As she pulled out of the Wal-Mart parking lot, the gas light dinged and shined brightly. A dozen thoughts ran through her mind . . . “the kids have VBS every day this week, that is more gas than usual. I have houses to look at this week, that is more gas than usual, so now I have to take Chris to work every day instead of two or three days this week, that is more gas than usual. Oh no, I’m over due for an oil change and why are my tires making that knocking sound when I turn? What bills are due this week. . . . ?”
The more her thoughts carried, the harder her heart beat as panic set in.
As her fear grew, an old familiar song made its way over the speakers . . .
“but the voice of truth, tells me a different story. the voice of truth says do not be afraid. and the voice of truth, says this is for my glory . . . out of all the voices calling out to me, I will choose to listen and believe the voice of truth.”
Reassurance set in as she reflected on how the Lord had met their every needs and then some.
That silly light and ding meant nothing as she worshiped through song the rest of her way home.
The timing of me getting out of Wal-Mart, in my car and hearing that song was not by accident. I believe it was a divine appointment and gave me an opportunity to make a choice.
At that very moment I had to choose, do I worry and fret about nothing I have control over, or do I trust a Living, Holy, Perfect God that is my provider?
I chose the latter.
Matthew 6:25 – 34 reads, ”
Do Not Worry
25 “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes?26 Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? 27 Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?
28 “And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. 29 Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. 30 If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith? 31 So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’32 For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.
34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
My heart leaps when the Lord speaks to my soul through nature, especially birds. I remember the first prayer walk I went on, He used birds to speak Psalm 91:4 over me. And then throughout the last 15 plus years, He has continued to use birds to show His hand, whether by a bird flying in front of the car carrying a worm in it’s mouth, or watching birds build nests, finding feathers everywhere, or seeing birds diving in the ocean to gather their food, and even most recently . . . every where I have turned there have been birds protecting their young from black birds. That has been my visual showing of a spiritual battle going on around me. It has been absolutely awe-inspiring and encouraging to my soul.
I am so thankful how He speak and provides comfort to us.