Our little lovebird LOVES to be out with us instead of in his cage. When he sees us gathering around the dining room he starts running back and forth in his cage – tappity, tap, tap across the bottom, back and forth on the perch, or on the edge of his basket.
When we let him out he gets to visit with us, snatch pieces of our bread, fly around, and even take baths by the kitchen sink. It is fun for him and us when he is out. However [a fancy word for but], we can’t let him out every time he wants. Sometimes I’m cooking things on the stove, we have a door open, or something else is going on that makes it unsafe for him to be out of his cage.
I wonder if the same situation applies to my relationship with the Lord. I have wants, things I want to do, dreams, etc. I ask the Lord for things, but maybe it’s not the right time for me.
Our lovebird is so adorable and I’d love to always give him whatever he wants, but there are times that it’s just not good for him to be out of his cage. Doesn’t mean I love him any less; it might even mean that I love him more.