Posts Tagged ‘His eye is on the sparrow’

Sparrow’s Song

March 16, 2016

Matthew 10:29-31 NIV … Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground outside your Father’s care. 30 And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. 31 So don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.

In the Father’s care
Held
In His hand
In His gaze
Ever before His face
His eye is on the sparrow
Upheld in His mercy and grace.

In the Father’s care
The sparrow never fears and
Always has a song …

Psalm 84:3-5 AMPC … Yes, the sparrow has found a house, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may lay her young—even Your altars, O Lord of hosts, my King and my God. 4 Blessed (happy, fortunate, to be envied) are those who dwell in Your house and Your presence; they will be singing Your praises all the day long. Selah [pause, and calmly think of that]!

5 Blessed (happy, fortunate, to be envied) is the man whose strength is in You, in whose heart are the highways to Zion.
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Our God is Greater

March 14, 2015

The scripture and song below were on my mind this week.

Isaiah 41:10 AMP
10 Fear not [there is nothing to fear], for I am with you; do not look around you in terror and be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen and harden you to difficulties, yes, I will help you; yes, I will hold you up and retain you with My [victorious] right hand of rightness and justice.

Our God is Greater! by Chris Tomlin

Chorus:
Our God is greater, our God is stronger, God you are higher than any other. Our God is Healer, Awesome in Power, Our God! Our God!

And if our God is for us, then who could ever stop us.
And if our God is with us, then what could stand against.

When you are afraid
Remember who is with you!

If you look at your difficulties and know you can’t
=> Remember God is with you and He can!

If many appear to be against you and you feel weak
=> Remember God is with you and He is not only strong
=> He is more than able! –Eph 3:20-21

God is greater than our greatest problem or difficulty!

Today be encouraged and don’t be afraid or discouraged
=> Remember how much the Father cares for the sparrow.

 

Matthew 10:29-31 AMP
29 Are not two little sparrows sold for a penny? And yet not one of them will fall to the ground without your Father’s leave (consent) and notice.
30 But even the very hairs of your head are all numbered.
31 Fear not, then; you are of more value than many sparrows.

Trust in the Lord’s Faithfulness

November 13, 2013

All we’ve seen of God’s provision

Are not two sparrows sold for a copper coin? And not one of them falls to the ground apart from your Father’s will. 29 So why do you worry about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; 29 and yet I say to you that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. 30 Now if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will He not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? 31 Do not fear therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows. -Mt 6:28-31 NKJV

Teaches us that the Lord is faithful
His faithfulness is an essential part of who He is at all times!

O Lord God of hosts, who is a mighty one like unto You, O Lord? And Your faithfulness is round about You [an essential part of You at all times]. -Ps89:8 AMP

He is UTTERLY trustworthy to keep{care for, guard} you and me!

And may the God of peace Himself sanctify you through and through [separate you from profane things, make you pure and wholly consecrated to God]; and may your spirit and soul and body be preserved sound and complete [and found] blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ (the Messiah).

24Faithful is He Who is calling you [to Himself] and utterly trustworthy, and He will also do it [fulfill His call by hallowing and keeping you]. -1Thess5:23-24 AMP

Trust in the Lord’s Faithfulness
His eye is on the sparrow
He cares for you and me

Know you are held and treasured in His sight. -Isa 43:4, 49:16

Word StudyFrom NetBible 1Th 5:24

  • *The object of v24 is “keeping” from v23
  • From NetBible 1Th 5:23
    • kept[5083] = to attend to – watch carefully, take care of, guard
    • sanctify[37] = hallow, to dedicate to God

From NetBible Isa 43:4

  • precious[03365] = to be prized, valuable, treasured

Related:
He is Utterly Trustworthy!
The Lord My Keeper
Worry Not!
His eye is on the sparrow
Trust in the Lord’s Faithfulness{prayer}

Upheld in His Mercy

August 23, 2013

Psalm 94:18-19 AMP … When I said, My foot is slipping, Your mercy and loving-kindness, O Lord, held me up. In the multitude of my [anxious] thoughts within me, Your comforts cheer and delight my soul!

From NetBible Ps 94:18-19
If I say, “My foot is slipping,”
your loyal love, O Lord, supports me. When worries threaten to overwhelm me,
your soothing touch makes me happy.

  • Your soothing touch – Your comforts cause my soul to delight

UpHeld in His Mercy

Truly seek and you will find
A place of rest to abide
At Jesus’ feet
Upheld in His mercy and grace
As you seek His face
Taste and see
How faithful God is to provide.

His eye is on the sparrow and
His hand, His soothing touch,
It comforts me!

