I love watching birds. Being in a country with over 580 types of birds is absolutely fascinating to me. I don't know the names of every single bird. I think this is a Kiskadee. We see them in our neighborhood and in our yard. They swoop in and peck at the seeds or fallen fruit in the yard. Listening to their call is such a joy.
It is as if they are announcing themselves to all within the sound of their voices...
kis- ka- dee, kis- ka- dee!
I enjoy starting my day in the word and in prayer. However, in the midst of a busy and stressful day there are times when you would not be able to tell my day started that way. There are times when I allow people, circumstances or my hormone induced attitude to erase the seeds planted during my quiet time. I wish I could say that in past tense. But, I can't. As a recovering perfectionist it is difficult to cop to that. I want to keep that to myself. Sometimes...I don't even acknowledge it before God. Obviously, during those times I am choosing to forget that He already knows all about me.
That which He plants in me deserves the opportunity to grow and mature...to make me complete in Him. It is up to me to obey the commands, meditate on the promises, and apply the words of instruction laid out in the Bible. I am to blame if I allow anyone or anything to negatively impact my walk with Him. God is faithful. His word can change our lives if we let it.
As I surrender...allowing Him to have His way in my life this year...I also accept full responsibility for the quality of my spiritual life. I surrender to the call to be watchful. I need to watch out for whatever may try to distract me or rob me of the seeds God has placed in my life.
Is there something eating His seeds in your life?
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