It was another beautiful February morning.
I try not to take our winter weather for granted so I get outside as much as possible. This particular morning I gathered my Bible, journal, pencil and tall glass of water with ice cubes and set up my quiet morning with God at our patio table. I turned on the waterfall. The sun is warming, the water quietly spilling in to the pool, the birds are chirping and hummingbirds are buzzing all around the feeders.
John joins me a little while later. He is quiet since he can tell I’m absorbing God’s truth. Then he whispers, “Look at the bird in the waterfall.” This little one is having a great time! We are not sure what type of bird it is yet but it looks like it might be a hummingbird.
We watch for a good 10 minutes or so. Another hummingbird is fluttering above the one in the water. He wants to join in but is afraid maybe. But the one in the water is dunking his head, fluffing his wings, again and again. He is having a great time!
I name my friend, Overcomer. He was hesitating at first but decided to jump in. Overcomer is living free. Not just because he is a bird but because he has overcome a fearful obstacle.
Watching nature is a sure way to hear and see God. We just need to open our ears and eyes.
I have areas that I need to jump in to. I hesitate because of fear and uncertainty. Sometimes I just need to test the waters before jumping in. Like my friend, Overcomer.
We don’t need to be afraid when we walk with God. His word says in Isaiah 41:13 “For I am the LORD, your God, who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you.”
What do you need to jump in to?
Father, I pray that You will give us the courage to be an overcomer in that one area we have been hesitating in. Thank you for Your assurance in your Word that you will help us. In Jesus Name.