Saturday, December 31, 2011

Under The Influence

Today we finish a year of seeking to live for God under the influence of His Holy Spirit.

With so many pressures around us on this day and on this night, we could easily give our thoughts, behaviors, and words over to the destructive influence of alcohol or other substances.

Instead, let's remember our commitment to live "under the influence" of the Holy Spirit, asking Him to bring God glory in what we think, do, and say!

Ephesians 5:17-18 ... Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is. And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit.

Psalm 37:5 … Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass.

Proverbs 16:3 … Commit thy works unto the LORD, and thy thoughts shall be established.

Colossians 3:23-24 … And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men; Knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for ye serve the Lord Christ. ❤

Welcome 2012

The Top Ten Predictions

1. The Bible will still have all the answers.
2. Prayer will still work.
3. The Holy Spirit will still move.
4. God will still inhabit the praises of His people.
5. There will still be God-anointed preaching.
6. There will still be singing of praise to God.
7. God will still pour out blessings upon His people.
8. There will still be room at the Cross.
9. Jesus will still love you.
10. Jesus will still save the lost.

Friday, December 30, 2011

Inner Strength

Be encouraged! God will strengthen your inner being by the power of His Spirit ~ ℛℒ

Ephesians 3:16 … That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man;

Zechariah 4:6 … Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the LORD of hosts.

2 Corinthians 1:21-22 … Now he which stablisheth us with you in Christ, and hath anointed us, is God; Who hath also sealed us, and given the earnest of the Spirit in our hearts. ❤

Thursday, December 29, 2011

God in Our Life

To have God in our life does not mean sailing in a boat with no storms --- it means having a boat that no storm can sink. 

[Author Unknown]

Psalm 46:1 … God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.

Isaiah 43:2 … When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee.

Psalm 91:2 … I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust. ❤

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Blessing Divine

Though the cover is worn,
and the pages are torn,
And though places bear traces of tears,
Yet more precious than gold
Is this Book worn and old,
That can shatter and scatter my fears.

This old Book is my guide,
Tis a friend by my side,
It will lighten and brighten my way;
And each promise I find
Soothes and gladdens the mind,
As I read it and heed it each day.

To this Book I will cling,
Of its worth I will sing,
Though great losses and crosses be mine;
For I cannot despair,
Though surrounded by care,
While possessing this blessing Divine

[Author Unknown]


Tuesday, December 27, 2011

No Fishing!

God has cast our confessed sin into the depths of the sea. God does not hold our sins against us. We should not go fishing for trouble, digging up past memories that will place us under condemnation and guilt once again. Our confessed sin is blotted out! Praise the Lord! ℛℒ

Micah 7:19 … He will turn again, he will have compassion upon us; he will subdue our iniquities; and thou wilt cast all their sins into the depths of the sea.

Romans 8:1 … There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.

Isaiah 44:22 ... I have blotted out, as a thick cloud, thy transgressions, and, as a cloud, thy sins: return unto me; for I have redeemed thee.

Psalm 103:10-12 … He hath not dealt with us after our sins; nor rewarded us according to our iniquities. For as the heaven is high above the earth, so great is his mercy toward them that fear him. As far as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our transgressions from us. ❤

Monday, December 26, 2011

The Day After Christmas

The day after Christmas is a day of broken toys, opened boxes, torn packages, thread and ribbons galore, the surprises all over, thank you’s all said. A long time coming and so soon gone!

But, when Jesus Christ is born in our hearts, there are no sad days after, no waiting a year, no putting away the thank you’s for another twelve months. Every day is Christmas when the Savior lives within, the same today as yesterday. Each day brings fresh gifts from above, not a holiday but a holy day. And we are not merely the recipients, we give because He gave, we love because He loved, and we want to share Him with everybody.

Once-a-year Christmas on the calendar is precious, but there is no “day after” when we can say, “Christ liveth in me.”

[Vance Havner]

Hebrews 13:8 … Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.

Galatians 2:20 … I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.

Friday, December 23, 2011

Christmas Blessings

A light to lighten the Gentiles, and the glory of thy people Israel. Luke 2:32

☆¸.•°*”˜˜”*°•.¸☆ MERRY CHRISTMAS ☆¸.•°*”˜˜”*°•.¸☆

The Christ Child

It began in a manger and led to a cross, and it included you ~

And thou, child, shalt be called the prophet of the Highest: for thou shalt go before the face of the Lord to prepare his ways; To give knowledge of salvation unto his people by the remission of their sins, Luke 1:76-77 ❤

Hobby Lobby Christmas Messages

Thursday, December 22, 2011

When Love Was Born

❤ Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us. Matthew 1:23

Do You Hear What I Hear?

