Thursday, April 29, 2010

Knock and the door shall be opened....

Update...Day 6- 7am wake up call...She's definitely an alcoholic!

Update...Day 5-No sight from our friend today...but my cousin says they do this at his office every spring...something about fermented berries? Great....I have a drunk bird that loves my kitchen window!

Update...Day 4- 8am...Still knocking...And I thought my kids were hard headed!

Update...Day 3-Bird was knocking this morning...7am! Something is not right with that bird!

Update...Day 2- Bird is back and still knocking!
For the last two hours...YES! I said 2 hours...this poor bird has been bumping into our kitchen window. I have gone outside and scared it away...but it keeps returning to the same window. OK the thumping is really starting to bother me! This bird has got to have a headache! Have you ever had odd things happen and just wonder...maybe God is trying to get your attention? If this isn't one of those times, I'm not sure how much more clear God can be..sometimes God just has to keep knocking on the door to my heart! God speaks to us in many ways...even using little birds to get His message across to our hearts.

Sometimes life can get the best of me when my focus is on my flesh and not on the one who created me. Overwhelmed would be an understatement right now...but I know my redeemer has my life in His hands. He sometimes allows me to keep bumping my head against that door I so badly want to enter...the wrong door...the one that He sees what is on the other side. He will try so much to direct me towards the one He has prepared for me to enter...patiently waiting watching me as I struggle...I know it breaks His heart to watch! All the while never leaving my side...allowing me to choose which door!

As I have finally set down to type this...our little bird has flown away! Humm...I wonder what God is up too!

I serve a God that loves me even when I don't listen and obey. I serve a God that holds me in the palm of His hand. He knows my future...He knows my name...He loves me and wants His best for me! Sound familiar?...I serve the very best Father ever! I guess it's time for me to start knocking on the right door! How about you? Tired of knocking your head against that window door? Your maker is waiting...patiently waiting for your visit to His door...the one He knows what is on the other side. A future so much better than what you could imagine! He's ready to open that door and let you in! Go ahead and knock...once is all it takes!

Matthew 7:7 (New International Version)
Ask, Seek, Knock 7"Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.

Psalm 91
1 He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. [a]
2 I will say [b] of the LORD, "He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust."
3 Surely he will save you from the fowler's snare and from the deadly pestilence.
4 He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.
5 You will not fear the terror of night, nor the arrow that flies by day,
6 nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness, nor the plague that destroys at midday.
7 A thousand may fall at your side, ten thousand at your right hand, but it will not come near you.
8 You will only observe with your eyes and see the punishment of the wicked.
9 If you make the Most High your dwelling— even the LORD, who is my refuge-
10 then no harm will befall you, no disaster will come near your tent.
11 For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways;
12 they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.
13 You will tread upon the lion and the cobra; you will trample the great lion and the serpent.
14 "Because he loves me," says the LORD, "I will rescue him; I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name.
15 He will call upon me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honor him.
16 With long life will I satisfy him and show him my salvation."