Christmas Wishes


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I wish there were no more:

Abortions

Sick TV shows

Obscene movies

Deviant lifestyles

Taking the easy way out

Killing of school children and innocents.

Killing/harming others or yourself does not solve your problem.

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Try:

Caring for others

Loving others

Helping family members

Giving to others

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Quit:

Greediness

Selfishness

Worldliness

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Live to:

Feed your inner spirit

Embrace your God

Learn goodness

Grasp Holy Scriptures

Accept Jesus Christ as your Redeemer

Praise God

Thank God

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May the peace of Christmas help you:

Forgive others

Forgive yourself

Forget the past

Live a better life today

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Today:

Draw a line in the sand.  Cross that line if you’re on God’s side.  Prepare to die in hell if you’re not!

Thanks!

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Psalm 107:21–“Oh, that mankind would praise the Lord for His goodness and for His wonderful works to the children of men!”

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Even though. . .
We rebelled against the words of God… We were bound in affliction and sins… We despised the counsel of the Most High… We hated all manner of His sustenance… We drew near to the gates of death… We were at our wits end… We were brought low through affliction, oppression and sorrow…

Despite all this. . .
His mercy endures forever.
He redeemed us from the enemy.
He delivered us from hunger, thirst, and despair.
He leads us in the right path.
He satisfies the longing soul.
He fills the hungry soul with goodness.
He brings us out of darkness.
He brought us from the shadow of death.
He broke our chains asunder.
He sent his word and healed us.
He calms the angry seas and storms.
He keeps affliction away.
He watches over us like a shepherd.

“Whoever is wise and will see these things, they shall understand the loving kindness of the Lord!”

~Shalom

O God my God!

 

Psalm 107–Give Thanks unto the Lord 

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“Oh, that mankind would praise the Lord for His goodness and for His wonderful works to the children of men!”

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Even though. . .

We rebelled against the words of God… We were bound in affliction and sins… We despised the counsel of the Most High… We hated all manner of His sustenance… We drew near to the gates of death… We were at our wits end… We were brought low through affliction, oppression and sorrow…

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Despite  all this. . .

His mercy endures forever.

He redeemed us from the enemy.

He delivered us from hunger, thirst, and despair.

He leads us in the right path.

He satisfies the longing soul.

He fills the hungry soul with goodness.

He brings us out of darkness.

He brought us from the shadow of death.

He broke our chains asunder.

He sent his word and healed us.

He calms the angry seas and storms.

He keeps affliction away.

He watches over us like a shepherd.

 

Whoever is wise and will see these things,

They shall understand the loving kindness of the Lord!
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Where’s the Fruit?

Assorted fruit

 

Where’s the Fruit?

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“I say then:  walk in the Spirit and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh.”  Gal. 5:16

V. 22-23 “ . . . the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faith, meekness, gentleness, and self-control, which such there is no law.”

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We have bottles of prescription medicines, vitamin and mineral supplements, special remedies to enable the physical body to function properly.  Where is the nourishment and supplements for our spiritual bodies?  I would think the fruit of the Spirit should be on everyone’s menu for each day.  Let us seek them in God’s Word daily, the Holy Bible.  Pray for them to become part of our inner beings, and practice them so we may grow into the godly examples God desires of us to bring glory to His name. Amen

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God Be in My Head

~ Henry Walford Davies

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God be in my head, and in my understanding;

God be in mine eyes, and in my looking;

God be in my mouth and in my speaking;

God be in my heart, and in my thinking;

God be at mine end, and at my departing.

