November 28, 2012
“Give thanks to the LORD, call on his name; make known among the nations what he has done.” 1 Chronicles 16:8
Let’s spread the word of all that Jesus has done for us! The world is so eager to spread the bad news, it is time to return the focus to Christ and the Good News! Join me, won’t you? Just this morning I experienced one of those mini miracles we are given every day and don’t always see. I awakened stressed and fearful of not making it through my challenges, but this time I stopped and prayed for courage and strength and immediately became aware of His peace!
What has the Lord done for you today?
November 28, 2012
We must learn to reawaken and keep ourselves awake, not by mechanical aids, but by an infinite expectation of the dawn. – Henry David Thoreau –
I keep learning anew why I love Thoreau! This quote awakened my soul this morning in so many ways. The Lord speaks to me through nature, through poetry, through things that have always been there but which I had never noticed before He awakened me to something new and gave me the courage to pursue it!
November 27, 2012
Today I am facing the challenge to write of an answer to the statement posed in the title to this post and within a ten minute period. NO time to think, just grab hold of the first thought that comes to mind? Sound hard? Not really.
You see, the offer I couldn’t refuse? It was the offer of eternal life! All I had to do was give myself fully to Jesus Christ, God incarnate who came to earth in human form because He loved me from a time so long before I was conceived. He suffered a brutal death so that my sins could be forgiven. All I had to do was love Him with all my heart. Oh, He has much for us, his followers to do, but anything He can ever ask of me can be summed up in one simple phrase, “Lord, I love you with all my being.” Why do I love Him so? Why do I know Him personally? Why is it impossible to get through a moment without Him? Because He first loved me!
As we begin the season of Advent in the church, and as we celebrate the birth of a newborn babe who is also the King of Kings, let us recall what life would be without Him. When those close to me have a new baby, I can just melt looking into those sweet baby eyes . . . I often wonder, as the possibilities for the new babe are endless, what will he or she bring to this world? When, Mary looked into Jesus’ sweet face, she knew! As we sing all those happy songs of this season, let us never forget all He suffered so that our joy could be complete in Him!