Skip to main content

A Squirrel And A Lesson Of Love


This morning as I sat and drank my coffee, I watched this momma squirrel teach her baby where to go to collect their breakfast.  As she ran up and down the tree over the wooden fence, her baby followed her every foot step. Stopping when mom stopped, running when mom ran and jumping to the next spot just like mom was doing. 
It was a peaceful moment in time in which my daddy God reminded me of his love and care for all his children and his love for me.

I began to think back on the many times in my life his footprints  guided me down the tress, over the fences and through the rough spots in my life, 
The many people he placed in my path to encourage me through my brokenness. 
The love of family and friends that feed me with words of strength and healing.
I began to see all the times in my life he used me to feed others even through my own struggles.
When I surrender to his will, my focus shifts from my own brokenness to theirs. 
In return he positions others to stand for me.
Just as the baby squirrel looked to his mom for direction this morning, it is when I seek the footprints of my daddy God I find my way.
No matter what I am facing in life.....
His love is unfailing....
His grace is given abundantly.....
His mercies are new every day....
He never forsakes me.....
And when I can't walk in his footsteps.....
He carries me.

Psalm 73:26
My flesh and heart faileth: but God is the strength of my heart. and my portion forever.

It amazes me what he will use to show his love. 
This morning it was a squirrel and her baby.
 I  share His words which were spoken to my heart this morning as I believe they apply not only me but to all.

"Just as she cares for her baby , I care that much more for you.
I will never allow you to go unfed....
For my love is greater than all others. 
You are mine and the apple of my eye my child.....
It is through me you can do all things.
I bind the wounds and heal the broken hearted....
I will restore 10 fold of what has been lost in your life...
Not only will I do this for you, but for all my children.
Take heart my child it is Me, your Father, who will do great things in your life....
And for all those who love me. "

Romans 8:28
And we know that all things work together for good  to those who love God,
to those who are called according to his purpose.

I encourage you, no matter what you may be facing today....
There is a positive for every negative....
A blessing in every trial......
And a love that is unfailing to carry you through.
Look for His foot steps and keep going.

xoxoxo
Stacey


Comments

Popular posts from this blog

I Don't Know Her Name........

 Over the weekend, I was blessed to travel with an amazing group of people to my home away from home, Cleveland Texas.  It is there supplies were brought and large cooking pots were fired up to cook and serve the community members after hurricane Harvey marked this town with his damaging winds and flooding rain. Serving and caring for those who have suffered a great loss tends to pull on the strings of my heart, however this precious lady not only pulled on my heart strings, her meek and humbleness has lodged a place in the depth of my soul. 

I had watched her walk through the church parking lot, shoulders slumped, her foot steps appearing to be in slow motion with her eyes scanning for someone to talk to. There was softness about her; a presence of need.  She asked if she had to register to gather the supplies she needed. After explaining to her she did not need to register and was welcome to take anything she needed, she humbly began to take a few items, she did not want to take …

Sometimes.... I Cry

Why is it society deems crying as a weakness? Little boys are taught one criteria to be a man is not to cry. Little girls who cry are labeled as too emotional. It seems shedding tears is frowned upon in the grand scheme of life, however truth be told........ tears are the voice of our emotions.

I tend to cry at the drop of a hat these days. Maybe it is hormones or lack of, maybe I am going through the "change" of life, or maybe just maybe my heart has become more sensitive to the things that surround me? I choose to believe it's the latter. I choose to believe my daddy God has answered my prayer when I asked Him to allow me to see others through His eyes.

Sometimes. I. Cry.

And I'm not alone. 

John 11:35 is only two words, two heartfelt words.........
"Jesus wept."

Scripture allows us to see the depth of His love for Lazarus when He heard of his death. Through his tears, we see the voice of his heart, we hear the sound of his emotions. If Jesus can weep,…

Sifting Before the Shifting

I have been hearing the Lord say " shift" for the last year.  Shift in the atmosphere, shift in our nation, shift in the church, and a shift in me.  When I think about the word shift, I see a grand swope of the hand of God moving all into a direction of peace and wholeness.I believe without a doubt He is doing so, however I never once entertained the though He'd have to do some sifting.... sifting in me.

Sifting is a process, a two part process, when sifting wheat. First comes the threshing, the beating of the grain using a flail. Second part is the winnowing, throwing the mixture in the air allowing the wind to blow away the lighter chaffs and the heavier grains to fall back down for recovery.  I take a closer look at this process and begin to meditate on how it applies to my life.

The threshing  is the process of removal; removing those things which will cause me to stumble.When God begins to remove, He does so with the intent of replacing; replacing with those thin…