A Big Hairy Deal

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My world started out all right

Till I was aroused by pleasures

I believed my strength was tough

But easily gave in at a whim

I didn’t measure up at all

To my potentials and fizzled

Let down my very best friend

Pride slithered down the sewer

Guess that’s where it belonged

Always prided myself as good

Compared with others I did shine

Till real life choices knocked me down

Hammered in the awful bad fixes

“Everybody does it so no hairy deal”

Well it was and is a big deal to me

Though I’ve skewered self many times

That’s the whole crux of this poem

One can slip out of that sewer hole

Wipe up and put on new clothes

Clean under those finger nails too

Comb the hair and affix that smile

Let it beam out from your heart

You know you are better now

Learned how to swat those flies

Peskies trying to get under your skin

You know how to block their end zones

And can shine your sun every day

Into your new life, you’re born again

You met the Man and He sure can

Make you new and vibrant too

Chucked those sins into the farthest sea

They are no more and you are free

To be loved and loving others too

Chin up, eyes ahead, rest my friend

In the love and peace of Jesus Christ

The Son of God, the Son of Man

Learn of Him and open your heart

He’s waiting for your sincere request

Embrace His love and forgiveness

Heaven is yours for evermore

Amen

Day 7 NaPoWriMo

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GOD IS…

GOD IS SO GOOD

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Psalm 107:8, 15, 21, & 31 “Oh, that men would praise the Lord for His goodness and for His wonderful works to the children of men.”

 

Why did the writer stress this four times in this psalm?  I believe he was trying to tell us something important and wanted to make sure we were listening.

Some ways we can praise the Lord for His goodness to us are with:

  • Gratitude for His love for us
  • A thirst to know Him more
  • A desire to please Him more
  • A hunger to study His word
  • A greater love for others

What would happen if we practiced all of the above? There would be greater joy and peace in our lives. We would become strengthened in our faith. Our burdens would seem so much lighter. And our lives would reflect the richness of God’s treasures.

What a difference that might make in someone else’s life!

What a wonderful way to please the Lord!

Think about it…

“Oh, that men would praise the Lord for His goodness and for His wonderful works to the children of men.”

Stingers

 

 

Matt.6:14“For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.”

 

© 2010 Jeanne E. Webster

 

I am a sinner, Lord. Every day I begin with best intentions, but somehow they go astray.  This morning I woke asking you to guide me through the day, keep me from making mistakes repeatedly, and provide the needs of my family and friends. Thank you for all my yesterdays and the tons of blessings you have so graciously given me.  You are such a gentle Savior, Jesus.  I would love to look upon your face and into your eyes, as I know that that alone would revive this tired body and sagging spirit.  Yes, I know…in good time!

 

In the stillness of the day, I hear your voice, Lord, whispering words of wonderful peace and joy.  Sensing your presence, I draw closer to you.  Your peace and calm trickles over this spirit like a melting honeycomb; your sweetness relieves my pain.  My spirit is refreshed as I draw strength from your healing balm, and I am thankful for your mercy and love.  However, I need to confess a problem.

 

Sometimes I struggle to share your forgiveness with others as you have told me to do.  I tend to hold grudges, Lord. Pains inflicted by others stick into my spirit like wasp stingers.  They’re hard to pull out, even with a good pair of tweezers.  Sometimes I don’t get the whole stinger; it breaks off deep inside and festers into one big sore.  Before I know it, the sore needs more attention and is harder to heal than if I would have pulled it out cleanly.  That’s sin for you. 

 

You see, Lord, I’m like a child wanting to please, yet five minutes after being corrected from a “no-no”, I’m back to doing it again.  I’m sorry as can be but in the heat of the moment, memory fails me.  “Forgive others.”  Sinning comes on quickly, like an out of the blue moment.  I’m sorry, Lord. 

 

All is not lost though, Lord.  You have softened my hardened heart, and in time, I begin to see the true way to deal with stingers.  I can feel that truth deep in my soul and the goodness that oozes from it.  “Forgiveness is love.”   I hold on to those moments and they’re lasting a lot longer now.  They come automatically… sometimes.  Other times I have to talk with myself and deliberate which way to go.  Do I lose my cool and lash out at the offender, or do I sense anger building and quickly remove the stinger before it festers?  I’m learning, Lord.  Slowly…but surely.