Some of you may know that I have been in a 2 yr dry spell from writing any songs. I haven't written anything since before my brain popped and I needed surgery to stop the bleeding.
I have had many people tell me that I would write many songs from this experience etc... and nothing has come out of me at all. I even lost my voice for a period of time, due to nodules on my vocal chords from the surgery. So that's where I've been.
Recently I have recieved prayer from a couple of different groups I am involved in and still nothing happened and these were powerful times of prayer!
This past Sunday, a guest pastor gave a mini sermon at a service we call Refresh. He spoke of a passage in Genesis 15 where the Lord tells Abram to bring 5 different animal and after he does he cuts them in half and lays them out before the Lord and the birds of prey come swooping in to attack the sacrifice.
This man asked us if any of us had recieved a promise from God that had yet to be fulfilled and some of us raised our hands. He suggested that we were not patient enough with God that we let things like disappointment, despair, fear replace the hope that God has promised us and that those things were like the birds of prey. they have come swooping in to feast on the carcass of our hope, promises and dreams that God has given us. It's our job to stand firm and chase those dark birds away. We need to pick up a big stick and shake it at those creatures that threaten to steal away what God has promised!
I cannot begin to tell you how this spoke to me. I knew that it was a word for me. I am so guilty of letting all kinds of negative thoughts, feelings and emotions take over. So I am going to shake my fists and shout Hallelujah at these dumb birds and get on with the waiting on God to finish what He started in me. I will trust that the dream He has planted in my heart will take root and grow and good fruit will come of the gifts He has given me.
ps I have started working on a song ! It's titled Birds Of Prey for now. Praise God!