Well, we arrived back home from our camping trip yesterday afternoon. 🏕
It was a much needed time for me and Jason to get away, and spend some time AWAY from our work, together.
These things are important, you know.
It’s easy to lose sight of the importance of cultivating relationship.
I’m so thankful that the Lord never loses sight of these kinds of things. 💝 ☀️
So I was walking back to the house, as we arrived home yesterday… and I happened across a baby bird sitting on the ground, with its mouth open wide, waiting to be fed.
This little bird was in quite a vulnerable place.
It was extremely windy yesterday, and so we figured that it must have fallen from its nest, but we weren’t sure how long it might have been sitting there on the ground, as one of its siblings had also fallen to the ground, but did not make it.
We had to find a way to help it, so we picked him up, took him inside…and we now have this little, baby bird a little box in our kitchen. ☺️
We’ve been feeding it pieces of meal worms that we’ve soaked in water so that he can regain his strength… and so far, it’s working. 🦅 ☀️ This little guy is quite spunky this morning!
So why am I telling you this?
Why am I sharing about this little bird?
As I’m sitting here before the Lord this morning, and I’m listening to this baby bird chirping for food, gaining strength with every little bit of worm that we feed it…
I’m reminded of this…
As we align ourselves with God’s heart,
and as we submit our lives to Him and to His will,
He has this way of “surfacing” these beautiful things from within our hearts…
…for the things that also matter to Him. 💝
Some of the things that matter to Him, may even surprise us.
“Look at the birds in the sky! They don’t plant or harvest. They don’t even store grain in barns. Yet your Father in heaven takes care of them. Aren’t you worth much more than birds?“—Matthew 6:26
And He causes us
to begin to recognize
that these things that rise up within our hearts,
are things that are aligned
with what is on His heart. 💝
God can literally plant His own desires into our hearts!
Are you aligned with His heart?
What are you passionate about?
What are you drawn to?
What are you dreaming about?
Perhaps it was God, who planted that dream, that desire, that passion, that compassion for that certain people group…. into your heart, as you have aligned your heart with His, and submitted to His will for your life. 💝
Don’t be surprised if these things “rise up” in your heart.
Perhaps He planted them there. 🌱💖
And it might just be a clue
what He desires in His heart
for you to step into. 💗✍🏻
“And I will give them singleness of heart and put a new spirit within them. I will take away their stony, stubborn heart and give them a tender, responsive heart...”—Ezekiel 11:19
Thank You, Father. 💝 You have this way of teaching us about Your heart…You have this way of teaching us about the things that matter to You. And sometimes You use the most helpless, little baby bird, to remind us of these things…