Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Free Scripture Graphic

God is my strength and power,
And He makes my way perfect.
He makes my feet like the feet of deer,
And sets me on my high places.
2 Samuel 22:33-34

Here's a fresh scripture graphic for you with encouragement straight from God's Word. Free to you for personal use, sharing, or ministry use. Not to be sold please. Save to your computer, print out for bible journaling, or to tuck in a card. Save to your phone and text it to someone as a way to encourage. If you're on facebook, you can find my page here: Little Birdie Blessings Facebook  and share from there.

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Have a blessed day friends.

Thursday, August 2, 2018

All I Can Do Is Pray

Have you ever said "All I can do is pray?", I have. Billy Graham says that's the equivalent of offering a starving man food. Meaning, it's the BEST we can offer someone. Praying unlocks the doors of Heaven and releases the power of God. God wants us to pray for others, He uses our prayers to touch their lives.

Sometimes we see the fruit of our prayers instantly, hours after we pray them, or years later. Who can you pray for today?

pray without ceasing,
1 Thessalonians 5:17

Yet you do not have because you do not ask.
James 4:2

Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; Philippians 4:6

Excerpts taken from "Hope for Each Day ~ Words of Wisdom and Faith" by Billy Graham

Have a blessed day my friends.

Thursday, May 31, 2018

A Unique Flower

He has made everything beautiful in its time.
He has also set eternity in the human heart;
yet no one can fathom
what God has done from beginning to end. 

Ecclesiastes 3:11

Isn't this flower amazing? One of God's magnificent creations. If I hadn't actually photographed it, I might think it wasn't real. It almost looks like something one would find on pinterest as a diy project for a curled ribbon flower. It is real, as real as it's creator. Look around you today, look for God's beauty in creation. What do you see?

Thursday, May 3, 2018

National Day of Prayer

Today is the National Day of Prayer. Please take time today to pray for our country. 

Oswald Chambers had this to say about prayer:

Prayer does not fit us for the greater work; prayer is the greater work.

Yet give attention to your servant’s prayer and his plea for mercy, Lord my God. Hear the cry and the prayer that your servant is praying in your presence this day.
1 Kings 8:28

Have a blessed day my friends.

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Confidence in God's Will

“There are no 'if's' in God's world. And no places that are safer than other places. The center of His will is our only safety - let us pray that we may always know it!”
― Corrie ten Boom

This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. 1 John 5:14

I have felt that I've been in God's will and times I'm out of His will. There's no place I'd rather be, smack dab in the middle of God's will. There is comfort in that secure place.

What does this verse mean to you?

Have a blessed day. 

Sunday, April 1, 2018

He is Risen Indeed!

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.
1 Peter 1:3

Christ, the Lord, is risen today, Alleluia!
Sons of men and angels say, Alleluia!
Raise your joys and triumphs high, Alleluia!
Sing, ye heavens, and earth, reply, Alleluia!
~ Charles Wesley ~

Happy Resurrection Day to you my friends.

Friday, March 30, 2018

Why Good Friday was Good

But He was wounded for our transgressions, 
He was bruised for our iniquities;
The chastisement for our peace was upon Him,
And by His stripes we are healed.
Isaiah 53:5 NKJV

GOOD FRIDAY - The Friday before Jesus' resurrection, the day of his crucifixion. A day which was part of a plan to free you and free me from our sins. Jesus' death and resurrection would change eternity by offering each and every one of us a free gift from God, the gift of Salvation. How? God's word tells us:

that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus 
and believe in your heart 
that God has raised Him from the dead, 
you will be saved.
Romans 10:9 NKJV

The story does not end with the cross.
On Easter Sunday, we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus
and the HOPE that gives us the promise ~
Because He lives, we can live also.

Oh, the love that drew salvation’s plan!
Oh, the grace that brought it down to man!
Oh, the mighty gulf that God did span at Calvary!