Psalm 9:10 AMP … And they who know Your name [who have experience and acquaintance with Your mercy] will lean on and confidently put their trust in You, for You, Lord, have not forsaken those who seek (inquire of and for) You [on the authority of God’s Word and the right of their necessity].

Luke 12:6-7 AMP … Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? And [yet] not one of them is forgotten or uncared for in the presence of God. But [even] the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Do not be struck with fear or seized with alarm; you are of greater worth than many [flocks] of sparrows.

Related:
You are NOT Forgotten{blog}

Upheld in Mercy{blog}
His Eye is on the Sparrow{blog}

God Sees Every Sparrow

December 4, 2012

Matthew 10:29-31 Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father. And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. So don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.

Luke 12:6-7Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? Yet not one of them is forgotten by God. Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.

God sees EVERY sparrow
Two sparrows are sold for a penny
Five sparrows are sold for two pennies
The fifth sparrow is uncounted, thrown in for free.

Yet not one falls apart from our Father
Not one is forgotten.

Like the fifth sparrow
You are not forgotten
His eye is on the sparrow
If God so loves the sparrow
I know He loves you too!

Nothing can separate you from your Father’s love
or tender care! -Rom6:38-39

You are worth more than many sparrows!

Lord when I’m feeling alone and afraid help me to remember the sparrow. Thank You Lord that You are with and care for even the fifth sparrow and You care for me. Thank You that NOTHING can separate me from Your love!

Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us, 21 to Him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations [a]forever and ever. Amen. -Eph 3:20-21

Related:
You Are NOT Forgotten
Not Forgotten{Prayer}

An Invitation to Trust

January 7, 2012

 

Don’t be afraid is an invitation to TRUST in the Lord
Wholeheartedly seek and you will find
His eye is on the sparrow
Great is His faithfulness to provide! 
-Mt 10:29-31;Nah 1:7;Mt 6:28,33;Lam 3:23

His Eye is on the Sparrow

March 15, 2011

Matthew 10:29-31 Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground outside your Father’s care. 30 And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. 31 So don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.

Don’t be afraid
His eye is on the sparrow
Trust in the Lord
For you are in Your Father’s care
Engraved on the palms of His hand
-Isa 49:15-16
Upheld by His mercy and grace
-Ps 94:18-19
Continually held in His gaze
Ever before His face.

May the Lord bless you and watch, guard, and keep you; The Lord make His face to shine upon and enlighten you and be gracious (kind, merciful, and giving favor) to you; The Lord lift up His [approving] countenance upon you and give you peace (tranquility of heart and life continually). -Num 6:24-26 AMP


Psalm 9:10 AMP … And they who know Your name [who have experience and acquaintance with Your mercy] will lean on and confidently put their trust in You, for You, Lord, have not forsaken those who seek (inquire of and for) You [on the authority of God’s Word and the right of their necessity].

Nahum 1:7 … The LORD is good, a refuge in times of trouble. He cares for those who trust in Him.

You Are NOT Forgotten

April 20, 2010

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Matthew 10:29-31 Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground apart from the will of your Father. 30And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. 31So don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.

Two sparrows are sold for a penny.

Luke 12:6-7 Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? Yet not one of them is forgotten by God. 7Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.

Five sparrows are sold for two pennies.

Beloved, today you may feel like the fifth sparrow
The one unseen that doesn’t count
Take heart
Don’t be afraid.

I AM sees the fifth sparrow
I AM sees you
You are worth more than many sparrows
You are not forgotten.

Nahum 1:7 The LORD is good, a refuge in times of trouble.
He cares for those who trust in Him.

Stir Up Your Heart

July 18, 2009

Someone noticed the coldness of the winter season in this picture and related it to hearts growing cold as the day of the Lord approaches. I wasn’t even noticing the coldness when I made this — I was actually thinking about being in the desert with no water. The Lord really encouraged me that I would make it thru this season. For the sparrow the winter season seems the hardest. I was thinking about the lack of food & water, but growing cold is just as dangerous!

Matthew 24:11-13    Many false prophets will arise and will mislead many. Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold, but the one who endures to the end, he will be saved.

As the darkness increases so too will the coldness of hearts
Do not fear this increasing coldness
Do not fear being swallowed up by this darkness
Hold fast
Refuse to allow the coldness of the season to dampen your desire
… to fulfill your calling
Remember your first love
Stir up the flames of hope in your heart
The flame of hope that pierces the night
Keep the flame burning, hold on to God’s promises, hold on tight
For we know it’s at this darkest moment that
… the bright morning star comes into sight!
When the enemy comes in like a flood
The Spirit of the Lord will lift up a standard against him
And put him to flight. -Isa 59:19

Hebrews 10:23-25    Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful. And let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works, not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the Day approaching. 

