All of a sudden I noticed a small bird (wren?) on the potted plant (Rose of Sharon) outside my bedroom window a few minutes ago. It was hopping from branch to branch and even hopping on the window sill. This was atypical behavior and I grabbed my iPhone and was drawn closer to take a photo.
As I drew closer to the window, I saw what was drawing the attention of the wren — a snake slithering up the side of the brick by the window!! I then noticed my cardinals flying closer…perching on a nearby plant trellis.
It was interesting to me that the snake drew their attention and they came closer. Why? Was it because my back patio is where they get their food and they were ready to defend it if the snake encroached on their place of sustenance?
One thing is for sure, my feathered friends noticed something was where it shouldn’t have been. Something that they weren’t letting out of their sight!
I pray that we are as vigilant in our being Watchmen over our families, churches, and communities. May we see any encroaching danger and give the alarm and take a stand against it!!
God be with you today as you allow the Lord to use you to defend His territory!!
And as usual at my house: Thunderstorm=power going out!
I’m so thankful that when I have spiritual “storms” in my life…the POWER of the Holy Spirit never leaves or “goes out!!” We have the Power of God continuing to work in and through us even during the storms!!
As I sit in the Church Sanctuary waiting on Choir Practice, I am once again overwhelmed by the beauty of the reflection of the stained glass cross on the wall.
May our lives reflect the LOVE that Jesus poured out for us on the cross…
As I was typing this, I saw a vision of fireworks! On the Fourth of July, many people go with their families to watch fantastic displays of fireworks celebrating our freedom as a nation.
I believe the vision I had was reminding us that we, as God’s people, can celebrate our spiritual “Independence Day!” We are now free from the penalty of death for sin….Jesus paid the price!! We have been given eternal life!
It was for freedom that Christ set us free; therefore keep standing firm and do not be subject again to a yoke of slavery. Galatians 5:1
Beloved of God!! Are you walking free in Christ Jesus? Jesus is our Great Deliverer!! He has delivered us from the bondage of evil! He has delivered us from the power of sin! If there is anything today that has you in bondage…let today be your DAY OF FREEDOM!!!
I see great displays of the FIREWORKS of God all over the earth!!! HALLELUJAH!!
We will see great displays of His Power in the coming days!!
LET THE CELEBRATION BEGIN!!!!
[First posted in 2011…still true today!]