♥ And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.

And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. Luke 2:8-11

The Rapture

For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. Wherefore comfort one another with these words. 1 Thessalonians 4:16-18 ♥ 

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Mary Did You Know

♥ And it came to pass, that, when Elisabeth heard the salutation of Mary, the babe leaped in her womb; and Elisabeth was filled with the Holy Ghost: And she spake out with a loud voice, and said, Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb. Luke 1:41-42 KJV

The Call

♥ Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations.
Jeremiah 1:5

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

A Ransom For Many

When man reaches for God, we call it religion. When God reaches for man, we call it Christmas.

[Author Unknown]

Matthew 20:28 … Even as the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.

♥•*\o/ *•♫♥♥ Celebrate Jesus ♥♥♫•*\o/ *•♥

The Nail

The nail is used for many things, A useful securing tool; A hammer is taken by the hand, And drives it, that's the rule.

A nail is needed when you build, It's a necessary thing. It was also used over two thousand years ago, To hang upon a tree, the King.

He took the pain and suffering, For all mankind, you see. Yet He took the torture just for you, And He took it just for me.

You cannot keep a good man down, Through the years many have said. He went down a man, and rose a King, To deliver the spiritually dead.

He is on the throne, At God's right hand. The First, the Last, The Great I Am.

No nail nor hammer can touch Him now, The mighty King on high. What He built is forevermore, Salvation for you and I.

[Author Unknown]

Hebrews 12:2 … Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.

Romans 5:8 ... But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.

1 Corinthians 3:11 … For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ. ❤

Silent Night

❤ Silent night, holy night
All is calm, all is bright
Round yon Virgin Mother and Child
Holy Infant so tender and mild
Sleep in heavenly peace
Sleep in heavenly peace

Silent night, holy night
Shepherds quake at the sight
Glories stream from heaven afar
Heavenly hosts sing Alleluia!
Christ, the Saviour is born
Christ, the Saviour is born

Silent night, holy night
Son of God, love's pure light
Radiant beams from Thy holy face
With the dawn of redeeming grace
Jesus, Lord, at Thy birth
Jesus, Lord, at Thy birth

["Stille Nacht, Heilige Nacht" written by: Joseph Mohr and Franz Gruber 1859]

Monday, December 19, 2011

He Made A Way in a Manger

See mercy, mercy from on high,
Descend to rebels doomed to die.
'Tis mercy free that knows no bounds,
How grand, how gladsome is the sound.

Soon as the reign of sin began,
The light of mercy dawned on man.
When God announced the blessed news,
"The woman's Seed thy head shall bruise."

Brightly it beamed on man forlorn
When Christ the Holy Child was born
And in its fullest splendour shone
When Jesus, dying cried, "Tis done!"

[R. Sandeman 1718-1771]

Luke 1:78 … Through the tender mercy of our God; whereby the dayspring from on high hath visited us. ♥

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Join The Triumph of The Skies!

❤ Hark! The herald angels sing, “Glory to the newborn King.”
Peace on earth, and mercy mild, God and sinners reconciled!”

Joyful, all ye nations rise, Join the triumph of the skies;
With angelic host proclaim, “Christ is born in Bethlehem!”

Hark! The herald angels sing, “Glory to the newborn King.”

Christ, by highest Heav’n adored; Christ the everlasting Lord;
Late in time, behold Him come, Offspring of a virgin’s womb.

Veiled in flesh the Godhead see; Hail th’incarnate Deity,
Pleased with us in flesh to dwell, Jesus our Emmanuel.

Hark! The herald angels sing, “Glory to the newborn King.”

Hail the heav’nly Prince of Peace! Hail the Sun of Righteousness!
Light and life to all He brings, Ris’n with healing in His wings.

Mild He lays His glory by, Born that man no more may die.
Born to raise the sons of earth, Born to give them second birth.

Hark! The herald angels sing, “Glory to the newborn King.”

[written by Charles Wesley 1739]

Taste and See

❤ O taste and see that the LORD is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him.  Psalm 34:8

Saturday, December 17, 2011

The Christ

For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. Romans 6:23 ❤

We Three Kings

Three wise men knowing not who you are; Ride across the desert following only a star. Three wise men in honor of your birth; Ride across the desert chanting, "Peace on Earth". Three wise men, wise by God's own hands; Ride across the desert traveling from distant lands. Jesus, sacred gift from Heaven handed down to Earth; Three wise men ride tonight to see your Holy mirth.

