Saturday, December 28, 2013
Have you ever noticed how nice everyone seems to be during the holiday Season? The spirit of Christmas really seems to bring out the best in most people! I guess it's all the bright lights, and all the decorations, a time to reach out to others, and a giving time! All of those things are wonderful, but wouldn't it be more wonderful to have those things all year long? I'm not necessarily talking about the lights and the tree. I'm more concerned about keeping the spirit of Christmas alive all year long, by loving our neighbor, giving & helping the needy, (if we are able to do so) caring, & sharing and being nice & polite to everyone we come in contact with! People are watching our lives, so as Christians we need to present Christianity at all times! That is my one true desire for the new year ahead, is to be more Christ like, and to be a blessing to everyone I come in contact with! And to win souls to Christ. If even one person can find Christ through one of my blogs, then one of my main missions in life will have been fulfilled! God loves each and everyone of us, after all, he laid down his life for us. .My Husband and I often talk amongst ourselves, if only people could see the love of God! Many times all people hear about is the wrath, wrath, wrath! But God isn't sitting on the throne waiting to knock you in the head, so to speak, every time you do something wrong! Ask him to forgive you, and go on. .God does expect us to live above sin, to what light he sheds on our paths. The Bible is a good place to start! It is the blueprint to living a Christian life. Things we don't understand, we pray and ask God to shed light on. We don't ever need to get caught up in traditions. God will let you know in a still, small voice, if you are doing something displeasing to him. My wish for each and everyone in the coming new year, is peace, health & happiness, and may this be the year that you decide to make Jesus Lord of your life, if you haven't done so already! Until next time, God bless ya'll! "HAPPY NEW YEAR!'
Monday, December 23, 2013
Well, its almost here! The Most wonderful time of the year! The Birth of the Lord Jesus! What a joyful time. A time to reflect , and to give of ourselves, and to stop and consider the true meaning of the season! I was on u tube today, pulling up Christmas Carols. I pulled up Dailey & Vincent singing one of the most beautiful carols of all time, BEAUTIFUL STAR OF BETHLEHEM. Now, I don't know about any of you, but two voices that blend together like theirs, just does something to me! I sat and wondered if angels could sound any prettier! My Husband was standing beside me, as we listened in awe! The melody & the harmony just blesses me through & through. Now, I love to sing myself, not that I'm any good at it, but you can be so blest by good music. Singing and making melody to the Lord. The Bible says ,MAKE A JOYFUL NOISE UNTO THE LORD. Nothing reigns down blessings on you , like singing & praising & worshipping the Lord. Many times if IM going through rough spots in my life, I just start singing & praising God! Its got me through many a depressing moment in my life. I lost my Mom 2 yrs. ago this coming April. Traveling to Ohio from South Carolina for the funeral was rough. Isaiah 43:2, and singing songs is how I made it through. Sometimes the grief would be so overwhelming, I didn't think I'd survive. Six months later, my Husband lost his Mom. Yes, we've encountered some rough patches, but God saw us through! Songs and beautiful music have always been a big part of my life! God bless the beautiful voices like Dailey & Vincent who sings us music that blesses our souls. Whether we can sing & carry a tune or not, we all still need to make a joyful noise unto the Lord. As we all gather our families together for our celebrations Let us remember to think about those that are less fortunate than us, and pray for them. Let us remember to count our blessings, and if our heart leads us, make a melody to The Lord by maybe singing a Christmas carol or two. I promise you, it will lighten your load and make you smile! "MERRY CHRISTMAS"! Until next time, God bless you all with a Happy holiday season.
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Hello, Everyone! Merry Christmas, to each and every person out there, and a Happy, Healthy New Year to all! Christmas is truly my all time favorite time of the year! There is just something about this time of the year that reaches to the very core of my being. The gift of giving to others, seeing the excitement and glow on all the childrens faces, the lights, and spending time with Family! But during this busy time, with all the hustle and bustle, do you know what touches me the most? It is the precious Son of Gods birthday! Yes, Jesus is the reason for the season. Let us take the time during our celebrations, and festivities to THANK THE ONE who made it all possible! I can't help but wonder how many of us take time out of our busy lives to offer up praises and Thanks to God most high. Not only at Christmas time, but all year long! God has been so good to us! I can't praise and thank him enough for my Christian home, and my husband, who is a preacher, and my dear son, Mark, who has stood by me through "thick & thin". God finally blest me with a Christian home, at the age of 45. I am now 55, so for ten yrs. now I have been blest beyond what words can say! I will touch down at a later time, what GOD DELIVERED ME FROM, AND BROUGHT ME OUT OF!All PRAISE AND HONOR GO TO Him!I love the Lord with my whole heart! If you don't know him as your personal Lord & Saviour, may I extend a personal invitation to you, right Where you are, to pray the prayer of repentance, and invite Him into your heart! I promise you, you can't go wrong, and your life will be forever more changed! God bless each & everyone of you with your merriest Christmas ever, and may Peace & happiness be yours, through out the coming year, and years to come. Now I'd like to share a Christmas poem with you! God Bless! IF YOU LOOK FOR ME AT CHRISTMAS, YOU WON'T NEED A SPECIAL STAR, I'M NO LONGER JUST IN BETHLEHEM, I'M RIGHT THERE WHERE YOU ARE. YOU MAY NOT BE AWARE OF ME, AMID THE CELEBRATIONS, YOU'LL HAVE TO LOOK BEYOND THE STORES AND ALL THE DECORATIONS! BUT IF YOU TAKE A MOMENT FROM YOUR LIST OF THINGS TO DO, AND LISTEN TO YOUR HEART, YOU'LL FIND I'M WAITING THERE FOR YOU. YOU'RE THE ONE I WANT TO BE WITH, YOU'RE THE REASON THAT I CAME, AND YOU'LL FIND ME IN THE STILLNESS, AS I'M WHISPERING YOUR NAME! lOVE, JESUS