I really hate birds. I had an aunt, who had one, and it would fly around and it really wanted to peck my eyeballs out. I would never have one as a pet. Some folks love them, but to each his own on the matter. But, I read about a woman who was chasing her pet cockatoo into the woods and then got stuck waist deep in mud, really stuck. Someone in the area called 911 to report that she was trapped about 150 yards into the woods. Area firefighters responded, along with state and county police. By the time they got to her, she had freed herself. She was uninjured, police said. “She thanked everyone for their help and she said, basically, that this will never happen again.” Sadly the 55-year-old lady still has been unable to catch her escaped bird, state police said.
Now, why did I tell you all this? Because this lady loved her bird so much, and was so determined to catch that bird that she was not going to let anything stop her, not even evidently a waist deep mud hole. She was determined to plod through the mud hole all to get her bird. Her devotion and determination is impressive.
You see, Jeremiah 29:13 says “You will seek Me and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart.” How many of us feel that we find God daily. I mean spend time in the presence of God. You see we let almost anything get in the way of that. We let sleep, if you got up just 15 minutes earlier you could have some time with God. We let the radio, cut it off and pray on your ride to work. We let cell phones, cut back on the pointless chatter and redeem the time. What I am saying is today; strive to spend time for God. I know everyone is busy, but if you look, search, and strive for God, He will provide the time and the opportunities for you. You will always find time to do the things you want to do. So, make the time for God for today. No excuses!