Advent Season 2019

Today is the first Sunday of Advent.

Advent is the period of four Sundays and weeks before Christmas (or sometimes from the 1st December to Christmas Day!). Advent means ‘Coming’ in Latin. This is the coming of Jesus into the world. Christians use the four Sundays and weeks of Advent to prepare and remember the real meaning of Christmas.

I Will Give Thanks!

With my mouth I will give thanks abundantly to the LORD ; And in the midst of many I will praise Him. (Psalms 109:30 NASB)

May we not be silent this day and in the days ahead. May ALL who are around us know Who we thank and Who we praise!

This is not just in Church…but everywhere that we happen to be! WE are the Church!!

Our Thanksgiving and Praise should not be shaped and molded by where we are or what circumstances we may find ourselves in.

Our Thanksgiving and Praise is a response to WHO GOD IS!

This Scripture says, With my mouth…” Thanksgiving and Praise is meant to be SPOKEN!

Out of our hearts, our mouths speak. (Based on Luke 6:45).

What is in our hearts today? May our words express our love of our God!

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A NEW SEASON

A NEW SEASON

The Lord keeps reminding me that I/we are in a new season in His Kingdom. 

I have been trying to go through my clothes and donate those that do not need to go with me in this new spiritual season of ministry and life.

A few days ago I felt a strong call to get my desk and file cabinets in order (I have one 4 drawer and one 2 drawer). Oh, the precious nuggets I am finding – lost and hidden in all of the miscellaneous “stuff.” 

How many precious things of the Lord are lost and hidden among all of the things we felt needed to be held onto?

I feel that the Lord is calling me to sift through a lot of things of the past because I need to make room for all of the things He is bringing into my life NOW!!  PRAISE GOD!!

I find myself becoming excited as I organize past sermons, devotions, teachings, prophetic words, prayers, and ministry events that the Lord used me to minister in for His glory and for the equipping of His Church!  I am excited because as I am doing this I KNOW that I am making room for what is coming!!

Brothers & Sisters!  Do you have room in your life for the NEW that the Lord wants to bring you?  Is it time for you to do an inventory – physical and spiritual – and CLEAN OUT those things that will hold you back from receiving God’s abundance?

LORD!! Help us to weed out all of those things that clutter up our lives to the point that we can’t move quickly and freely with You into our future. Help us to prune our lives of “dead things” that do not promote NEW LIFE!  Help us to speak LIFE to others and also to ourselves!

LORD!!  You are the most precious thing in our lives!!  May we not let anything take YOUR place!! May every decision we make come from embracing YOUR heart, YOUR perspective, YOUR love, and YOUR will!!

LORD!!  We are ready to go forward with You!

Leaving old things behind…

“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 wilderness and streams in the wasteland.”     ‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭43:18-19‬ ‭NIV‬‬