In the two years we lived in Tennessee, we were blessed with watching the nesting and hatching of two Bluebird families. The day before we moved, I sat at my office chair to have a quiet moment before more packing. Looking out the window I noticed the clouds moving at a rapid pace. Curious, I watched and wondered. Then, in my spirit, I felt a gentle nudge to go outside and spend time with God.
Settling in a patio chair, I gazed at the sky. Movement and chirping drew my attention. Mom and Dad Bluebird, who had just recently completed their last family, had come by for a visit. Since their family had left, they hadn’t been around very much and I missed their presence. They chirped and spread their wings while they talked, and I wondered if they were trying to communicate with me. I smiled considering the goodness of God to bless me with seeing them again and experiencing such a sweet moment. If I hadn’t noticed the clouds, if I had ignored the gentle prompting to go outside, I would have missed the Bluebird blessing.
How many times are God’s blessings missed? Every day, every moment, God reveals Himself in wonderful ways, but we must take time to notice. Taking time, making time, opening our eyes and ears, our spirits to see, hear, and acknowledge God’s blessings bless us with the ability to experience God’s blessings.
Our Heavenly Father is a good, loving Father and His gifts of love continuously flow from His throne. Today, each day, you are given blessings by God. Don’t miss the joy of God’s blessings. The blessings might come in the chirping of a bird, the fragrance of a flower, or in a myriad of ways that bring a smile to your face and a lift to your spirit. Watch, notice, and be blessed!
“Every good thing given and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shifting shadow.” ~ James 1:17 (NASB)
“O praise the Lord, all you nations! Praise Him, all you people! For His mercy and loving-kindness are great toward us, and the truth and faithfulness of the Lord endure forever. Praise the Lord! (Hallelujah!).” ~ Psalm 117 (AMPC)