Thursday, June 20, 2019

A Hymn Story - Moment by Moment - free graphic


Be strong and of a good courage;
be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: 
for the Lord thy God is with thee 
whithersoever thou goest. 
Johsua 1:9

A hymn of encouragement for those (as the song says) with trials, burdens, sorrows, heartaches, tears, danger, weakness, and sickness that points us to our God who moment by moment, keeps us in His love. 


free for personal or ministry use


This hymn Moment by Moment was written by Daniel Whittle (1840-1901). While attending the World's Fair in Chicago, he heard a pastor remark he needed God every moment of the day. This prompted Whittle to pen the lyrics to the hymn. His daughter May Whittle Moody (wife of D.L.Moody's son), composed the music.

Whittle offered Ira Sankey (American gospel singer and composer, associated with evangelist D.L. Moody) copyright of both words and music if he'd have 500 copies printed on fine paper. Whittle distributed these to his friends. Sankey had the hymn published and it became very popular in England as well as a favorite of Andrew Murray, a South African writer, teacher and Pastor.

Did you see how God works in this little hymn story? A man went to the fair; heard a remark; wrote words based on that remark, gave to his daughter who wrote music for it, daughter happened to be married to an evangelist's son. Evangelist happened to have a singer and composer who could get the song copied and published, which ended up in the hands of a well known writer, pastor and teacher.

I wonder how many people this hymn has encouraged?? Probably millions. There are no coincidences with God. When we're faithful to what He prompts us to do, we are part of a bigger plan . . the full extent known only to Him. 


MOMENT BY MOMENT

Dying with Jesus, by death reckoned mine;

Living with Jesus, a new life divine;
Looking to Jesus till glory doth shine,
Moment by moment, O Lord, I am Thine.

Refrain:
Moment by moment I’m kept in His love;
Moment by moment I’ve life from above;
Looking to Jesus till glory doth shine;
Moment by moment, O Lord, I am Thine.

Never a trial that He is not there,
Never a burden that He doth not bear,
Never a sorrow that He doth not share,
Moment by moment, I’m under His care.

Never a heartache, and never a groan,
Never a teardrop, and never a moan;
Never a danger but there on the throne,
Moment by moment He thinks of His own.

Never a weakness that He doth not feel,
Never a sickness that He cannot heal;
Moment by moment, in woe or in weal,
Jesus my Savior abides with me still.


free for personal or ministry use

I hope you've enjoyed this hymn story and in some way it has encouraged you. Have a blessed week.

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Prayer & Free Pretty Prayer Graphic

Many years ago, when a family member was seriously ill, an acquaintance told me she'd be sending all her positive energy for healing. I thanked her for the concern. I knew that all the positive energy she and her friends had combined, wasn't going to help my loved one.

God gave us His Word, the Bible as an instruction manual for our life. A quick online search (www.biblegateway.com) gave me a word count that pray/prayer is mentioned over 600 times in the King James Bible. I did a search for "positive energy" and it's no surprise, that phrase is not in the Bible.

And pray in the Spirit on all occasions
with all kinds of prayers and requests.
With this in mind, be alert and always
keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.

Ephesians 6:18

click for largest size, free for personal or ministry use, not for sale. 

Have you ever thought - All I can do is pray!!

Billy Graham said that's the equivalent of offering a starving man food.


Meaning, it's the BEST we can offer someone.

He says, 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.

I have a dear friend in a severe trial. When I saw her this past week, she said she was filled with so much anxiety that particular morning, she could hardly bear it. She prayed and asked the Lord to lift the oppressive burden from her and she immediately had a sense of peace wash over her. The trial didn't go away, but the Lord gave her the peace she needed for that day. It was evident on her face. There was a physical change I saw in her before she even told me.

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6-7

Elisabeth Elliot - What God gives in answer to our prayers will always be the thing we most urgently need, and it will always be sufficient. 

