So not having my bird has been an adjustment these past three weeks. It has been neat to see God's faithfulness in the midst of the fact that I miss having something to come home to, take care of, and enjoy. However I think there are many ways that God is reminding me to enjoy my relationship with Him.
About four days ago, when I came home, I was just like, "Lord, I miss having something in my room--can't you just like---send me something?" Strangely that same night there was a cricket chirping quite loudly all night long. At first it drove me crazy-all i wanted it to do was "please be quiet!" I thought about killing it, but somehow throughout the next day, I remembered what I had prayed and the little cricket began to grow on me---and I am actually enjoying it's presence now.
So I guess the cricket is my "pet" for now.....and every time I hear him chirp away it reminds me that God cares about the deep desires of my heart----and knows the answer to my needs before I even ask.
The cricket is quite cozy heading between the floor under my night stand and the floor under my bed. It feels like I am camping out every night (without the mosquitoes!)
God is good---May our hearts be overflowing in gratitude towards Him!