Alex met Bobby for lunch at the taqueria. As they sat down and began to dig into the chips and salsa, Bobby said “The funniest thing keeps happening. Every morning this bird starts singing right outside my window. He wakes me up about an hour before I have to get up for work. He just won’t stop until I get up. Once I’m up he flies away. You’d think he came just to wake me up.”
Their mondo burritos came, and Alex grinned at Bobby and said, “Maybe he did.”
“Aw, come on, it’s just a stupid bird!”
“And who made the bird?”
Bobby sobered and looked thoughtful. “You mean God sent that bird?”
“Great! If it’s not my wife or one of the kids waking me up, now God himself sends birds to wake me up.” They both laughed at this. Bobby shook his head. “I guess God just doesn’t want me to have any sleep.” He picked up his burrito and took a huge bite.
“Well, how’s your prayer life?”
Bobby almost choked. “Man, don’t ask me things like that when I’ve got my mouth full.”
“What are you getting at?”
“Let me tell you what happened to me a couple months ago. There was this neighborhood cat that would yawl and wake me up. Finally, I would get up to pray. Once I got in the habit of getting up to pray, the cat stopped waking me up. I still get up to pray at the same time. It’s the best thing that ever happened to my prayer life.”
“Wow! You think God is using a bird to get me to pray?”
“None of us can pray too much. Just give it a try,” urged
Alex. “Then let me know how your day goes.
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