even have video, which I am trying to make available to you. Nevertheless, I will attempt to describe this pleasurable moment in time, "A moment in time" sealed in my sometimes failing menopausal brain of mine. I loved this story, as you may or may not know, I feel truly like birds are my friends. A gift from God.
Lord I need to know you are here, that you are real. The answer appeared within moments as over 10 beautiful male cardinals appeared on the trees right in front of me. I have written about that moment in the past.
This time in the Rocky Mountains as I gazed, on a long hike, at the beauty of God's nature. Penny was right above my head on a branch, my friend and I stopped chatting and (we noticed something was going on, yeah, mmmm) there the bird was. It would move to the next tree ahead of us. If only I could could eyeball height and come up with that for you to picture in your mind, all that I can say is it was not that high up. Getting back to the story, the bird kept leading us down the path swooping ahead tree by tree. "Are you going to say anything, I'm videoing you?" I ASKED THE BIRD!
I guess I am all crazy for talking to birds, but why not?! These moments mean to me, Jesus is alive! I am not worshiping nature or mother nature. I am reminded! Reminded of Jesus promise, if I take care of the birds, how much more will I take care of you (paraphrased my words). Simply, I got your back!
Is nature another addiction, a place for us to control our emotions? Well, I pray never, it invigorates me to seek God in His creation. My soul glorifies the Lord with the singing of trees, the whistle of wind and bird songs. Enjoy it with Him in mind. We live to love the Lord with our body, mind, soul and strength.
As I awoke this morning with the negative question, why even get out of bed? I'm running for your heart, sings musical group Third day, Soul on Fire. I need a word from the voice of truth, not my negative Nelly brain of mine!
Friends I want you to consider running till your Soul is on fire. Read a poem or a phrase from the world, see if you feel like getting out of bed. I in fact got distracted on Instagram and my helplessness was at still at the forefront of my mind. It got me nowhere. Till I stopped and asked for help to focus. I read this, "No weapon formed against you shall prosper, and every tongue which rises against you in judgement (the voices in my head) you shall condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and their righteousness is from Me, says the Lord." Amen.
Look closely at these words beloved. You are a part of the heritage of the Lord. Ask. Run till your soul is on fire. I can't describe it, I didn't have all the answers for my day, I just had like a shot of caffeine to the heart. I was caffeinated! That's the words I put to my strength. My thoughts no longer went to, I'm going to stay in bed to let's go, God where we going...together we went, got dressed, washed my face, ate breakfast, chatted with family members, and now I am writing. I'm thinking some form of exercise after...What about you? Check it out for yourself!
We covered much ground today. Nature power, Word power....all worked to invigorate us...by the author, perfecter, creator of my soul, JESUS! Shine on friend. Shine on!