A few years ago, I experienced a season of love from God unlike ever before. Though His love for us is never changing, I believe He used this time to truly transform my heart through multiple encounters with His goodness.
One night at church a woman approached me to share an encouraging word. In it, she mentioned she saw me free as a bird, covered with beautiful feathers. Shortly after, another girl approached me and very hesitantly shared that when she saw me, she immediately thought of the feathers of a peacock. She went on to pray for me and encourage me as a friend. I couldn’t stop laughing at the humor of God! Two people in one evening telling me the same word? He must be speaking! The scriptures that both women prayed over me that day had powerfully grabbed my attention and led me to have an ongoing conversation with the Lord about the season of life he was leading me into.
Winks from God
More than a year later, I was constantly seeing peacocks everywhere I went. It became a game of sorts. I’d see them stopped at red light, on the car in front of me in a bumper sticker. I was gifted a necklace and the charm hung a peacock feather. One day I came home to my apartment and there was a box delivered with a peacock stuffed animal inside it. It seemed the Father was constantly winking at me, reminding me that He saw and loved me.
God speaks through anything that gets our attention
God will use anything to capture our attention and transform our hearts. One day, a neighbor knocked on my door. The wrong package had been delivered to him, and he was bringing it over to me. In his arms were several handfuls of peacock feathers. It was so odd–why was this man carrying these around? He explained he and his sons had just returned from a farm where they got to take some feathers home. He looked at the array of feathers in his arm, handing me the best looking one. “Here, this is for you”.
In this time, God taught me how much he cares for our hearts and the things we care about. God speaks through our desires, showing us just how good he is. I pray that as you read this, the desires of your heart are uncovered and met by God. He cares for you.