The Little Things

I wrote this in 2016 one day when I was meditating on my relationship with the Lord. I’ve probably posted it but I felt I should post it again. The little things that go on between me and Him makes my life worth while because He is always there for me to keep me going in the right direction-even when my flesh wants to take me the wrong way. I’m forever grateful to my Lord for all He does for me.

The little things no one can see

The little things between you and me

The little things you point out

Only for you and me to see

You guide me to and fro

Whisper in my ear

Only for me to know

When to stay and where to go

The little things 

Mean more each day

The little things that you say

Keeping me straight so I won’t stray

The little things I see and hear

Let me know you love me

Each and every day

You guide me along my way

The little things no one can see

The little things between you and me

The little things, the way you lead

Only for you and me to see

Stop Pecking – Look and Listen

Last week I set up a bird feeder in my back yard. Since then I have been waiting for the birds to flock to the feeder and join in the feast set for them. For the last five days I’ve been waiting for them to show up for the feast but none accepted the invitation to be seated at the table and served a delectable meal.                     Bird Banquet
This morning I heard a beautiful melody that drew me to the window. As I gazed out the window my eyes fell upon five little birdies on the ground pecking away searching for food.
I’m in the window acting like a game show host trying to get them to look up. “Look up, look up,” I kept encouraging them as if they could hear me and see the prize that was awaiting them. They’d get close to the pole and then hop away but never look up at the banquet house they were invited to.

 

 

I got a revelation. I saw myself looking in all the wrong places or not  at all for what God has for me. He’s encouraging me–go this way, go that way. No, no, no back up. Turn around. Wait 15 minutes. Never hearing, never seeing–just not getting it. Off I stomped. Believing God never answered my prayer.

He did answer and had it waiting for me but I didn’t see it. I didn’t hear it. I didn’t still myself to get directions. I didn’t trust Him. My works will help God get me what I prayed for because of course He can’t supply my need by Himself.

When I walked away from the window the birds were still on the ground pecking away. Silence fell upon the yard and not hearing the chirping I figured they moved on to look elsewhere. There it was again, the same melody that drew me to the window earlier. I ran to the window and to my amazement one bird came to the banquet table and was feasting on the meal prepared for them. He looked up. He won. I’m sure he will go out and gather others and bring them back for the festive celebration and they all will know they don’t have to labor pecking for food any more in this yard–just show up.

We don’t have to work hard in our own strength to obtain the blessings God said He has for us in His Word. We receive them by faith and we will have them in God’s perfect time.

What do you do when you think God hasn’t answered your prayers? Do you try to make it happen in your time and strength?

My Friend’s Journey To Be

My friend told me sometime in the near future she will be relocating. She said the relocation will start out a temporary move which could become permanent. The Lord has laid out the plan He has for her to follow.

I am so excited for Vel. I’m not losing a friend but expanding my friend base to another side of the country. I can visit her and learn about a place I’ve never been. We can still talk every day and help each other with advice if needed. I’ll miss spending the night at each other’s homes laughing and giggling one minute and delving into seriousness the next.

I see Vel as a bird that had her wings clipped but the healing process is complete. She can now fly to the highest heights over the mountains or skim the tops of the sea and land where God points out for her next assignment. I’m glad you are on a God journey that will take you places that will surprise you. Make the best of every step on the way to be.

I love you Vel. You will always be my sister-friend no matter how far apart we are.