This morning a most unusual thing happened. As my daughter went out onto the patio deck, she was about to close the door behind her when a bird flew in the house. Lo and behold, it is another parakeet!
We never leave the patio door open because we have a cat that tries to escape, so for the bird to fly in at exactly that time was like a million to one. The timing of it had to be precisely right! The interesting thing is how the Lord gave me a message from what happened.
As soon as we caught the bird, (who is wild, by the way, not a tame bird), we put it in the cage with the other two. Yes, two. Now we have three! My daughter in law, Tausha, will laugh when she reads this because she always says we have the DoLittle anointing! Ha! She's right. smile emoticon Pets seem to find us. I immediately said to Talia, "Have you been praying for another bird??" (That was how the first one showed up!) But when she said no, I had to ponder if the Lord was up to something. I asked Him if He had a message through what just happened.
The first thing the bird did when I put her in the cage was to sit down and put her head down. I couldn't tell if she felt relieved or what. One of our birds, Percy, began to talk to her and groom her feathers, and as he did, she just sort of leaned into him and let him do it. After a few minutes she jumped down and started eating. I could tell she was hungry.
As I prayed and asked God if He had a message through this unusual sign. I started thanking Him that whoever was meant to find us, would. I recalled the demoniac that ran to meet Jesus when Jesus crossed the lake and went over to the other side. The demonized man, even in his worst state, ran to where Jesus was and began to worship him. WHY? Because he desperately needed rest. His mind was tormented and his body afflicted. Now, this message is not just for us but for anyone who will have ears to hear what the Spirit is saying. God is about to bring people into your life suddenly and unexpectedly, and He is doing it because they need something from you. They need rest. They need prayer. They need to be set free from their demons, and the things that afflict their mind and body. The door is already open, just make sure YOU ARE NOT THE ONE THAT CLOSES IT. Some of these people may not be someone you want to take the time to minister to. They may catch you off guard. Don't let the opportunity slip by to allow Holy Spirit to minister to their need. People cannot be at rest when they have no peace. They cannot be at rest when their thoughts and mind is full of fear, worry and unhealthy thoughts. Their bodies cannot be well until they are delivered from what ails them, and YOU ARE GOD's CHOSEN VESSEL. Pay attention to the prompt in your Spirit. If you feel that nudge to go do something, GO! Whatever the Lord tells you to do, just do it! Don't go looking for someone else to pray. Get over your insecurity and go do what needs to be done! You have asked God to help you feel fulfilled and useful; now you must be willing to do your part. You may feel that you are ordinary and lack the anointing for the task at hand, but remember that it's not your anointing anyway; the anointing is the Holy Spirit's and He will do what you in your natural state cannot. You just need to be willing. God can turn the water into wine when you put yourself in the Master's hand. What seems to be ordinary can, in an instant, turn into an a vessel anointed to welcome the supernatural. God shows up when we feel least prepared for it. Jesus didn't necessarily recognize the time of His ministry had come, either. Trust God to meet the need of the person before you. Jesus longs to give people rest, and He's counting on each and every one of us to work with Him in the harvest. LEAVE THE DOOR OPEN. Every revival first started with someone that said yes to God and made themselves available to touch the needs of others.