“Little Birdie in the Tree”

My Project 63-001


Little birdie in the tree

How often have you provoked jealousy

You seem so at ease with no cares or stress

To me your life looks free and so at rest


Is it because you have learned the secret

Where humans still strive

To live life as God created you

A life meant to trust and rise



We worry and fret over every little thing

When to the Lord we are commanded, our troubles to bring

He values us more than the bird in the tree

They don’t worry about what tomorrow will be


On the branch confidently they are perched

Be it a maple, an oak, or even a birch

They trust in Him to provide for the day

Are we not much better than they


“Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they?” (Matthew 6:26).


“Prayers Go Up and Blessings Come Down” – Yiddish Proverb

When we come before the throne of God we don’t walk away empty handed. We go away knowing the Sovereign of the universe has heard. We go away knowing He will bless according to His perfect plan and purpose.



free to worship

As we enter into His gates on this Sunday morning with thanksgiving and into His courts with praise, we are reminded of the cost that bought our freedom. We praise Him and worship Him! He delivered us, saved us, and brought us through. Shackles are loosed.  Chains are broken and, now we are FREE TO WORSHIP!
Worship is our honor and privilege.  Therefore, we:
“Sing unto the LORD, all the earth; shew forth from day to day his salvation.  Declare his glory among the heathen; his marvellous works among all nations. FOR GREAT IS THE LORD, AND GREATLY TO BE PRAISED: he also is to be feared above all gods.  For all the gods of the people are idols: but the LORD made the heavens.  GLORY AND HONOUR ARE IN HIS PRESENCE; strength and gladness are in his place.  Give unto the LORD, ye kindreds of the people, give unto the LORD glory and strength. GIVE UNTO THE LORD THE GLORY DUE UNTO HIS NAME: bring an offering, and come before him: WORSHIP THE LORD IN THE BEAUTY OF HOLINESS.  Fear before him, all the earth: the world also shall be stable, that it be no moved.  Let the heavens be glad, and the let the earth rejoice: and LET MEN SAY AMONG THE NATIONS, THE LORD REIGNETH.” (1 Chronicles 16:23-31).


Flames may be fierce, but God is fiercer! The enemy will try to burn you up, but God can use those flames to promote you if you will just worship Him, believe and trust that He has you in the midst of it all, because when you are on God’s side:


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My Project 97-001

My devotional reading this morning led me to Daniel 3.  In that, I read the very familiar story of the three Hebrew boys facing the fiery furnace.  Although very familiar, the story wouldn’t let me pass by without further thought.  Reading down to verse 27, there it was, those words that throw the power of God in the face of every enemy we face: “the fire had no power!”

Somebody needed to be reminded of this today.  I don’t know what flames are trying to ignite against you today, God can put it out; or, He can use it to get the glory.  Either way, one can never go wrong by trusting in Him.

He will cause the enemy to be astonished before you; amazed that you are still standing.  Just like the three Hebrews boys, He will not only cause you stand in the midst of the powerless flames…

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“Holy Ground”

holy ground

Stepping into the sacred.  Moses found at one cannot tread the presence of God with a heavy foot.  Lightly and gingerly, with reverence, one must approach with a surrendered heart.

God has since, through our Lord Jesus Christ, come to dwell in the recesses of the believing.  To live inside him/her that were created in His image and are now filled with His Spirit.  How then do we care for those courts where His presence resides?  Are the members being yielded to sin or are they carefully following the path of His leading; preserving the holy and persevering for the right?  Where ever He is, it is holy ground.

Let not the days go in a blur that we forget the treasure we now hold inside.  Radiating from our inner most being we, who are called by His name, should feel His unction and pulling, urging us toward the right.  He, through His love, pleads for us to not carry His sacred assembly to places of spiritual danger, toil, and sin.

Mark the value in you.  Raise it up as a standard to keep oneself in the midst of His delight; in the joy of His salvation, bearing about in you the body of our Lord.  The holy ground inside you screams to be cherished and protected.  There is sacredness in where He now dwells.

“And he said, Draw not nigh hither: put off thy shoes from off thy feet, for the place whereon thou standest is holy ground.” Exodus 3:5

“Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you? If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are.” 1 Corinthians 3:16-17