A Moment To Praise 5.3.21

Joyce Lochinger

Joyce Lochinger, Gravel Hill Worship Leader

Battle Strong

As some of you may know I have “grandbirds”. They are 2 different kinds of parrots. One is docile and super social. Very friendly with everyone and the other is not, yet is sweet in her own way.

So, the electrician was at our house the other day and I happen to be bird sitting. I warned the electrician that when he goes to the basement, the birds will be there. Well…the moment that he walked down into the basement; the more vocal bird went wild! It sounded like a full-on rain forest swarm of birds in my basement.  The electrician was startled and was also very happy that she wasn’t outside of her cage to possibly attack him. I began to think about her and her protective mechanism which obviously is loud yelling. But it’s her only way to alert us to potential danger and to try to scare off any perceived danger.

You know we have the same system within us if we chose to listen to it? It’s the Holy Spirit. How many times in your life have you felt that hard beat of your heart and that voice inside of you say; “run away from this?” or “this is not where you want to be right now.”? God has put into each of us the automatic protective system of the Holy spirit to warn us that something is not quite as it should be. It’s up to us to determine if we are going to listen to him or not. The thing is scripture tells us that we must be on guard all the time. Read 1 Peter.

A Moment To Praise 5.3.21 in Scripture
1 peter 5:8 NIV – Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy – Bible Gateway

Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.


I am sure that neither you nor I want to be devoured by the evil one’s schemes only to find ourselves lost and separated from God. Make sure you are tight with the Holy Spirit and ready to do battle to deflect any of the advances that are not from God. We will always come out a head having God’s spirit in us alive!

A Moment To Praise 5.3.21 in Song

The song for this devotion is aptly named Battle Song for all of us that are always on alert and fighting those spiritual battles in our lives.

Battle Song – Citipointe Worship | Candace Nainby

Citipointe Worship – Battle Song feat. Candace Nainby Worship Leader: Candace Woodward DOP/Editor: Josh Hodgman Filmed live at Citipointe Church, Brisbane, Aust…