Mercy there was great, and grace was free;
Pardon there was multiplied to me;
There my burdened soul found liberty at Calvary.
William Newell ~ 1895

Please join me today, reflecting what Jesus did for us, as we prepare our hearts for the joyful celebration of His resurrection. Easter Sunday.

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Palm Sunday

Palm Sunday Scripture ~ Matthew 21:1-11 (NKJV)

Now when they drew near Jerusalem, and came to Bethphage, at the Mount of Olives, then Jesus sent two disciples, saying to them, “Go into the village opposite you, and immediately you will find a donkey tied, and a colt with her. Loose them and bring them to Me. And if anyone says anything to you, you shall say, ‘The Lord has need of them,’ and immediately he will send them.”

All this was done that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying:

“Tell the daughter of Zion,
‘Behold, your King is coming to you,
Lowly, and sitting on a donkey,
A colt, the foal of a donkey.’

So the disciples went and did as Jesus commanded them. They brought the donkey and the colt, laid their clothes on them, and set Him on them.  And a very great multitude spread their clothes on the road; others cut down branches from the trees and spread them on the road.  Then the multitudes who went before and those who followed cried out, saying:

“Hosanna to the Son of David!
‘Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord!’ 
Hosanna in the highest!”

And when He had come into Jerusalem, all the city was moved, saying, “Who is this?”

So the multitudes said, “This is Jesus, the prophet from Nazareth of Galilee.”

May this upcoming week be a special one for you as we reflect on the real meaning behind Resurrection Day.

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Thursday, March 22, 2018

Awake and Sing ~ Easter Hymn

Hymn Awake and Sing by Alice Cleator, 1900

Awake, awake, O heart, and sing!
The Lord is ris’n today!
Behold a gleam of angel wings;
The stone is rolled away!
Awake, awake, O heart, and sing!
The gloom of death is o’er;
Bright angels haste the news to bring,
He lives forevermore!

Awake from thy slumber,
Morn now is dawning;
Jesus, the victor,
Comes from the conquered tomb.
O sing forth a welcome,
Sing songs the sweetest;
Jesus hath risen!
He lives forevermore!

No longer death has cruel sway;
A light surrounds the grave!
All hail the joy of Easter day;
The Lord is strong to save!
Awake, O heart, the morn is bright,
All doubt and fear is o’er!
The Lord is ris’n in power and might,
He lives forevermore!

Awake and hail with heart and voice
The message of these hours!
With all the wakening earth rejoice;
Be glad with birds and flowers.
Behold the joyous Easter day
That brings the news to earth
Of Easter morning far away,
When life from death had birth.

Mark 16:6
“Don’t be alarmed,” he said. “You are looking for Jesus the Nazarene, who was crucified. He has risen! He is not here. See the place where they laid him.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

A Shelter in the Storm - Hymn

It's been snowing for more than 24 hours here in Maine. Schools and businesses are closed, we're advised not to travel. We are "hunkered" down with our provisions, "weathering the storm" until it passes.

This particular storm is uncharacteristic for this time of year, as are many of the sudden "storms" that come upon our lives - Jesus can be our shelter during these rough times.

The hymn below was said to be a favorite song of the fisherman on the north coast of England, and they were often heard singing it as they approached their harbors in the time of storm.

by Vernon Charlesworth, 1880

The Lord’s our rock, in Him we hide,
A shelter in the time of storm;
Secure whatever ill betide,
A shelter in the time of storm.

Oh, Jesus is a rock in a weary land,
A weary land, a weary land;
Oh, Jesus is a rock in a weary land,
A shelter in the time of storm.

A shade by day, defense by night,
A shelter in the time of storm;
No fears alarm, no foes afright,
A shelter in the time of storm.

The raging storms may round us beat,
A shelter in the time of storm
We’ll never leave our safe retreat,
A Shelter in the time of storm.

O rock divine, O refuge dear,
A shelter in the time of storm;
Be Thou our helper ever near,
A Shelter in the time of storm.


You have been a refuge for the poor,
a refuge for the needy in their distress,
a shelter from the storm
and a shade from the heat.

Isaiah 25:4a