Why do we make Christmas such a conundrum when all we need to do is open our hearts and follow His lead?
Not a pretty picture! Raw diamonds do not look like much until they are broken, shaped, cleaned, polished . . . the work of the Master’s hand makes all the difference.
Jesus sat around the campfire with thieves, murderers, and other down trodden, smelly “low life” folks. He loved them and their lives changed. He set the example we are to follow. As we celebrate His birth, let us be born anew as well! – Martha L Shaw
I just read the words “hope is a way of seeing.” In a physical sense, how I see may seem beyond my control yet it is not. My heart soul, and mind are involved. I can look out my window and see untidy landscaping I am unable to change or I can look up at branches of leaves swaying in the September mild breeze, at the blue sky, the absence of clouds, and feel blessed. My choice!
Not sure how it is where you are, but where I am the rumble of distant thunder today was overtaken by sunshine. ONCE AGAIN the darkness could NOT overtake the Light! Amen! – Martha L Shaw
No sin left unforgiven
At the last day
If you but ask.
Let Him fill you with His grace . . .
Eternal life with Him.
“Do you love me?” I do.
By Martha L Shaw ©3-26-2013
Wow, what a day yesterday was! So much going on in my life! How about you? Ever feel like “all at once” and wonder “how am I going to . . . ” fill in the blanks. Some good, some “I can’t fix this” and some “Lord, what’s up with this?”
Know what? He’s in it! It sure is too heavy to carry . . . alone! Hey, I wasn’t meant to do that!!! Jesus wants me to lighten up! Hey, in more ways than one! I only need to carry my part and the heavier part is HIS – so I’m working hard on handing things over. Guess what? The more He and I work closely together, the lighter I feel! Know what else? His radiance reflects on me and through me onto those in darkness!
Isn’t that our purpose? To reflect Him in all we do? The good stuff is easy to smile about. The things in life that are held together with DUCT TAPE? NO problem! We will be just fine – Jesus has it covered! In all things, let your light shine, people!
Lead on, Lord! I’m ready!