[Author Unknown]

Matthew 2:1-2 … Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem, Saying, Where is he that is born King of the Jews? for we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him. ❤

Friday, December 16, 2011

Do You Have Room?

If you are a Born-Again Christian: Consider yourself favored by God's undeserved grace. Most today have no room for Christ still.

[Greg Laurie]

Luke 2:6-7 … And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered. And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn. ♥

Prepare Ye The Way

❤ The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the LORD, make straight in the desert a highway for our God. Isaiah 40:3

❤ The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight. Mark 1:3

O Divine Master

Where there is hatred .. let me sow love;
Where there is injury … pardon;
Where there is doubt … faith;
Where there is despair … hope;
Where there is darkness … light;
Where there is sadness … joy;

O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek,
To be consoled … as to console;
To be understood … as to understand;
To be loved … as to love;

For it is in giving that we receive;
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
It is in dying to self that we are born to eternal life.

[Author Unknown]

Hosea 10:12 … Sow to yourselves in righteousness, reap in mercy; break up your fallow ground: for it is time to seek the LORD, till he come and rain righteousness upon you.

Galatians 6:8 … For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.

2 Corinthians 9:6 … But this I say, He which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully. ❤

Thursday, December 15, 2011

O Come Emmanuel

❤ Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel. Isaiah 7:14

His Hand That Holds You

His hands are strong and will uphold you;
His hands are great and will enfold you;
His hands are gentle and will embrace you;
His hands are protective and will cover you;
His hands are reassuring and will quiet you;
His hands are powerful and will defend you;
His hands are parental and will train you;
His hands are masterful and will conform you;
His hands are compassionate and will care for you;
His hands are healing and will renew you;
His hands are calming and will comfort you;
His hands are giving and will bless you.

[Author Unknown]

Isaiah 49:16 … Behold, I have graven thee upon the palms of my hands; thy walls are continually before me.

Nahum 1:7 … The LORD is good, a strong hold in the day of trouble; and he knoweth them that trust in him.

John 10:29 … My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father's hand.

… the hand that holds you will never let you down. ❤

Wednesday, December 14, 2011


God is preparing a place for us. He is also preparing us for that place. ℛℒ

John 14:2-3 … In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.

2 Corinthians 3:18 … But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord. ❤

The Goose Story

The next time you see geese heading south for the winter, flying along in V formation, you might consider what science has discovered as to why they fly that way:

As each bird flaps its wings, it creates an uplift for the bird immediately following. By flying in V formation the whole flock adds at least 71% greater flying range than if each bird flew on its own. People who share a common direction and sense of community can get where they are going more quickly and easily because they are travelling on the thrust of one another.

When a goose falls out of formation, it suddenly feels the drag and resistance of trying to go it alone and quickly gets back into formation to take advantage of the lifting power of the bird in front. If we have as much sense as a goose, we will stay in formation with those who are headed the same way we are.

When the head goose gets tired, it rotates back in the wing and another goose flies point. It is sensible to take turns doing demanding jobs with people or with geese flying south.

Geese honk from behind to encourage those up front to keep up their speed. What do we say when we honk from behind?

Finally, and this is important, when a goose gets sick, or is wounded by gunshots and falls out of formation, two other geese fall out with that goose and follow it down to lend help and protection. They stay with the fallen goose until it is able to fly, or until it dies. Only then do they launch out on their own, or with another formation to catch up with their group.

If we have the sense of a goose, we will stand by each other like that.

[Author Unknown]

1 John 4:7 … Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God. ❤

Tuesday, December 13, 2011


❤ And my soul shall be joyful in the LORD: it shall rejoice in his salvation. Psalm 35:9

❤ Yet I will rejoice in the LORD, I will joy in the God of my salvation. Habakkuk 3:18

❤ And Mary said, My soul doth magnify the Lord, And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour. Luke 1:46-47

The [only] Way

Blessed are those who find their constant pleasure-ground in the luxuries of the Bible! They commune with the mind of God. They listen to a heavenly voice. They bask in rays of purest light. They feed in wholesome pastures of refreshment. Wisdom from above sweetly guides them.

[Henry Law]

1 Thessalonians 1:5 … For our gospel came not unto you in word only, but also in power, and in the Holy Ghost, and in much assurance; as ye know what manner of men we were among you for your sake.

Proverbs 2:4-5 … If thou seekest her as silver, and searchest for her as for hid treasures; Then shalt thou understand the fear of the LORD, and find the knowledge of God.

John 17:17 … Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.

