Hoping to share the love, joy, and grace I have received in my own life.

Lesson From a Bird

on April 25, 2019

For the past few days we have found this on our deck in front of our back door. 20190425_092402Above our door there is a small light, but it is flat on the top and only four inches (or so) across. There is a little of this material on top of that light too. The little bird that is trying to build a nest keeps trying, day after day, but the small light is not the right foundation. As the bird returns with more materials, what was already placed on top of the light has blown down. Yet the faithful bird brings more materials, flight after flight and day after day. I am reminded of Psalm 127:1, “Unless the Lord builds a house, its builders labor over it in vain; unless the Lord watches over a city, the watchman stays alert in vain.”

I’m thankful that God always sends me these little lessons when I need them. God always wants to partner with us in the work we are doing. Unless God is at the foundation, we are laboring in vain. I should know by now that when I try to do something by myself, it will eventually fall apart. When God is at the foundation of the work, it flourishes. I have been working so hard on so many things that I was letting ME get in the way of God’s work. I learned from this little bird today that I need to focus on my foundation. All of this that I am doing is not on my own.

Heavenly Father, your immeasurable love for me is more than I deserve. I want You to be at the foundation of everything I do. Help me, God to follow your lead and to remember that I am never on my own.  Amen.


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