In May of 2010, I had a bird family move into my recycled plastic bags in my front garden area. It was strange. God was sending me a message. I needed to pay attention.
I watched the parents build a nest in the bags; meticulous and persistent, bringing in twigs and such. Soon there were eggs and then baby birds.
The parents were vigilant caring for the little ones, just as God cares for us; providing all of our needs and some of our wants.
Soon, the babies grew up. They began to take flight and leave the nest one by one.
There was one little guy left behind; struggling and squawking, needing extra support. A day later, the little guy took off.
There will come a time in one’s life that we may be embarking on a new journey or leaving behind that which does not work or serve any universal purpose. When this happens, God will provide the assistance, time and place to get us “Into Flight.”
“I have so much for you. You will not be able to contain it!”
We are so busy in our daily lives. We forget the possibilities that abound us and the good God has in store for us.
I am encouraging you to change your way of thinking? Why?
God has opened the “Windows of Heaven.”
Here is God’s promise taken from Malachi 3: “I will open the windows of heaven and pour out on you in abundance all kinds of good things.” He never rescinds on his promises.
This morning, after my “Share Time” with Yeshua Jesus and breaking bread during the “Meal that Heals”, I was given this vision:
I was standing under a waterfall on the side of a mountain. The water was pouring over me, encompassing my being; a representation of ‘God’s Blessings’ being poured forth from the “Windows of Heaven.”
I looked down and there were other waterfalls below. I watched the water pour out, as a never ending cycle of God’s Love.
Don’t block the blessings!
“That which is opened cannot be closed.”
I found this great photo by Claude Piche and it is a perfect snap shot of my vision. God is good!
“Bringing in the Light!”*
Recently, we discussed the” Flowing Light” with the windows of heaven opening; pouring forth one of the many blessings God wants us to have.
Now we go one step further, “Into Flight.”
In order to get “Into Flight” we have some foundation work to do before taking off.
First, accept the blessing that fell out of heaven’s window. It gives one an opportunity to “Bring in the Light.” Wrap it around you like a comfy blanket. It is, in fact, God’s armor! Don’t leave home without it!
Remember, “Putting on the whole armor of God means we do not ignore the warning signs of stress, where weak links in our protective covering begin to crack under pressure.”*
Ponder this message and I will see you on Sunday for Part 2 of “Into Flight!”
“God has created everything we need in the spiritual realm; waiting for us to call what we need from the spiritual realm into the natural realm.” **
*Awakening the Inner Ticker of Life, pg. 67-68
“In my Light is my Love for you and the hope I have for you!”
God said, “Put me to the test and you will see that I will open the windows of heaven and pour out on you; in abundance all kinds of good things.” (Mal. 3) One of these “good things” is the Light.
The Light flows in and around those who believe; penetrating any barrier of darkness.
During the transfiguration, with his friends looking on, “A change came over Jesus. His face was shining like the sun and his clothes were dazzling white.” (Mt. 17)
Jesus said, “I am the Light of the World.” Come and bask in the reflection of my Light!
“Never let the Light extinguish. Keep it blazing in your heart!”
“He hides me in his shelter when there is trouble.” (Ps.27)
Last week, while in prayer; the Taize Chant, “The Lord is My Light” popped into my head. God shows up in a whisper or a song, when I need it most.
The same day, I pulled one of my books off the shelf and randomly opened a page. On the page was a quote taken from Psalm 27, “The Lord is My Light and Salvation; Whom Shall I fear?” This was my 2nd confirmation that this Psalm deserved a second look.
When blessings come, I can pay attention; embrace the message that God has my back or retreat into the darkness of whatever challenge is knocking at my door.
Have courage, this is no time to recoil. Remember, “The Lord is My Light, My Life and My Salvation!”
Pause & Reflect:
The Lord is My Light
“I must be where my Father’s work is.” (Lk.2)
Jesus described his work as “being about my Father’s business.” What was he referring to? He was focusing on the work he was sent to do.
Christ said, “With the bigger picture in front and before me, I knew time was short and life was closing in around me. I had to look beyond the trivial and make a decision and stick to it; regardless of which way the wind of the world was blowing.”
When called to do the work there are two choices to consider:
Will you be about God’s business or will you be about the world’s business?
If you choose the latter, you will stumble along the way and waste precious time on nothing.
Christ encourages us to not squander our peace regardless of the circumstances.
Reflection: “Am I doing the will of the one who sent me in order to finish His work?” (Jn. 4)
“It is in this transformation, the making of a new vessel; it is here (in the heart) where the messages will pour forth. They are born in the Spirit and birthed in the heart.”
God is always trying to get my attention. In my world, I call this “Getting Beeped.”*
I had a dream the other night and I heard the words, “Transformation & Truth.” When the message is loud and clear, I pay attention and it’s a good thing I listen.
The next day, I received a follow up confirmation while searching for a scripture verse:
”God’s plan for transformation of life is to believe in His promise, ‘I will make you.’ God wants to be the cause that produces the effect of a transformed life.” (e-Sword)
Getting to the bottom of a situation is how we find God’s truth in the quietness of life; pausing and re-focusing by following the dream, inspiration or confirmation.
St. Paul, a flawed and transformed individual wrote these words: “Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind; so that you may discern what is of God – good, acceptable and perfect.”
We are the work of God’s hands molded and ready to step out, “I walk in the Light of Your Truth.” (Ps. 26:3)
“The one who walks with integrity speaks the truth within his heart.”(Ps. 15:2)