Corrie Ten Boom – Sometimes I pray with an open Bible and say, “Father, You have promised us this, now I trust that You will do it.” I know God likes that for He has meant every promise and He is pleased when we believe His promises.

Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. Jeremiah 29:12-13

My husband (and pastor) shares his thoughts on prayer: 
Have you ever thought of all the people in the world, who are praying at the same time in hundreds, possibly thousands of languages and dialects? God hears every prayer. He not only hears the prayers, He remembers every word of each prayer. The number of prayers God has heard since Adam & Eve is as the number of the grains of sand by the sea. That in itself is remarkable, yet to further astound us is the fact He has remembered every word that has ever been spoken by anyone. He knows all the words we will ever speak. We serve an awesome, omniscient God with unlimited abilities.

The Lord is near to all who call on him,
to all who call on him in truth.

Psalm 145:18


My stepson and his wife have a prayer jar with names of people or situations that need prayer. After dinner, each family member (children included) chooses a stone and prays. One of their prayers was answered today for someone they had been praying for five years.

Trust.... leave the details to God. He knows your future, He knows what is best for you. He knows you better than you know yourself. His thoughts toward you, outnumber the sand on the beach. That's Awesome!!

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Friday, June 7, 2019

Free Vintage Graphics - Missionary Quotes



I have a lovely new printable for you to download if you'd like. It features three different quotes by three missionaries - Hudson Taylor, Corrie Ten Boom, and Elisabeth Elliot. You'll see an example below of what the printable looks like, it's in pdf format and the link is available at the end of this post.


Hudson Taylor (1852-1905) was a missionary to China and founded China Inland Mission (CIM). Hudson trusted God completely for all aspects of his mission work. The featured quote is:




When I cannot read,
when I cannot think,
when I cannot even pray, 
I can trust. 
~ Hudson Taylor ~

Corrie Ten BoomCorrie, her father and other family members helped many Jewish people escape the Holocaust during WWII. Corrie and her sister were sent to a concentration camp, where he sister died and she was later released due to a clerical error. She continued to serve the Lord. One of  history's greatest women of faith. The featured quote is:


When God allows extraordinary trials for his people,
He prepares extraordinary comforts for them. 
~ Corrie Ten Boom ~ 

Elisabeth Elliot - Missionary, author and so much more. One of the top influential Christian women in history. Her first husband, Jim Elliot was killed in 1956 along with other missionaries while attempting to make contact with the Auca people. The featured quote is:



Help me to receive grace, 
to keep a quiet heart,
sure that I am, in this very moment,
held in the everlasting arms. 
~ Elisabeth Elliot ~

My friend Michele, who blogs at Living Our Days, has probably read every one of Elisabeth books and frequently write about her. Here is one of her posts about Elisabeth's new book Suffering is Never for Nothing
Knowing God in the Midst of Our Pain
 


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Friday, May 31, 2019

6 Free Printable Hymn Tags


Speaking to yourselves in 
psalms and hymns and spiritual songs,
singing and making melody 
in your heart to the Lord;
Ephesians 5:19



There is great comfort received when listening, singing or playing the old hymns. The words are timeless. I grew up with the old hymns and started playing them on the piano when I was quite young. I'd listen to them intently in church and go home and play them.

I've made a pdf file featuring six hymn tags, available for free to you. Just download, print and cut (link below). I've shown some where I punched a hole and added some off white seam binding. My favorite kind of ribbon!





You can access the download here: 



Hymns featured on the tags are as follows. Some of the titles have links, which will take you to more information here on my blog about that particular hymn. 


Count Your Blessings

What a Friend We Have in Jesus






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Friday, May 24, 2019

Free Lovely Scripture Printable

I sought the Lord, and he heard me, 
and delivered me from all my fears.
Psalm 34:4



I will instruct you and teach you 
in the way you should go;
I will guide you with My eye.
Psalm 32:8


These two beautiful scriptures are free for you to use for personal or ministry use. There are two ways you can obtain them. The first way is to click one of the images above to get the largest size and save to your computer. I have made a pdf printable for you using both of these lovelies. There are four of each on the page.

