Anticipate Jesus

Over the last few day’s I have gotten some neat shots of the hummingbirds that have been visiting my front porch. They aren’t perfect and I’m no professional but each day I am getting better and less rushed in trying to get my shots.

A little patience goes a long way.

I was watching the hummingbird’s behavior and learned something.

They are afraid of wasps.

And while hummingbirds are small and super fast, they aren’t as small as a wasp.

I found it interesting that the hummingbird just didn’t claim the feeder and scoot the wasp out of the way.

So I did some research – here’s what I found:

. . . other insects, particularly bees and wasps, can sometimes out-maneuver and attack a hummingbird. A single sting may be fatal to a hummingbird, because there is so little body mass to absorb the venom, but there are few data to know the extent of this. https://www.hummingbirdsociety.org/predators/

And I started comparing a Christian’s arch enemy – Satan, to the believers life. And I started thinking how many times I’ve allowed Satan to rise above my foot level giving way to fear and anxiety or causing me to shift my focus . . . .

Drawing me away from my source of life . . . Jesus.

Scripture says in Romans 16:20 that the God of peace will crush Satan under my feet. So if he has such a lowly position why do I give him authority over my life?

When I was searching for scripture references on this I came across a short clip from one of my favorite preachers, Tony Evans. Listen to this short clip . . .

Satan is under your feet

Here are some other photos I took of the hummingbird in our Crepe Myrtle.

Then I sort of got caught up in this image here . . .

It’s actually included in the images above – but he had changed his position so I couldn’t find him as easily as when he was facing me with his colors showing.

Do you see how easy it is to miss the hummingbird because of its position?

It’s easy to recognize Satan’s tactics when he comes at us showing his true colors without a mask and not all prettied up – we can see some of his plan when he is at his boldest . . . but I’ve come to learn the last few months that it is when he changes things up a bit – when he makes himself look different that we can actually miss his tactic and confuse them for the Lords.

Especially when we aren’t in the Word and spending time with Jesus daily.

It’s easy for Satan to hide his deception in the beauty to bring confusion.

He’s cunning and conniving like that.

Creation testifies to God’s glory. I see references of scripture in nature and love how the Lord speaks to me and the visuals He gives me to teach me.

He’s all around us.

We just have to slow down and look for Him.

And anticipate Him.


See to it that no one takes you captive through philosophy and empty deception, according to the tradition of men, according to the elementary principles of the world, rather than according to Christ. Colossians 2:8

But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it. “Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves. Matthew 7:14-15

I love you,

Stacey

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