Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Know that it's true

Sign of the Times

Economic Times
Don’t have a dime
Lost your job

Don’t know what to do
Pick up God’s Word
And know that it’s true

God’s word won’t return void
He will do what He said He would do

Now it’s up to you to look to the hills from whence cometh your help
Your Help cometh from the Lord
The Maker of Heaven and Earth
He is the same God today as He was yesterday

God is God in times of feast and famine
God will always be God

With God all things are possible
If He be for you, who can be against you

Stop worrying about your land
Put your trust in the Master’s Hand

It is sin to worry
God said in His Word that He takes care of the lilies of the field
And the birds of the air
What more will He do for you

Whose report are you going to believe this day
The media states the world has gone astray

Destruction, reduction, devastation, famine, plagues, murders, robbery,
Poverty, greed, fear, mass hysteria; surely these are the last days

Who has believed our Report
The report of the Lord

God sent His only begotten son, that whomever believes in Him,
Would not perish but have everlasting life

The victory is ours.
The battle was won when Jesus took the Cross
Why are you standing around looking so lost

Was His pain in Vain

God is worthy to be praised
God doesn’t close one door without opening another one

God supplies all our needs according to His riches in Glory; in His
House there is no lack, for He shall abundantly supply.

The righteous will never be forsaken nor their seed begging bread
So whose report are you going to believe

God’s word is not a story
He shall get the glory

Worship God with all your Heart in everything that you do
He alone is worthy to be praised

There is someone watching you, "children of God" looking to see just what
Will you do

So you better know that God’s word is true


Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Do you love God?

It’s so easy to say we trust God when everything is going right in our lives, but what happens when things take a turn for the worst?

Do we still trust Him? Do we obey God when He tells us to do something that would seem to go against what we see in our natural circumstances?

What is trust? Webster defines trust as faith, belief, hope, conviction, confidence, expectation, reliance, and dependence.

The Bible says Let not your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust in me also. (John 14:1). Thou will keep him in perfect peace; whose mind is stayed on thee; because he trusteth in thee. Trust ye in the Lord for ever: for in the Lord Jehovah is everlasting strength. (Isaiah 26:3-4).

The Bible Dictionary defines trust as *Faith.

What is Faith? Webster defines faith as confidence, trust, reliance, assurance, conviction, belief, devotion, loyalty, faithfulness, commitment, dedication.

The Bible says Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. For by it the elders obtained a good testimony. By Faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that the things which are seen were not made of things which are visible. (Hebrews 11: 1-3). But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him. (Hebrews 11:6).

What is Love? Webster defines love as feel affection for, adore, worship, be love with, be devoted to, care for, find irresistible, be keen on, be fond of.

Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God. He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love. In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him. (1 John 4: 7-9).

There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love. We love him, because he first loved us. (1 John 4: 18-19).

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. (John 3:16).

What is obedience? Webster defines obedience as compliance, agreement, submission, respect, duty, deference, conformity.

Not everyone who says to me, Master, Master, will enter the Kingdom of the Heavens, but only those who are obedient to my Father who is in Heaven. (Matthew 7:21). And Samuel said, Hath the Lord as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the Lord? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to hearken than the fat of rams. (I Sam 15:22).

If trust means faith and faith means trust and we say we love God, than what does obedience mean to you? Do you obey God?

Shouldn’t we obey God, if we love Him? Is obedience a part of love?

Do you trust God today? How do you handle circumstances when they seem difficult? Do you look at your circumstances and become afraid of what you see? Do you tell God that you trust Him, yet worry about tomorrow, about your future or do you trust God to take care of your tomorrow and future?

And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin: And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is, and to morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith? Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed? (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things. But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof. (Matthew 6: 28-34).

God tells us in Jeremiah 29:12 “The thoughts that God have for us are not of evil but of peace so that we will know that there is hope in a future”.

The question I ask today “Is Do we believe God and His word? If your answer is yes, what are you doing to demonstrate your belief? What is your testimony?

How do you handle your circumstances when everything is going good? Do you praise God in the midst of your circumstances, no matter what, whether they are good or bad?

