Monday, March 30, 2015

Birds of Praise

I woke up this morning to birds singing in the trees on the fence line behind my house. No, I wasn’t thrilled. It was 3:00 in the morning. The birds were evidently joyous, but I wasn’t. When I finally fell back to sleep and woke up again to my alarm, they were still singing.

I was irritated, to say the least, until I started some quiet time (except for the birds) with God, and He spoke to my heart.

He immediately brought to mind the song I have known for years with the words “His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me.” He also brought to mind the verse, “Sing to the Lord a new song.” Soon the singing birds seemed to be praising God from the treetops. Before I left for work, I was singing praises along with them. 

During my drive to work, I remembered another song I sang as a teenager that mentioned birds beginning to sing in the spring. The words at the end of the song say, “I’ll shout it from the mountaintop. I want the world to know. The Lord of love has come to me. I want to pass it on.” 

I was reminded that I need to be as free in singing God’s praises as the birds are. I need to share it from wherever I am. I need to pass it on.

What reminders has God given you to praise Him? 

Monday, March 23, 2015

Who Am I?

I am salt.                             
I am light.
I am valuable.                   
I am a disciple.
I have a shepherd.         
I bear fruit.
I am chosen.                     
I am loved.
I run a race.                       
I am a worker.
I am a temple.                  
I am rich.
I am called.                        
I am saved.
I am a citizen.                    
I am complete.
I am blessed.                    
I overcome.
I am alive.                           
I am forgiven.

Who am I?
I am a child of the King.

Who are you? 

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Writer's Block or Communication Block?


What do you say when you don’t know what to say? For me, I could call it writer’s block, but it would be more aptly called communication block. Sometimes I struggle with how to share what’s in my heart. Part of it comes from not letting what’s in my heart overflow onto the page. 

I talk a lot about our spiritual jewelry box, and that’s the heart of the matter. We need to fill our hearts with God’s words to us. I need to fill my heart continually. When I fill my heart to overflowing, then, and only then, will it freely spill onto the page.

Simply said. If it’s not overflowing, then it’s not full. I have to fill up in order to pour out. What about you? What’s in your spiritual jewelry box?