Psalm 119:81 … My soul fainteth for thy salvation: but I hope in thy word. ❤

Narrow Gate

Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it. Matthew 7:13-14 ❤

Monday, December 12, 2011

Work It

Faith sees, Faith speaks, Faith acts, Faith stands, Faith rejoices, Faith receives … Exercise your Faith and watch it grow!

[Author Unknown]

Acts 3:16 … And his name through faith in his name hath made this man strong, whom ye see and know: yea, the faith which is by him hath given him this perfect soundness in the presence of you all.

Acts 27:25 … Wherefore, sirs, be of good cheer: for I believe God, that it shall be even as it was told me.

James 2:17 … Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone.

1 Peter 5:9 … Whom resist stedfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world.

James 5:13 … Is any among you afflicted? let him pray. Is any merry? let him sing psalms.

Matthew 9:29 … Then touched he their eyes, saying, According to your faith be it unto you. ♥

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Unspeakable Joy

❤ Joy to the world, the Lord is come!
Let earth receive her King;
Let every heart prepare Him room,
And Heaven and nature sing,
And Heaven and nature sing,
And Heaven, and Heaven, and nature sing.

Joy to the earth, the Savior reigns!
Let men their songs employ;
While fields and floods, rocks, hills and plains
Repeat the sounding joy,
Repeat the sounding joy,
Repeat, repeat, the sounding joy.

He rules the world with truth and grace,
And makes the nations prove
The glories of His righteousness,
And wonders of His love,
And wonders of His love,
And wonders, wonders, of His love.

[written by Isaac Watts 1719]

The Prince of Peace

❤ The only hope for Peace was born in the Middle East ~

Isaiah 9:6 ... For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.

Matthew 1:23 ... Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.

Yahweh's Land

The Lord is watching over Israel --- Woe to those that come against her. ℛℒ

Jeremiah 31:10 … Hear the word of the LORD, O ye nations, and declare it in the isles afar off, and say, He that scattered Israel will gather him, and keep him, as a shepherd doth his flock.

Deuteronomy 11:11 -12 … But the land, whither ye go to possess it, is a land of hills and valleys, and drinketh water of the rain of heaven: A land which the LORD thy God careth for: the eyes of the LORD thy God are always upon it, from the beginning of the year even unto the end of the year.

Genesis 12:3 … And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.

Zechariah 2:8 … For thus saith the LORD of hosts; After the glory hath he sent me unto the nations which spoiled you: for he that toucheth you toucheth the apple of his eye.

Psalm 121:4 … Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep. ♥

"I AM" by Bill Stephens

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Son of God ~ Emmanuel

❤ And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God. Luke 1:35

❤ Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us. Matthew 1:23

Highway of Holiness

Are you traveling on God’s Highway? People that do not have a heart for God will not have access to this road. It's reserved only for the redeemed of the Lord. There will be no sudden danger on this path. We are living in perilous times (2 Timothy 3:1). Those who live holy, walking with Yeshua Jesus, will be divinely protected. Amen ~ HalleluYAH!!! ℛℒ

~ And an highway shall be there, and a way, and it shall be called The way of holiness; the unclean shall not pass over it; but it shall be for those: the wayfaring men, though fools, shall not err therein. No lion shall be there, nor any ravenous beast shall go up thereon, it shall not be found there; but the redeemed shall walk there: And the ransomed of the LORD shall return, and come to Zion with songs and everlasting joy upon their heads: they shall obtain joy and gladness, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away. Isaiah 35: 8-10 ❤

Friday, December 9, 2011

How The Grinch Stole Christmas

--- but this brother took it back!

“Do you know what turned my "Joy to the World", into a "Blue, Blue Christmas"? It was religion! Yep, the dreaded "R" word.”

Confessions of a Christian Grinch

The devil hates our Joy … so keep praising Jesus.

The devil hates our Faith … so keep believing God.

The devil hates our Christmas … so keep shining Light.

HalleluYah! ♥


We see Christmas only when we truly see the Lord. It was one great leap from the throne of God to that manger in the stable; from the top of glory to the bottom of humiliation; from the bosom of God to the breast of His mother.

He put on humanity that we might put on Divinity. He loved us so that for our sakes He, through whom time was made, was made in time; and He, older by eternity than the world itself, was younger in age than many of His servants in the world.

He, who made man, was made man; He who made a tree, had come to earth to die on a tree so that we might have eternal life.

His birth was an event so miraculous that all heaven was awed with the wonder of it all.

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Luke 2: 9-14 ... And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.

For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.

And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.

And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,

~ Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men. ~ ♥

Thursday, December 8, 2011

He Came ...

