This past week I was struggling in an area of my health and God begin to speak to me. I first went into my prayer room to spend sometime with the LORD and to read His word. In all honesty, I was very nervous about my health, so I begin to read scriptures on healing and faith. I begin to pray and ask God to help me to trust Him and not try to understand things with my finite mind.
God first begin to speak to me through His word. He reminded me that He knows the plans that He has for me; plans to prosper me and not to harm me (Jer. 29:11). He then reminded me that weapons may form but they won't prosper against my life (Isa. 54:17). I finally begin to feel His peace and love and I could continue on with that day.
As I was headed to grab me a bite to eat, I noticed a "Red Bird" as it flew across my windshield. Then once I got to the restaurant, I saw two more "Red Birds." I began to smile because I knew that only God would know that I understood the significance of the "Red Bird."
You see, a few years back I was taking a Bible class. The teacher of this class was a female minister. The class was supposed to be about Biblical Leadership, but I would have titled it, "Faith." One day, the instructor came in and begin to tell us her "Red Bird" testimony. She stated, "Every time I needed to know that God was with me, I asked Him to send His Red Bird." She went on to explain that her faith, relationship and love for God increased so much because every time she prayed God would send a "Red Bird" so that she could see it at the very moment that she needed to.
So as I thought about the minister's testimony, my encounter with the three red birds made me smile! I knew that God was speaking to me. I knew that He wanted me to have faith and trust that He would see me through anything. I knew that He was with me and that His love flows deeper than any river! I know that my life belongs to Him and that He would always take care of me and that He cares about our deepest concerns, even the ones that we don't speak.
I admonish you today to spend time with our heavenly Father. Listen for His voice! Know that He is speaking in many different ways, we only need to listen!!
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