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The hummingbird feeder

No birds at the moment as I scared them away by getting too close!

I love how God uses things in my day to teach me truths.

Not long after it began getting colder our hummingbird feeder began to gain a lot of attention.

Since we hung it up this spring it’s been busy with two or three hummingbirds.

Of course they refuse to share, and although there are several areas on the feeder to drink from normally we only see one at a time because they run each other off.

But lately we’ve had four to five birds chasing each other around the feeder, back and forth across the yard.

One morning I got up to check the amount of food in the feeder because of the fervor I was witnessing from my bedroom window.

The feeder is just out of sight, but the birds flying round and around were not.

As the kids and I watched the birds land and then fly off again as another flew at them in an effort to gain a seat on the feeder, I commented.

“It’s crazy, I wish they could understand that no matter how many of them drink at the feeder I’m going to continue to refill it. If they’d just all share, they’d have enough.”

I suddenly realized that’s exactly what God would say to me.

He will provide.

I don’t need to “horde” things, but to generously share with others as I’m able and to trust God to refill my “feeder”.

Because, there is no lack with God.

Jesus fed the five thousand. (John 6:1-13)

He caused a huge catch of fish.(Luke 5:1-7)

He healed the sick, raised the dead, surely He can and will provide for my need. (Matt. 8:16, Mark 1:34, Luke 4:40, Luke 7:12-16)

Philippians 4:19 NKJV — And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.

The hummingbirds at our feeder can’t understand that I care about them and have no intention of letting them starve.

These are God’s creation and He cares for them.

Are not two sparrows sold for a copper coin? And not one of them falls to the ground apart from your Father’s will.  But the very hairs of your head are all numbered.  Do not fear therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows.
Matthew 10:29‭-‬31 NKJV

God’s love is incredible and I can rest in His provision.

Dear Lord Jesus,

Thank You for these little birds and joy our family has of watching them and feeding them. Lord, please help us to be wise and to follow You in all we do. Lord, thank You for the reminder that You are our provision. Please help me to be generous and to willingly give as You lead me. Lord, shine Your truth into my heart and mind and teach me Your ways, that I might not sin against You. Lord, thank You for the birds and the lesson I have each day just outside my window. I love You, Jesus. Amen.

A little bird…no actually a tree full

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I’m in a hurry.

I have a long list of things.

I’m quickly striding from one building to the next,
opening up,
getting my day going,
when I hear the birds.

Wow- that’s neat I think as I stride past and the door swings closed.

I’m not more than one step inside when I realized.

Those birds were there yesterday and I didn’t stop to listen.

Where they there the day before?

I can’t even remember.

Softly my heart feels a gentle tug.

Will I miss the beauty of the moment because of the busy of the day?

No.

Swinging the door back open I pull out my phone to capture the beauty.

I couldn’t see the birds well, but their music is now recorded.

Since then I’ve listened many times to the music of the birds and each time I’m blessed.

It truly is the small things in life which brings me the most joy.

Our son hugging me around the middle.

(He’s the last one to be small enough to still do that.)

Morning prayer with my husband.

The blessing of beautiful daughters just having fun dancing to a favorite song.

The sunrise.

The sunset.

A cup of tea and toast in the morning.

All these things could easily go unnoticed.

Just like missing the birds’ song.

Too many times I’ve missed these little blessings.

Thankfully, God tugged on my heart and I was able to enjoy the music of the most incredible of musicians.

So, I’m asking the Lord to continue to hold me that I might not miss even one blessing.

I’m asking Him to help me keep from the past habits of allowing my schedule to be more important than the appointments He has for me.

“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. ” Gen. 1:1

And I don’t want to miss even one sliver of it.

I don’t want to waste a moment of the precious gift He has given : life.