SEPTEMBER 29, 2013 – DEAD OR ALIVE – If the tree that I pray at, on top of the hill, looks 1/3 dead and 2/3 alive, is it dead or alive? It’s alive! Why would I pick such a tree to pray at?  The Lord actually led me to that tree earlier this year and I am so thankful that He did. He has used that little tree to teach me so many things about Him; about this life. No matter how we may ‘feel’ inside, no matter how tough things may seem, no matter how desolate life may become, we are still alive! This little tree stands alone, by itself. It is seated on the top of a hill. And even though parts of it look dead, it is alive, and its roots are planted deep in the ground. This life, your flesh, the enemy, will do whatever they can to steal life from you – but don’t allow it! You are alive in Christ! You are already seated in heaven with your Savior, through your gift of salvation! Your roots go deep! Things may look dead, but you are alive! Jeremiah 17:7-8 “Blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD, and whose hope is the LORD. For he shall be like a tree planted by the waters, which spreads out its roots by the river, and will not fear when heat comes; but its leaf will be green, and will not be anxious in the year of drought, nor will cease from yielding fruit.” (NKJ)