Rhythm {Finding my Inner Birdsong} ~ Five Minute Friday

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For five minutes time.
Without editing or backtracking
On one word alone:

Rhythm

Time is fickle. It can wring you dry or leave you drenched in joy. And lately, I’m learning, the choice of time’s outcome is mine.

My mornings begin in sonnet. Between the morning dove’s melody, the cardinal couple’s syncopated chatter, and my everyday sparrows that I’m certain all share the tree outside my bedroom window, I am immersed in song.

I choose to embrace them. Even when their music begins before dawn. Because they know something –from the time they first crack from their egg, they understand something I’ve only begun to comprehend.

Jesus knew I’d need to consider the birds…

Listening to their rising proclamations, I realize they find their rhythm first thing and claim it for the world to hear in unabashed worship.

Not a bad way to start the day.

And I wonder if God has given each of us our own unique birdsong to sing. A sonnet only we can lift high in worship…

Now that’s how I want to use my time.

Father, help me find my rhythm today. The melody You’ve given just to me. I want to shout it out for the world to hear. Unabashedly. For Your glory. Simply for the love of You.

It’s true–time is fickle. It can wring us dry or…or…if we listen to our inner metronome, can overwhelm us with His joy. peace. love. life everlasting.

The choice is mine. And I choose to sing. My story. My song.

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How about you, friend? Have you found your inner birdsong? I’d love to hear.

Thanks for sharing your time with me.

Simply striving,

Nikki

 

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20 thoughts on “Rhythm {Finding my Inner Birdsong} ~ Five Minute Friday

  1. Oh yes, this is so very true. We need to consider the birds. We need to hear and imitate and ask for that which He wants to lavish on us. Thank you for sharing!

  2. Unabashedly – that’s a goal I love – something to strive for. So happy to be here tonight to write on your post – so happy to see you at the FMFParty. You don’t know what a blessing you’ve been this week. God is so good!

  3. Ahhh yes . . . love the correlation with the birdsong and finding our song Jesus gives us! And aren’t our spirits so uplifted when we have a song in our hearts and sing it out!

  4. Oh Sweet Jesus… how He speaks through you my friend!

    “Listening to their rising proclamations, I realize they find their rhythm first thing and claim it for the world to hear in unabashed worship.”

    I promise you I will be thinking of this first thing… when the birds awaken me with a morning breeze and the smell of a midnight rain! And your prayer? So Much Yes! He has been reminding me and retelling me that we are to BE the song… sing it loud… I just love this – and you!

  5. Precious, precious, precious this ——–> Father, help me find my rhythm today. The melody You’ve given just to me. I want to shout it out for the world to hear. Unabashedly. For Your glory. Simply for the love of You.

    Yes and again I say YES! That’s the cry, the prayer of my heart!

    Sweet friend, thank you for, as always, putting my heart’s pleadings into words that I would stumble over and they would never come out like the way you put them.

  6. Dear Nikki
    Oh, what a great post! Just yesterday I was listening to two doves singing together in complete harmony while the finches were making a cacophony of sound! Yet, they were all joyfully praising our Pappa together.
    Much love XX
    Mia

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  8. How I know my birds outside my window πŸ™‚ The Chickadees, Nuthatches, Juncos, Woodpeckers – who have a rhythm all their own πŸ™‚ And then the temporary winter and summer visitors… Beautiful πŸ™‚ Thank you Lord! Have a wonderful weekend πŸ™‚

  9. I had lost my desire to sing but thanks to God, family, friends and the beautiful online community I am learning to sing again. Thank you for being a part of my new song being heard.

  10. Beauty and magic combined to seek His rhythm for your life, Nikki! Praise His holy name for the good work He is doing through you. πŸ™‚

  11. Beauty, Nikki, Beauty! I’ve made several long drives over the last few weeks and I’ve spent some time considering nature and it’s constant worship. I’m praying that for us. Constant worship.

  12. I love that God has given my heart the desire to sing! The thought of an inner bird song made me smile. Beautiful post Nikki. Blessings.

  13. Nikki,
    Love how you sing your song for Him…and I also love listening to birds sing πŸ™‚ but maybe not at dawn πŸ˜‰ Praying for you and hubby’s talk this Sunday πŸ™‚

  14. I really resonate with this post Nikki. I too wake to the birds, singing unabashed. Your thoughts on “our own unique bird song to sing” were beautiful, something I hope gets into my heart on these long hot daughter & housework saturated days.
    Cheers,
    Leah

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