What do you give a King for His birthday? A King who truly does have everything? Every year just before Christmas, I ask the King what He would like to receive from me. The answer varies widely, but there are two things in common: The gift is always sacrificial in nature, something I would not do unless He requested it. And it is something I could not do except God enables me.
So what will you give the King of Kings this Christmas? He offers a gift suggestion in John 13:34: “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”
What do you give a King for His birthday? Think about it! This year, would you celebrate Christmas by giving the King something He really wants … love each another.
As Americans, we all need to get REAL when it comes to processing and sharing our opinions concerning the firestorm of arguments and issues before and surrounding our presidential candidates. Though we may not like it, on January 20, 2017, one of them will represent our country and it’s people- and that includes you and me. Americans need to THINK before we shout opinions at one another and post vehemently to social media. Listen, Process, Analyze, and PRAY- asking God for wisdom. Then, and only then, should we offer opinions, and in a civil and respectful manner.
Our nation’s problems cannot and will not be solved by one man or one woman. Only ALMIGHTY GOD can save us from national implosion and destruction. Many Christian leaders are calling Americans to pray with earnest and urgency! We will be wise to heed their warnings, and especially God’s warnings- which are many, if we have eyes to see and ears to listen. Once we have prayed and wept before God for our nation and looked at the issues through the eyes of God’s wisdom, it is then we need to Speak Out for what is true and right and Stand Firm against what divides us, fitted with the full Armor of God!
1 Corinthians 16:13: “Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong.” (NIV)
James 3:17: “But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere.” (NIV)
James 1:5: “If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.” (NIV)
Ephesians 6:11-12: “Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.” (NIV)
Hello again, Friends! It has been too long since I’ve posted here. Sometimes life just happens…and we find ourselves pushing some things we care about to the back burner in order to tend to others we care greatly for. 100-year-old grandmothers would qualify. 🙂 Yes, my grandmother is 100+. In fact, she’s now 101! Looking after her is a blessing.
But I’m happy to be back here once again and will do my best to post pretty often. It may be a meme or inspirational quote I’ll share with you, or an interesting or relavent article I’ve come across. From time to time, I’d like to share my personal thoughts with you or a short message God has laid on my heart. I hope you’ll stop by when you can. I would love a visit. 🙂
Today is a beautiful day of reflection for me. Fall is my favorite time of year. So I just wanted to share this greeting with you. I hope it brightens and brings color to your day! Happy Fall!
Peace & Love,
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