I can honestly tell you I have had my share of ups and downs in life. I can also honestly tell you that God has always been there. His word is true. It’s has always been up to me to believe His word. God was faithful to give me His word and give me instructions on how to handle difficult situations as they arise in my life. God has never demanded that I follow Him or His word. He simply said, I love you my child which is evident by my son Jesus Christ. It has always been my decision to choose whether or not to believe His word. My choice is to believe Him at all cost. I know that He won’t fail me.

Ask yourselves these questions today. Do you love God? If the answer is yes, do you trust God? If the answer is yes, do you have faith? If the answer is yes, do you obey God? If the answer is yes, do you pay tithes? Do you honor God in all areas of your life? Is there any fear in your life that would hinder you from being obedient?

There is no wrong or right answer. God doesn’t judge us. He loves us unconditionally. God desires a relationship with all of His children. He desires for us to be honest with ourselves and with Him. By doing, so He can take us into a deeper understanding of who He is. God isn’t complicated. He loves, He forgives, He redeems, He delivers, He saves and He grants us everlasting life.

All we need to do is go to Him and He will answer. If the answer was no to any of those questions, simply tell God, you want to have a relationship with Him and than establish one. God will do the rest. God’s word will not return void.

Take this time to ask God to search your hearts. Ask Him to remove any unclean images or faults that would keep you from serving Him. Psalms 139: 23-24 says “Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts: And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting. We need God. The good news is that we have Him.

I talk about how God tells us to bring Him in remembrance of His word in my book titled “Hope is Alive” which is available for purchase at http://www.anointedgifts.net/. It’s so important for us to know that God is everything. He will see us through any difficult situation in our lives if we trust Him. We need faith. Without faith nothing happens. Love is the greatest gift to all mankind and through obedience, the blessings of God come.

So remember, if you love God, obey Him, Trust Him and keep the faith. Pray for His will in your life. Lean to His understanding and not your own. Allow Him to direct your path. (Proverbs 3:6).

I was laid off of my job in corporate America a few weeks ago. I can honestly tell you that I have perfect peace. For the first time in my life, I am not worried about a thing. I know that God has me and my family. My trust, my hope and my faith are in God. I am standing on His word and I know without a doubt that He has us. I am not where I should be, but I praise God I’m not where I use to be. Praise God that He is always faithful even when we aren’t. I know that I have the greatest love of a lifetime. To God be the Glory.

I am available for prayer if needed and can be reached through my website @ www.anointedgifts.net. Feel free to leave me your email information on my sign up form or call me if you desire. Leave me a message if you get my voicemail and I will return the phone call.

My desire is that everyone understands that Jesus loves us. We can help each other get to where we need to go. It takes everyone working together to overcome the difficulties of this world. We need love to do that. Thank God, He sent His son Jesus to show us the way.


Monday, July 12, 2010

Oil spill on the Gulf Coast ~ Humanity or Insanity ~

I shall bless the Lord at all times from the depths of my soul, I shall continue to bless His Holy Name

Where can I go and the Lord not be found
With Him I am continually on solid ground
Thou my ship may seem to be sinking
The Lord keeps me from blinking
Away into a land of sorrow
Only He knows about tomorrow

My hands are uplifted to Him in Praise
To say thank you for giving me a raise

It’s not just Talk
It is by faith that I walk
Knowing that God never fails
His word is not frail
God will do what He said He would Do
His will is forever true
Let His will be done, not mine
I pray this day for all man kind

Oil Spills, pollution, plagues, devastation
What will it take for man to reach beyond this aggravation

Call upon the Lord why He may still be found
He will forgive our sins and repair a sinking ground
It is time to lend a helping hand to those in need
What a blessing indeed

God’s love is without compromise
It’s not a surprise
He said in His word that He sent His only Son
For the world to see that His love is real
Jesus is the truth, the way and the life
What greater love is there, than for a man to lie down His life

It’s time for mankind to rise above
Not only in deeds, but in love.
Love can reach down into a bottomless pit of emptiness restoring what was loss to touch the heart of mankind to say, YES we can

Across the continent where hope lives and faith resides
All things are possible, if we believe

The beautiful birds fight for their lives
While we wait to see if the wet lands will survive

Is this Humanity or Insanity

Humanity says YES we can
Insanity says no we can’t

With God all things are possible.  (Matthew 19:26)

Do you believe that we can make a difference?

