The Flicker Family

#Animals, #Birding, #Instinct, #Nature, #Photography

The woods are awakening. A multitude of sights and sound echo the arrival of spring. The Flicker’s voice can be heard most of all on this day. We happened upon this Flicker Family as they are preparing to expand their family.

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The male and female Flickers are both taking turns to sit on the eggs. Above, the male Flicker sticks his head out as he awaits the return of his mate. It was wonderful to see these two as they work together, sharing their duties, all for the sake of family.

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Now that his mate has safely returned, the male Flicker can now fly off and take a short break. They already know their responsibilities and what it will take to raise their family safely in the woods.

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Access to Instinct and Much More

#Christianity, #Holy Spirit, #Instinct, #Love

Instinct

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Birds of the air have an instinct, in that they know when to head north and when to head south again. They also know what foods they can eat and when to store up their food before a storm.

Mankind also have an instinct. Because of our instincts, we are incline to desire a peace of mind, happiness, love joy and much more. However, this is only the beginning of what we can attain, but most of us end up settling for temporary moments of peace, temporary moments of joy etc.

These are the people who divide you, who follow mere natural instincts and do not have the Spirit. Jude 1:19

Life is not perfect as a Christian, but when we become Christians, we have much more than instincts to go by. We now have access to the Holy Spirit to be our Guide. Life will still be tricky because there is more than one Spirit, so we will still need to tread carefully. The bible tells us to test the spirits to see which is of God.

Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world. 1 John 4: 1  (Many end up following the wrong spirit which can then lead to a host of negative issues.)

So, we don’t just have to go by instinct and settle for less, there is much more to be gained with the Holy Spirit as our Guide. If we know or bible we will get to know the Holy Spirit much better. THIS SPIRIT HAS A COMFORTING VOICE