Here in San Diego we have ever so many Red Crowned Parrots! Many years ago, it has been communicated that wild parrots were brought up from their homeland, from where they were born. At that time it was alright to bring these birds, and now it is banned. So has any of you been taken from where you originated, where you began, and taken, stolen, abandoned, or _________, and then over the years, are in a completely different place, than where you started out at, and honestly you didn’t move, you were moved. But you know what, YOU, yes YOU, have persevered, but one thing “we” must do, is quit staring at the past. It is ok, to be aware of, glance back, but “we” need to quit staring at the past.
Yesterday i was watering our front yard, and heard the familiar sound of those parrots, and such joy came all over me. I kept thinking that once they lived in their native land, (Central America), and was captured, brought up here and caged. But somehow they got free, they couldn’t get back to their homeland, but made us (California) their home. I watched them for about a half hour, got done watering, and then got my bike, and camera and went for a ride. They had all (about 60-70 birds), congregated over one street. They were a little louder than usual, and somewhat restless too. I got there and started taking some pictures, and THEN, noticed, a dead red crowned parrot. There was blood running out of its mouth, and it certainly looked as if it had been hit by a bullet. OH MY! I certainly wasn’t expecting this…
SO many of us have been through others as they hurl ugly words (bullets) at us. Some us wonder why we battle everything from depression, to apathy, and OH SO MUCH MORE, and it is so often because of what someone, somewhere, and sometime spoke to us, over us etc. Don’t you remember that this world was spoken into existence?
I am here to say this in your face………….. You have persevered, you are still here, you have come this far:
So many ugly words have been spoken over you, take authority and declare, speak that though those words were indeed spoken, that you will overcome, by “not” accepting when the ugly emotions hit, to keep standing firm, for your breakthrough, deliverance, VICTORY, has begun. One thing is though, if you haven’t started, Please journal, write down the UGHS, the GOOD, the special times you have. I looked through and though i thought i hadn’t learned, grown much spiritually, I HAD. I don’t have nearly as many hurdles; I have ever so much more freedom, but do keep looking back, it’s time to look forward. In conclusion, remember if and when you ever see a free bird, be a parrot, parakeet, cockatiel, dove, or maybe a canary, you are more than a bird, and are being set free of more than you probably will ever comprehend. SHALOM!
I have so much going through my brain, soul, and have had to just slow down, be still and not only KNOW HE IS GOD, but actually stopping, yes just for over an hour, but i actually fell asleep. I KNOW that needs to be done more often. I nearly abhor slowing down, but every time i do, GOD IS THERE. So openly, i am sorry, i repent for it. I don’t discern God’s anger, actually I discern, His pleasure in me, and that I am trying, that I haven’t given up. HE knows, KNOWS, my heart. He knows the way I take, and when as an artist I have posted where showing my work (photography, paintings, book, greeting cards), I have typed, spoken, MY name is Nicole and my daddy, DADDY GOD, named me. Nicole mean victory, victorious one….. I am over 50 years of age, and growing up NICOLE was no one else’s name. I was the only Nicole for nearly 30 years of this earthly life of mine, that i ever heard of. I found out by christian’s, and non-christian’s both that Nicole means Victory of the people, and just ever so many facets of victory. THEN after that i found in christian book stores, and then in the last 10 years on christian web-sites, so often the verse that is given with the name is Job 23:10-11. The Lord has had me go and read and declare/proclaim the entire thought there of Job, which is verse 8-12. But even the Lord has shown me, that i don’t even realize how much i have come through that many other very well could and have killed themselves. I am sooooooo, SOOO, aware of HIS strength that has kept me afloat, above that which could have consumed me. This season it has become aware as well to me, that as i keep going, keep seeking HIM, keep holding fast to HIS path…… I will be 100% delivered of that which has been revealed to me. Below i have added links to Charles H. Kraft and his ministry, for as i have humbled myself, i have found out, stuff that last year, i really didn’t understand or even believe. Don’t be so stubborn and say, OH I DON’T believe that. Of course ask the Lord, and there WILL be times, you are not to change your beliefs, but wow, i didn’t ever know christian’s could be demonized, possessed. My church didn’t know what to do with me, and though the ugh isn’t out of me yet, God has directed me, has spoken to my spiritual man, and even given me a dream, well several dreams to greatly encourage me. Of course there were dreams of correction too. I will share more next time….. I could share ever so more now, but discern to every time there is focal point, to everything there is a season…
Thank you and surely keep me in prayer. HE has never let me go, and one of my weakest points has been to be patient. SHALOM to you Nicole Ramirez
While at the Lake, i chose to get my picture taken, and now share with you.
1957 twas conceived in my birth moms womb.
1958 was born at 3:17am on March 17th.
1960 was legally adopted
1969 My adoptive dad died of lung cancer
1977 was saved and my eternal destiny secured.
1979 married my high school sweetheart
1980, 82, and 1990 each year gave birth to a wonderful son
2002 my mom died of rhematoid arthritis
2005 I chose to look for my birth mother and found my birth father
2006 Demonic manifestations started at night
2008 blank outs started.
2009 was set free, delivered of demons (didn’t grasp this until 2013)
2013 was so drawn to celebrate The Day of Atonement, and in so doing REALIZED am set free and am being healed. Am grasping how much God loves me.