We should never look at our limitations and think that we are unable to
accomplish our God given dreams. We must stand in confidence knowing that
with God by our side nothing shall be impossible to us. If God has been
with us this long and hasn't left our side, then we must stir up our
spirits and move forward with a renewed determination that we will fulfill
and accomplish everything that God has put on our hearts. Be encouraged to
renew your mind with the word of God and know that no matter how hard
things may seem right now, you have the power of Almighty God standing
beside you ready to help you realize every dream that you have within you.
Praise God that He loves us so much that He is willing to meet our every
need and fulfill our every desire. (1 Corinthians 1:26-29) (Romans 12:2)
I hope this message encourages and inspires your heart to believe in
yourself and reach forth anew towards the dreams and desires that have lain
stagnant in your heart. Know that with God by your side, it is a majority
rule that success is ahead of you.
I have seen him before. In fact, I believe now that, after seeing him
nearly every time I go into the back yard, that there is a purpose in our
meeting so often.
I speak to you of signs, verbal nudging, brilliant, glowing, attention-
grabbing moments, that make me aware that God is trying to say something to me.
But there are also subtle, seemingly insignificant occurrences that may in
fact, bring even more important issues to light.
He sent me a feather.
“Oh, Bob there are feathers all over the yard around bird feeders,” you
That's true. So, what is so significant about this one?
The tiny bird handed it to me.
“Okay, too much medication, Bob!”
It is most likely the fact that because I am back to my old self, I have
once again found life in the smallest of things. Most of which goes unnoticed.
A Chickadee. A Black Capped Chickadee. Not any bird. But the same one
over and over.
How can that be? How could I possibly know one from another?
This one has one good leg. The other is crippled and held close to the body.
The very first time I noticed it, I was amazed by the perfect balance and
ease this bird expressed in doing what every other Chickadee does.
I have made it a point to stand just a few feet away from the feeders so I
can see them close up. The only birds that appear unaffected by my
presence are the Chickadees and an occasional sparrow.
My one legged friend always stops by.
We talk. Yes, it's true. I make a high pitched “beep, beep beep,” sound
and they respond.
My friend even dances from pole to pole on the feeder, finally grabbing a
sunflower seed and vanishing to the nearby holly bushes and back again.
“How do you do it?” I asked.
“You are limited and not the same as all the others.”
He teases me and jumps back and forth to show off his power to adapt.
Every single time I walk out there, he appears. Every single time I stand
there amazed by his ability to be what he was created to be no matter what
limits were placed on his life.
“I see you and want to be that brave,” I said.
The thought then came to me that perhaps he looks at me and sees me limited
because I cannot fly.
“Oh, my friend. I would give anything to fly!” I said, and walked back
into the house.
Later in the early evening, as a part of my regular routine, I went back to
the feeders, filled them, added water to the bird bath and waited.
As always my feathered friend appeared.
“Beep, beep, beep beep!” I said.
He quickly darted back and forth showing off a bit.
For the first time he came close enough that I could almost touch him.
The right leg was indeed damaged beyond use.
“Fly for me, please and take my spirit with you so I can soar in my dreams
This will be hard for anyone to believe, but trust me I thought it to be
He tucked his head under his right wing and plucked a feather.
Looking at me as he nervously cocked his head back and forth, he released
the tiny feather from his mouth.
What seemed to me like a dreamy slow motion moment, I watched the feather
falling and reached my hand to catch it.
Looking down into the palm of my hand, the tiny feather appeared to glow in
I looked back up at my “frequent flyer friend,” and said “Thank you!”
Now, as silly as all this may seem to you, I see it as a precious gift from
God. For I had asked my friend to take my spirit soaring and he in turn
gave me a feather so I could fly.
“It won't get me off the ground!” I said laughing.
“But it is a beginning. A little piece of a dream to prove there are no
limits to the abilities you have been given,” the Voice said to me.
I, a part of him in flight and he a part of me grounded in my reality.
The only limits that exist are the ones you choose to accept.
By Bob Perks
Read and meditate on these scriptures:
1 Corinthians 1:26-29 “For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many
wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called: But
God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and
God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which
are mighty; And base things of the world, and things which are despised,
hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things
that are: That no flesh should glory in His presence.”
Joshua 1:9 “Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be
not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the LORD thy God is with thee
whithersoever thou goest.”
Psalm 28:6-8 “Blessed be the LORD, because He hath heard the voice of my
supplications. The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in
Him, and I am helped: therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth; and with my
song will I praise Him. The LORD is their strength, and He is the saving
strength of His anointed.”
Philippians 1:6 “Being confident of this very thing, that He which hath
begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ.”
All of these scriptures can be found in the King James Version Bible.
Today’s Selected Poem: GOD IS ALREADY THERE
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Today’s Selected Testimony: FATHER KNOWS BEST
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In Christ’s Service,
God’s Work Ministry