We had an old helmet in our garage that had been the recipient of a nest each spring for many years. For some reason the helmet was taken down. But there was another helmet left on a motorcycle after a ride a month or so ago. Right on cue, a feathered friend came looking for the helmet for a nest and since the old helmet was gone, they attempted to choose the newer one for their babies. Unfortunately for momma bird, that idea was squelched and the new helmet was cleaned out and brought inside. No baby birds in the garage anymore. What’s always been a regular event is gone by the wayside. I wonder if the birds discussed that their former nest has been messed up. I wonder if they flittered and twittered together and talked about how they don’t understand that things aren’t the way they have always been.
Oh beloved, are things changing in your life? Has your former comfortable nest been messed up? Does it feel like God has taken away your favorite things and given you nowhere to rest? Don’t despair. Rejoice! God is doing a new thing in your life! He’s working out the old comfortable always done it that way areas and making room for something entirely new. You may feel uncomfortable, but God says that He wants to take you to a new place, move you into a new realm. You can’t go where things are new without leaving the old. It feels like your world is being shaken up, but really it’s just being rearranged. What is God up to? He’s up to releasing His glory in the world in these last days. He’s looking for those who will make the commitment to follow Him no matter what – no matter what has to be changed, no matter if it takes His people out of their comfort zone. You, precious one, have been chosen to go further with God and it will be awesome! It’s time to quit regretting the change and embrace it! Don’t worry if all the flock doesn’t go where you go. He’s calling you to this destiny and He will call them to their destiny. These last days are not the time to hang onto the status quo. You’ve been hungering and thirsting for God anyway and now He is answering your plea for more of Him. There’s a stirring in your spirit as you look to the former things and wistfully wonder how the new direction will be. But you can know beloved, that whom God calls He equips. Get ready, for God is changing things for your good and His Glory!
God loves you and He’s for you. You belong to Him. If He tears up your comfy nest, then let Him have every last wisp of it. IF He calls you out, then go with Him with a whole heart. This is your day, this is your purpose, this is your calling – to live in the Light of His calling and plan!
Isaiah 42:9 “Behold, the former things have come to pass, Now I declare new things; Before they spring forth I proclaim them to you.”
Acts 20:24 But I do not consider my life of any account as dear to myself, so that I may finish my course and the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify solemnly of the gospel of the grace of God.
Luke 5:28 And he left everything behind, and got up and began to follow Him.
John 10:1 After He has gathered His own flock, He walks ahead of them, and they follow Him because they know His voice.
Psalm 42:1 As the deer pants for the water brooks, So my soul pants for You, O God.