Friday, December 30, 2011

His Word Friday - December 30, 2011

Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past.
See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?
I am making a way in the desert and streams in the wasteland. 
Isaiah 43:18-19

Linking with Nicole at Coming Alive in Christ.

Friday, December 16, 2011

In His Word Friday - December 16, 2011

For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, 
and the government will be on his shoulders. 
And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, 
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. 
Of the increase of his government and peace
there will be no end. 
He will reign on David's throne and over his kingdom, 
establishing and upholding it with justice and righteousness 
from that time on and forever. 
The zeal of the Lord Almighty will accomplish this. 
Isaiah 9:6-7

Linking with Nicole because some days I don't have much to say, but God's Word always speaks volumes.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

2011 Siesta Scripture Memory Verse #24

Whatever happens, conduct yourself in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ. Philippians 1:27

For more information about the Siesta Scripture Memory Team, visit Beth.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

What Is Christmas?

First Advent and first candle is lit
Photo Credit: Per Ola Wiberg (Creative Commons)

I believe that this is the busiest time of the year. With all the Christmas preparations it's easy to lose focus on the real meaning of Christmas.

Christmas is not about shopping, decorating, menu planning or going to parties. All of these are good things, but in the midst of it all, don't miss out on the best that this season has to offer.

Christmas is about...

  • Family - God created a family for Jesus with Mary and Joseph, and because Jesus came to earth as a baby and grew up to become a man who would die on the cross for our sins, we can be a part of God's family.
  • Relationships - Without Jesus we have no chance to have a relationship with God.
  • Love - It's the reason why Jesus left heaven to come to earth to save us from our sins and to give us the ultimate gift -- eternal life.
  • God's sovereignty - No man, not even Herod, could stop God's plan to provide salvation for all.
  • God's faithfulness - God had promised a Savior for years and in His perfect timing He kept that promise.
  • Patience - Some like Anna waited years for the Messiah. We will not always get what we want when we want it. Like Anna, we must learn to wait patiently on the Lord to provide exactly what we need.
What is Christmas to you? What are you doing this season to remember the real meaning of Christmas?

Friday, December 09, 2011

His Word Friday - December 9, 2011

But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, though you are small among the clans of Judah, out of you will come for me one who will be ruler over Israel, 
whose origins are from of old, from ancient times. 
Therefore Israel will be abandoned until the time when she who is in labor 
gives birth and the rest of his brothers return to join the Israelites. 
He will stand and shepherd his flock in the strength of the Lord, 
in the majesty of the name of the Lord his God. 
And they will live securely, for then his greatness will reach 
to the ends of the earth. And he will be their peace. 
Micah 5:2-5a

Linking with Nicole at Coming Alive in Christ.

Friday, December 02, 2011

His Word Friday - December 2, 2011

Multitudes who sleep in the dust of the earth will awake: some to everlasting life, others to shame and everlasting contempt. Those who are wise will shine like the brightness of the heavens, and those who lead many to righteousness, like the stars for ever and ever. Daniel 12:2-3

Linking with Nicole at Coming Alive in Christ.

Thursday, December 01, 2011

2011 Siesta Memory Verse #23

My shield is God Most High, who save the upright in heart. Psalm 7:10 (NIV)

Linking with Beth as I hide God's Word in my heart.



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