Friday, December 26, 2014

Thankful Thursday - Little Birdie Blessings


In the mornings, I sit on my back porch in my wicker rocking chair to commune with the Father.  This is what I see...so many little things to be thankful for.  The birds, my pond, bird feeders and baths.  Because we live in Florida, there is still much green.  But I am thankful for the little bit of color we get in December.  The gold and red make me happy.  Here's a little bit more in our neighborhood:


As I was sitting on the porch one day this week, I was thinking about the beauty all around me and thanking the Father.  I started thinking about Painted Buntings.  They come here every year and I've usually already seen some by this time.  I was thinking maybe I should pray to see some, but then I thought, "That would be such a silly, selfish prayer."  At that very moment, a beautiful male Painted Bunting flew on to one of the feeders.  Isn't he glorious?


My heart filled with praise and I remembered that my Father delights in giving me the desires of my heart.  Yes, He loves me (and you) like that.   Here are a few more things He gave me this week:

A beautiful male cardinal doing a little mixed bathing with the sparrows.


He just makes my heart sing with joy.

We took a little drive out to the Indian River Lagoon this week, and received this blessing:

Black Skimmer Terns
So many blessings!

What are you thankful for this week?

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7 comments:

  1. I live in the Pacific NW and we have humming birds yr. round. What type of bird is the beautiful colorful one:) Never seen one before, thanks for the pictures

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  2. It is a male painted bunting, and thank you for your kind comment.
    Humming birds are one of my favorites of G-d's creations - so beautiful and amazing.
    GG

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  3. Gail...How beautiful! We can only stand in awe when the Lord blesses our heart in ways we are afraid to ask for. We have a few birds that hang around during winter but when spring arrives they will be in abundance. However, I am grateful for the few feathered beauties that stick it out. Found you through Spiritual Sundays. Have a great week.

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    1. You are so right about how the L-rd blesses us. It's funny, I have always tried to pray about everything like the Bible says. I've even prayed to see certain birds and had that prayer answered. I think that particular bird blessing was His way of showing me that He knows the desire of my heart even before I pray. What a loving, wonderful Heavenly Father He is to us.

      So glad to meet you, and I hope you'll come back soon.

      Blessings,
      GG

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  4. I popped over for the Grand Social and OH how lovely. The words AND the photos. My senior mom will love those birds. Thank you so much for sharing. :) Happy New Year!

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    1. Nice to meet you, Kaye, and blessings to you and your mama.
      Happy New Year to you, too
      GG

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  5. I live in Crawfordville, a little town about 30 miles south of Tallahassee and I too enjoy the actual change of seasons here. Blessed in so many ways aren't we? Happy 2015!

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