Just click the link below to download, print and cut out. Perfect for Bible journaling, junk journaling, tuck them in encouragement cards, use as bookmarks, happy mail, put them around your home, lots of possibilities. I hope you enjoy them.

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TO DOWNLOAD YOUR FREE PRINTABLE



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Friday, May 17, 2019

Free Scripture Cards Printable

Hello friends. I have a new printable for you today which is a a set of 8 different vintage postcards with scripture on them. It's available free to you for personal or ministry use. Pdf format and prints out on 8 1/2" x 11" paper or card-stock. You'll find the link to download at the end of this post. 




Just print, cut and use to make cards, tuck in cards, make bookmarks, use for bible journaling, junk journals, lots of possibilities. How will you use them? 


My favorite verse among the cards is the lower left.

My times are in thy hand. Psalm 31:15a

Hymnist Eliza Hewitt wrote:

My times are in my heav’nly Father’s hands,
Their changeful scenes I should not fear;
The reason why, He fully understands,
He will not cause a needless tear.





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Have a blessed day friends. 

Friday, May 10, 2019

A Mother Who Prays - Poem - Free Graphics

Some have had kings in their lineage,
Some to whom honor was paid.
Not blest of my ancestors - but,
I have a mother who prays.

I have a mother who prays for me
And pleads with the Lord every day for me.
Oh what a difference it makes for me - 
I have a mother who prays.

Some have worldly success
And trust in riches they've made - 
This is my surest asset,
I have a mother who prays.

My mother's prayers cannot save me,
Only mine can avail;
But mother introduced me to Someone - 
Someone who never could fail.

Oh yes..I have a mother who prays for me
And pleads with the Lord every day for me.
O what a difference it makes for me - 
I have a mother who prays.
Author Unknown



Well known women’s Bible teacher and author Elizabeth George says: You and I as parents must always be praying hope for our children regardless of their age or stage in life.

In fact, this is yet another one of God’s “missions” for moms and dads: We are to be diligent prayer warriors. We are to do battle through prayer on behalf of our precious children. Pray for their spiritual growth into a man or woman after God’s own heart as your calling, your mission assignment from God.

Commit to doing your part
and trust God to do His!  

~ Elizabeth George ~

For those who do not have children, reach out to children or young women who need a mother's influence in your circle of family and friends. One can always pray for them if nothing else.


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Friday, May 3, 2019

Free Psalm Scripture Graphic




"God is bigger than your problems. 

Whatever worries press upon you today, 

put them in God's hands and leave them there." 

~ Billy Graham ~




I sought the Lord, and He heard me,

And delivered me from all my fears.

Psalm 34:4


Hello friends. I know I haven't been posting regularly to the blog. I am going to be posting now every Friday and perhaps one other day during the week. I'll have a free graphic for you. This is a new scripture graphic I made with Psalm 34:4. As one who has always had anxiety, this is a go to verse for me. Feel free to save to your computer and print out, or even text the image to a friend. You can find more free images on my blog or on my freebies page here: Free Graphics from Birdie Blessings. The terms of use are listed on that page. Have a blessed day.


Sunday, April 21, 2019

An Easter Poem



HE IS RISEN! HE IS RISEN INDEED!

But the angel answered and said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you seek Jesus who was crucified. He is not here; for He is risen, as He said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay.
Matthew 28:5-6

Jean Esther Jones has written a beautiful Easter poem, which tells what Jesus accomplished through His life, death, and resurrection. Jean is best known to many of us as the co-author of the Bible study "Discovering Hope in the Psalms". Here's one of the paragraphs of her poem - click below to visit her website for the rest of the poem.
He had arisen: him death could not hold;
Came he to Mary, who now was consoled.
Peter then saw him, and five hundred plus;
Said he, “For witnesses you’ve been called thus.”
https://www.jeanejones.net/2012/04/an-easter-poem/

 

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Palm Sunday ~ The Triumphal Entry



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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