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Related
His Eye is on the Sparrow
Flame of Hope

His Eye is on the Sparrow

July 13, 2009

His Eye is on the Sparrow
Words by Civilla D. Martin, 1905
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Why should I feel discouraged, why should the shadows come,
Why should my heart be lonely, and long for heaven and home,
When Jesus is my portion? My constant friend is He:
His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me;
His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me.
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“Let not your heart be troubled,” His tender word I hear,
And resting on His goodness, I lose my doubts and fears;
Though by the path He leadeth, but one step I may see;
His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me;
His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me.
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Whenever I am tempted, whenever clouds arise,
When songs give place to sighing, when hope within me dies,
I draw the closer to Him, from care He sets me free;
His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me;
His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me.
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I sing because I’m happy,
I sing because I’m free,
For His eye is on the sparrow,
And I know He watches me.

SparrowMany

 

This popular hymn is based on the following scripture.

Matthew 10:29-31   Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground apart from the will of your Father. And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. So don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.

‘God’s eye is on the sparrow’. If not careful, we may be tempted to underestimate this glorious truth. God does not watch simply as a passive spectator. Seeing and taking notice of every sparrow fall requires omnipotence, but Jesus points past that mind boggling truth to something even more profound – God’s sovereign governance. In other words, not only does God’s watchful eye see the sparrow, but his hand of providence guides its flight.

Consider how the birds congregate in the autumn, ready for their flight across the purple sea. How do they find their way? The believer in providence holds that the wing of every bird has stamped upon it the place where it shall fly. Birds may whirl about, above, beneath, — east, west, north, south — wherever they please; still, it is all according to the providential hand of God. His hand guides their flight.

His eye and hand are certainly on the sparrow. Take heart, you are worth more than many sparrows!

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From:   http://elbourne.org/archives/2005/02/04/his-eye-is-on-the-sparrow/

Related:
Don’t Be Afraid    {an invitation to TRUST in the Lord!}
His Eye is on the Sparrow  {Prayer}
His Care – Many Sparrows

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From:    The Little Things Too – Our Daily Bread

Matthew 10:29-31   Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground apart from the will of your Father. And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. So don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.


SparrowSeason

If God sees the sparrow’s fall,
Paints the lilies short and tall,
Gives the skies their azure hue,
Will He not then care for you ?

Nothing is too great for God to accomplish,
Nothing to small for His attention.

Matthew 6:25-27   Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes? 26Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? 27Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life?

Psalm 55:22 AMP   Cast your burden on the Lord [releasing the weight of it] and He will sustain you; He will never allow the [consistently] righteous to be moved (made to slip, fall, or fail).

As the sparrow survives the winter
So will you too survive this season! 

 

Take heart
His eye and hand are certainly on the sparrow
I know He watches over you
Nothing is too great for the Lord to accomplish
Nothing is to small for His attention. 

So don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows. 

 

Trust in the LORD
For you are in His care! 

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Psalm 84:2-3    My soul longs, yes, even faints for the courts of the LORD; My heart and my flesh cry out for the living God. Even the sparrow has found a home, And the swallow a nest for herself, where she may lay her young–– even Your altars, O LORD of hosts, My King and my God.

The sparrow could not have picked a better home! Or a better place to rest or raise her young. 🙂

Oh the safety, refuge and rest found in the Lord’s presence. 

How I long to be in the presence of the living God
How I long to be ever praising Him
Lifting my hands in His sanctuary
Singing for joy as I seek His face

Oh the fullness of joy as I am held in His gaze!

Better is one day in Your courts O LORD than a thousand elsewhere.

Yes Lord bring your sparrows home,  for the time of singing is come.

Psalm 84:1-5
1 How lovely is your dwelling place, O LORD Almighty!
2 My soul yearns, even faints,
for the courts of the LORD;
my heart and my flesh cry out
for the living God.
3 Even the sparrow has found a home,
and the swallow a nest for herself,
where she may have her young—
a place near your altar,
O LORD Almighty, my King and my God.
4 Blessed are those who dwell in Your house;
they are ever praising you.
Selah 

5 Blessed are those whose strength{trust} is in You,
who have set their hearts on pilgrimage
{in whose heart are the highways to Zion.}.
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From: Netbible Ps 84:3

*The psalmist here romanticizes the temple as a place of refuge and safety. As he thinks of the birds nesting near its roof, he envisions them finding protection in God’s presence.