Jesus said, Behold I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me. To him who overcomes “I will grant to sit with Me on My throne, as I also overcame and sat down with My father on His throne.”
Revelation 3:20.

Is someone knocking at your door today? Will you open your door?

© Dale Birdsong

I pray many blessings for the people who are on the gulf coast washing birds, turtles and other beautiful creations. Their circumstances are unknown to the world, yet they took a stance to do something wonderful. They are pouring out love across the continent. They are making a difference. 

I am also looking for people who want to share testomonies of how wonderful God is.  Tune to http://www.youtube.com/  search Dale Birdsong and look for my video titled " Encouragement for the Times ~ The Over Comers .

We can make a difference in this world.  It's time to uplift the name of Jesus.  The world needs Him. 

The world system is failing.  Jobs, people, unemployment, the stock market aren't promised.  God's word does not fail.  Hope is Alive in God's word.  God will never leave nor forsake us.  God's word will not return back void.  Isaiah 55:11. 

Check out my new book "Hope Is Alive."   It reminds us that our hope has to be in God and not in the things of this world.  It will inspire and encourage you to believe.

It is available for purchase @ http://www.anointedgifts.net/

Friday, July 2, 2010

Bless the Lord

Bless the Lord.

I shall bless the Lord at all times. His praises shall continually go forth out of my mouth. I shall bless Him in times of feast and in times of famine knowing that my household will not lack for He does abundantly supply all of our needs according to His riches in Glory. In whom shall I fear? The Lord our God is our comfort, our provider, our protection. He is the way in the middle of no way. In whom, shall I trust. I shall trust our God. I know that His word will not return void. God is a God of His word. He will do what He said He will do. As I look to the Hills from whence cometh my help, my help cometh from the Lord. I shall praise the Lord our God in good times and in bad times. I shall praise Him just because He is God. He doesn’t have to perform for me to praise Him. I praise Him because of who He is. I thank our God for His goodness, mercy and Grace. He is longsuffering for our sakes. How long will His hand continue to pour out mercy and Grace to an ungrateful nation? Our God is longsuffering.  God is our Hope.

 God says, “If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land” (2 Chronicles 7:14).

Won’t you pray with me today? God says repent. The time to repent is now. How long will He remain longsuffering for our sakes? He loves us unconditionally. He doesn’t condemn us. He says choose whom you will serve this day? Will you serve me this day? Who do you choose this day?


War is Hell ~ Pray for our Soldiers ~

As we get ready to celebrate July 4th, let’s not forget to pray for all the wonderful men and women who are fighting for our country. There isn't anything beautiful about war.  Please keep their families and love ones in prayer as well.

Jesus Christ gave the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom.

Listed below is one of my poems titled "War is Hell." When the Holy Spirit gave me this poem a few years ago, the tears streamed down my face. We are so blessed. Let's not take our blessings for granted. If you are fortunate enough to have your family members home or away at college, etc., praise God. However, there are many of our fellow country men and women whose families are away fighting a war. We need to remember them in our prayers. Prayer is the only thing that changes anything. God hears our prayers.


As I write this poem, a man is giving his life.
As I write this poem, a woman is in labor giving birth to a child wishing her husband was there to share in the gift of this new life.

As I write these words, a husband is in a trench, thinking about his wife who
is giving birth, not knowing the hour, nor time of the arrival of the life he helped create.

He is in a war fighting for our country, so we can continue with our freedom,

One such freedom, writing.

Yet his wife, who needs him ever so much
Can only think about his yesterday touch.

As the baby comes out of her womb into this new world with a little spank, his eyes open.

He lets out a little cry, as he is laid on his mother’s bosom.

His Father let’s out a sigh, as his spirit feels a new life arrive;
A life that he may or may not see.

He takes out a picture of his wife,
As a road bomb takes another life.

With tears of sadness in his eyes the picture falls from his hands covered by the ashes.

Never will this newborn child see his daddy’s face.

He will only have the stories that his mother will tell.


Many are the lives given as we continue with our parties and plays.

No man knows the time or the hour.

We need to be ready.

The day is coming, when the ONE LIFE GIVEN will return.



Author: Dale Birdsong   http://www.anointedgifts.net/