A Lesson From Doves

I woke to a cleansing rain falling. It was more representative to the work The Lord was doing on the inside of me than outside of my home, funny how God works that way. Some of the things I’ve been through make it very hard to trust my “inner” voice. Earlier in the week I heard The Lord tell me someone close to me was manipulative when it came to my emotions. I had felt this for a long time, but feared I wasn’t seeing it clearly. “Lord, if this is you I really need confirmation.” I continued to get ready for work and then went in and began to watch a single dove. It was the first day that it was really cold here. She was on a tree limb, all alone and her feathers were ruffled to keep warm. I studied her for the longest time. As I watched her, all alone on the bare tree (exposed to the wind and cold) The Lord brought to my memory a Scripture in Matthew. “Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves,” Matthew 10:16. I sent my sister, Jennifer, a message and The Lord quickened the same verse to her. There was my confirmation.

Later in the day, I was sharing this encounter with my manager and as I did, I realized I had been seeing this lone dove for a couple of weeks. My Uncle had been telling me it was odd because there were always more. They usually had a mate and traveled more in flocks. His deck would be full when he feeds them in the winter. Yet, all I had been seeing was my lone dove. The very next day after The Lord revealed this to me, I got up and there were three. By the afternoon, I had a tree full. He had showed me what I needed to see. Now, He was showing me I was not alone.

His lesson with the doves continued. He reminded of something He had already taught me. I had learned that doves only focus on one object at a time because of the narrow shape of their head, giving them singular focus. http://www.marklake.org/eyes-of-a-dove/ I want my focus at this point in my life to be fully on God and where He wants me to be. Any distractions pull me away from the destiny He has for me. Once God started opening up these things to me, the enemy started attacking. If he was scared enough to send a “legion” to try to pull me down I’m on the right track. *** smiles *** One final thought, doves also represent the Holy Spirit in Scripture. This is perhaps the best part, yesterday He began to fill my trees with doves. He was reminding me, I’m filled, surrounded, protected by His presence. Every time I see a dove I am reminded of His sweet Holy Spirit. That is worth a praise shout! 💛 ~ Chelle, #f8ithgal

And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water: and, lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon him:” Matthew 3:16

But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.” John 14:26

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