Read the title? Can birds speak!? And I’m sure you are looking at me with a sigh and thinking, “come on, everyone knows the answer is: No! Birds cannot speak!”
Well, recently, one morning I refused to wake up! Kept shutting down multiple alarms and snuggling back in my blanket (ps: supposedly my prayer time). I heard the Holy Spirit ask me to get up many times but I kept saying, “Lord, I’m so tired, please just 5 more mins and I’ll get up.” But eventually didn’t.
The parrot who spoke.
And then… I had this ‘one funny parrot’ come and sit on my window.
Suddenly, this parrot starts screaming for nothing!!! And trust me I’ve had parrots come at my window and go away and make a little noise. But this one! Was too much, ooo!
For the record, parrots can be really loud!!!! And to top it up, this was not any ordinary parrot for sure.
I remember, trying to shut my ears with my pillow and continue sleeping. But this parrot would just not shut up.
Finally, I gave up! I got out of my bed grumpy and angry at the parrot. And I opened the curtain with great force.
(If you know something about smaller birds, they’re quite scared creatures. A little movement and they’ll fly off)
But this parrot ahh… When I opened the curtain suddenly, instead of flying off with fear, it stopped screaming, sat eagerly, and started staring at me. Not only so but I noticed it was popping its head as though it was just waiting for me to come outside.
Daddy is too good, ooo!!
When I saw that, I started laughing!!!! Couldn’t help but think that Daddy sent that parrot to wake me up to spend time with Him because I wasn’t getting up. I started jumping and praising. I couldn’t help but smile at how cute God is!!
Now you may say, hey, that’s just one parrot and it could be a coincidence.
Wait hear me out!!
Another morning a few days ago I promised God that I would get up at a certain time to pray, but eventually didn’t. Hours passed by and guess what? This time I hear 2 parrots on my window, screaming. Immediately I jumped out of my sleep, knowing that God sent them. And this has happened a couple of times now….
Now I’m sensitive to parrots. I believe with all my heart every time I’m sleeping and a parrot knocks on my window it’s actually the Father telling me, “daughter get up and pray.”
Anyway, you know that parrots can speak if you train them a bit, right? But here’s something that made me absolutely leap for joy.
The sparrow who spoke.
One afternoon, as I was walking up and down my bedroom and praying, suddenly thoughts of worry started ‘worrying’ me. (Pun intended) I started getting thoughts of the expenses coming up and the amount needed to cover it, etc. But, as I continued to pray, guess what happened?
A sparrow comes and sits on my window. Now you see, parrots are still common visitors but sparrows are rarely ever seen sitting on my window. But this time it did.
And again this sparrow was different. It was one chubby, healthy, round sparrow. One like I had never ever seen before.
Immediately the Holy Spirit very sweetly said to me “isn’t it well fed?”
And I was like, “yes yes, very well fed.”
And the Holy Spirit said, “right, and you are worth more than many sparrows.”
Immediately I was reminded that the Word of God says in:
Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? Which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature?
Are not two sparrows sold for a copper coin? And not one of them falls to the ground apart from your Father’s will. But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Do not fear therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows.
When I saw that, tears filled my eyes. And my heart was fully convinced that “Yes! my heavenly Father feeds even the little sparrow. And look at it, it is indeed well fed. How much more will my Heavenly Father take care of all that I need.”
You see now how birds can speak? Don’t be surprised. Do you not know that the Bible says in Genesis 1:28..
Then God blessed them, and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over every living thing that moves on the earth.”
You read that right. Dominion! That’s the call on our life. And when we begin to truly understand that, hey, expect such things to happen.
So, coming back to the question. Can birds speak? Well, literally speaking, I don’t know about that. But I definitely have a God who can speak to a woman walking in dominion through birds. So be intentional today and look out. Maybe your Father in heaven is speaking to you today through these little birdies…