Hanging on Through the Mess

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     A few weeks ago, a couple of birds built a mud nest in the corner of our porch. Before we knew it, they hatched four baby birds. We committed to allowing them to stay and grow up. We would not tear down the nest until the little birds flew away. That commitment seemed easy enough. The family of birds (at least five but probably six) grew and created bigger and bigger messes. They pood all over our porch. We needed to remove decorations and clean them. The parents sometimes nose-dived around us when we used the front door. We learned to watch our steps to keep from tracking the mess into our home. We carefully supervised little children  so they did not touch any of the mess the birds made. Yet, we maintained our resolve to give the birds a safe space until they were ready to face the world. This morning the nest is empty.

     The Lord cares for you. The Lord also cares for those you are in community with at Capstone Church. We started a Be Free movement in our Connect Groups, where we uncover the roots of our behavior and will change our belief system so that we might be set free. As we moved through the last weeks and continue to move through the next months, we may uncover parts of our past that make a mess. Masking poor behavior is one thing, but as we examine our belief systems and our past, things could get messy.

     I urge you to commit now to hanging on through the mess. Pray for your friends and your Capstone Connect Group. The Be Free movement we are living out in our Connect Groups takes introspection, resolve, and prayer. But take heart! Are you not more important than birds? Can you not hang on through the mess to see our brothers and sisters walk free? Are they not more important than birds on a porch?

Look at the birds of the sky, that they do not sow, nor reap, nor gather crops into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more important than they? And which of you by worrying can add a single day to his life’s span? Matthew 6:26-27, NASB

1 Comment

Dorice Alves - July 4th, 2023 at 6:21pm

Is this group open to the public and what is the charge. Proud of you Sister. Darla would be too