Hello my blog friends,
I am not really blogging yet ......however I have felt led to share a few things with my sister's so here it goes and then I will Lord willing return to blogging in middle of January.
I know for most of us we have already been very busy and my prayer is that after the tea most of us can slow down some to REALLY ENJOY the season in which we are in. I pray every lady is truly blessed by all three nights of the tea we are so blessed praise you JESUS. I know there are many parties to still attend and dinners to be made, looking for the perfect gifts, wrapping those gifts, baking goodies, getting together with families (many in which are not saved and have no real knowledge of the true meaning of this season) and this if we dont stay focused can cause stress which in turn becomes worry for most and as we worry we turn our eyes off the very meaning of the season and onto the circumstances around us.
How can we buy for everyone on our list? Will friends and family understand that this year cant be like years past due to economy?? What will we do about the kids?
Well here is an awesome answer to those very questions .......God loved us soooooo
much He gave us His one and only Son that we the SINNER can live a life everlasting (John 3:16) wow that is the most amazing GIFT OF ALL isn't it??
Well yes it is we deserved death so I am thinking it is for sure the best gift ever,
so if that is the best gift then we should give it to all we come across our families,
the people standing in those very long lines, to the check out clerks whom for hours have dealt with the harried customers ALL DAY LONG , the people sharing our road ways with us, and so on... may we be filled with HIS LOVE ,GRACE, MERCY, PATIENCE, JOY, PEACE, GENTLENESS, KINDNESS, AND SPREAD IT TO THOSE AROUND US THAT IS THE GREATEST GIFT WE CAN GIVE. As far as our families and the giving of less I read a devotion this past week which had a thought to ponder "MAYBE THE FINANCIAL HARDSHIP WE ARE ALL FACING IS
FOR THE VERY PURPOSE OF TURNING OUR HEARTS SOLELY ON JESUS THIS SEASON AND NOT THE TRAPPINGS OF THIS WORLD " MY PRAYER FOR MYSELF FIRST AND FORMOST AS WELL AS ALL OF US IS THAT WE WILL BE CONTENT WITH OUR PERSONAL SITUATION AND TRUST THAT WE ARE RIGHT WHERE THE LORD HAS US FOR A TIME SUCH AS THIS.
"The fear of the Lord leads to life, and he who has it will abide in satisfaction; he will not be visited with evil". Prov. 19:23
"Now godliness with contentment is great gain." 1 Tim. 6:6
May we abide in the satisfaction only He can give and may we be content with whatever we can provide this season..................................
Father I lift up this Holiday season to you this evening I ask you to calm our hearts may we not be anxious for one thing but in ALL things come to you trusting you will provide what is needed. Father may we remember to be Filled with your JOY putting JESUS FIRST, OTHERS NEXT, AND OURSELVES LAST, Father do give us strength as we are out in a world in which is so rushed and rude that we would stand in the gap and be the piller of salt and that lamp that shines brightly
to those around may we all take time this season to share you with our families and may not one of us look back over this CHRISTmas and ask "WHERE DID IT GO AND WE DIDNT DO SO MANY THINGS BUT INSTEAD MAY WE BE FILLED TO OVERFLOWING WITH YOUR LOVE FOR US AND WE REALIZE HOW OUR SALVATION IS THE BEST GIFT EVER AND SHARE THAT WITH ALL AROUND.
Lord we are a blessed people and we thank you for the birth of Jesus .....................................
HAPPY BIRTHDAY JESUS
IT'S IN YOUR NAME WE PRAY AMEN
FROM OUR HOME TO YOUR HOME "WE WISH YOU A VERY MERRY CHRISTmas
AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!!
Until next time,