❤ Could've come like a mighty storm, With all the strength of a hurricane; You could've come like a forest fire, With the power of heaven in Your flame. But You came like a winter snow, Quiet and soft and slow; Falling from the sky in the night, To the earth below …

He came to reveal God the Father. (Colossians 2:9, John 1:18)
He came to put away sin. (Hebrews 9:26, Romans 5:6)
He came to set us free. (Galatians 5:1, John 8:32,36)

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

John 14:1 ~ Believe

Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.

[Jesus Christ]

Mark 1:15 … And saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and BELIEVE the gospel.

Mark 11:24 … Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, BELIEVE that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.

Luke 8:50 … But when Jesus heard it, he answered him, saying, Fear not: BELIEVE only, and she shall be made whole.

John 1:2 … But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that BELIEVE on his name:

John 6:29 … Jesus answered and said unto them, This is the work of God, that ye BELIEVE on him whom he hath sent.

John 20:31 … But these are written, that ye might BELIEVE that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name.

Acts 16:31 … And they said, BELIEVE on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.

Romans 10:9 … That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt BELIEVE in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.

1 John 3:23 … And this is his commandment, That we should BELIEVE on the name of his Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, as he gave us commandment.

1 John 5:13 … These things have I written unto you that BELIEVE on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may BELIEVE on the name of the Son of God. ❤

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Lay Your Burden Down

We are not designed to be alone and to carry the cares of this life. God tells us to cast ALL of our care upon Him. (1 Peter 5:7) We should not try to shoulder our burdens. The increasing load will break us over time. Instead, we need to lay our burdens down at the foot of the cross. Jesus will meet us there… and He lightens our load!

[Author Unknown]

Psalm 55:22 … Cast thy burden upon the LORD, and he shall sustain thee: he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved.

Matthew 11:28-30 … Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.

John 8:36 … If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed. ❤

It's About the Cross

If our greatest need had been information, God would have sent us an educator.

If our greatest need had been technology, God would have sent us a scientist.

If our greatest need had been money, God would have sent us an economist.

If our greatest need had been pleasure, God would have sent us an entertainer.

But our greatest need was forgiveness, so God sent us a Saviour.

[Author Unknown]

1 John 4:9-10 ...  In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him. Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.❤

Monday, December 5, 2011

Give God Your All

As his heart is, such will his life be…

Let your thoughts be psalms.
Let your prayers be incense.
Let your breath be praise.

[Charles H. Spurgeon]

Philippians 4:8 … Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.

Psalm 141:2 … Let my prayer be set forth before thee as incense; and the lifting up of my hands as the evening sacrifice.

Psalm 150:6 … Let every thing that hath breath praise the LORD. Praise ye the LORD.

~ Amen! ❤

We Are The Reason

❤ This Christmas remember that Jesus is the gift --- WE are the reason!

~ Thanks be unto God for his unspeakable gift. 2 Corinthians 9:15

Sunday, December 4, 2011


If I have brought a gleam of light
To cheer a darkened day,
If I held out a friendly hand
To help along the way.
Then in these acts of kindness done
It is not me that you see,
But glimpses of that Loving One
Who chose to dwell in me.

[Author Unknown]

John 15:16 … Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain:

1 John 4:13 … Hereby know we that we dwell in him, and he in us, because he hath given us of his Spirit.

Matthew 5:16 … Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven. ❤

The Gift

❤ But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law, To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons. Galatians 4:4-5

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Jesus Calling

Don’t be foolish or slow of heart, I will not pass you by.
Sit with Me.

I am your healer, the restorer of your soul, and the One who forgives.
Turn to Me.

I will lead you to still waters and quiet resting places.
Walk with Me.

I wait for you with outstretched arms to assure you of My love.
Run to Me.

Let My words be as a flame of love that burns deep within you.
Sup with Me.

Why are you troubled and why do doubts arise so easily?
Look to Me.

I am your song, I want to fill your heart with My praises.
Delight in Me.

What I have told you, I am faithful to fulfill.
Rest in Me.

Let Me open your understanding so you can know all I have done for you.
Learn of Me.

I am glorified and have sent you the promise of My Father.
Drink of Me.

I will be your source of joy and fruitfulness. You will never be empty.
Abide in Me.

I speak to you the promises that come from My Father’s heart.
Trust in Me.

I place My hands over you and pour out my richest blessings upon you.
Receive from Me.

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1 Corinthians 1:9 … God is faithful, by whom ye were called unto the fellowship of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord. ❤

On My Father's Side

❤ And it came to pass, that after three days they found him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the doctors, both hearing them, and asking them questions. And all that heard him were astonished at his understanding and answers. Luke 2:46-47