…behold, the star which they had seen in the East went before them, till it came and stood over where the young Child was. When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceedingly great joy. And when they had come into the house, they saw the young Child with Mary His mother, and fell down and worshipped Him. And when they had opened their treasures, they presented gifts to Him: gold, frankincense, and myrrh.
We celebrate what we have, and our trip to Israel was cancelled this year due to you-know-what. This photo is but a tiny glimpse into our daily scenery around here. Thanking God – for He is so good. His gifts are cherished treasures; just like the Magi brought to Baby Jesus so long ago. PRAISE AND HALLELUJAH!! as inheritors of His free gift of salvation, we feel especially blessed this Christmas.
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Sometimes it seems like we get bogged down with the cares of this life. Do you linger in a place of miry clay? Let God help.
1I waited patiently for the LORD; and He inclined to me, and heard my cry. 2He also brought me up out of a horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my steps. 3He has put a new song in my mouth – Praise to our God; Many will see and fear, And will trust in the LORD.
~ Psalms 40:1-3
A few years back I managed to fall and break a leg. I was in a helpless state of being alone, and unable to get up off the ground. I was pinned under a hand truck which was also pinned under a heavy concrete block.
“LORD, I need help!” I cried out. I didn’t wait patiently for His answer either. The pain was significant and I almost blacked out. But the Lord heard my cry and I believe sent an angel who helped me get free and use the hand truck as a crutch to lean on. I was contemplating my next move when a neighbor’s truck came down the road so I waved the driver over. He was very kind and helped me get medical attention.
Many times I wondered why God allowed my foot to stumble.
11For He shall give His angels charge over you, to keep you in all your ways. 12In their hands they shall bear you up, lest you dash your foot against a stone.
He quickly set my feet on solid ground and His angels helped me; but afterward I began to wonder if God had a bigger plan for me than what I was doing with my life at that time. First He needed to get my attention and stop my program. He had to remove me out of the horrible pit I was in.
Praise God! He allowed this trial but used it to put a new song in my mouth. My prayer life got a complete overhaul. People have noticed a change in my life since the accident. My spiritual growth has caught fire. It didn’t take me long to realize after surgery that the Lord now had my full attention. I could not run or escape my predicament. I began to watch a lot of Christian TV from the couch, study my Bible, and seek God’s will in my life. Soon I was in church again enjoying Christian fellowship, worship time and hearing God’s Word preached.
Have any of you had a similar experience? Let me know in the comments. I would love to hear your testimony of how God has rescued you from the pit and changed the course of your life.
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“So remember this and keep it firmly in mind: The LORD is God both in heaven and on earth, and there is no other. If you obey all the decrees and commands I am giving you today, all will be well with you and your children. I am giving you these instructions so you will enjoy a long life in the land the LORD your God is giving you for all time.” ~ Deuteronomy 4: 39-40 NLT
So what are those instructions? Look no further than the next chapter – Deuteronomy 5. We know them as THE TEN COMMANDMENTS!
God has given us so much. He delivers on His promises. All He asks of us is to follow simple instructions and accept His Son Jesus for eternal life. Isn’t that the sort of love we all want?
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“For the mountains may move and the hills disappear, but even then my faithful love for you will remain. My covenant of blessing will never be broken,” says the LORD, who has mercy on you. ~ Isaiah 54:10