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As a lot of you know I camp (or glamp-glamour camping) all summer. This year we had two robins nests in the tree next to our camper. While I was doing my Jesus time yesterday God opened my mind to some lessons we can learn from the baby robins that can apply to our relationship with Him.
Honestly, this doesn’t happen to me much anymore, which is why I don’t usually write on Fridays, but alas, the next few weeks will be filled with Lessons from the Robins (might be hit and miss as I do have some reviews scheduled for Fridays).
This weeks lesson is anticipation.
You can always tell when the mama or daddy (I think they take turns feeding the babies since I have seen two birds switch duties) has come to feed the babies. They begin chirping very loudly.
But even before mama or daddy come they are waiting and they are ready when they land, they wait with anticipation and then make a loud noise when they are in the presence of their caretaker.
The same should be true for us. Even when we don’t “see” God or “feel” God we know He is there and we should know at any moment we can be in His presence. When His presence falls on us how can we be silent?
Maybe that is why people don’t get into worship because they don’t believe He is really there. But if we really believe God is there and we are in His presence, as we should be anticipating, how can we be silent?
We should wake up everyday anticipating an encounter with God, we should walk into church anticipating an encounter with God, we should go to work anticipating an encounter with God. You get the point?
The good news is the day isn’t over. Start anticipating an encounter with God. It might be something small or it might be something big. Open your eyes and heart (like the little birds open their mouths to be fed) and see what God is doing around you or in you.