Thursday, May 5, 2016

Fw: instinct

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From: Rob Smith <>
To: Rob Smith <>
Sent: Thursday, May 5, 2016 7:44 AM
Subject: instinct

I've noticed that the wildlife that I love to take pictures of at the pond can sense I'm coming very early.  The herons get flushed and fly away before I can get my camera ready.  I'm sure this is survival instinct.  I was thinking about that word, "instinct".  The first few definitions by Webster of instinct are:
  • a way of behaving, thinking, or feeling that is not learned 
  • a natural desire or tendency that makes you want to act in a particular way
  • something you know without learning it or thinking about it
In God's design, He knew that there were times that the conscious brain could not act quickly enough and the individual creature would not know enough to take necessary actions to survive, so He built in some protection...almost like he "hard wired" the emergency response direct from Heaven.
As we navigate our way through life, we often don't know enough.  But there is something inside that is "hard wired" to Heaven that seeks to preserve us and protect us.  The Lord knew that our survival, like the wild animals, could not totally rely on the capability of the conscious mind or the scope of our knowledge.  As we recognize that our design is greater than our limitations we are drawn to the One who is greater than we are and who is even more committed to our well being than we can imagine.
Job 38:36 Who gives intuition to the heart
    and instinct to the mind?
Rob Smith

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