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.

Your Presence, O Lord

In the morning, children will be awakening with breathless anticipation of what presents will be discovered.

Lord, as we awaken each morning of every day…may we arise with breathless anticipation of what Your presence will bring!!

What joy to know that each day is a time of discovering more and more about You!!

Merry CHRISTmas, Lord Jesus!! I celebrate YOU!!

FREEDOM!!

For the kingdom of God is not a matter of talk but of power!   1 Corinthians 4:20

As I was typing this, I saw a vision of fireworks!  On the Fourth of July, many people go with their families to watch fantastic displays of fireworks celebrating our freedom as a nation.

I believe the vision I had was reminding us that we, as God’s people, can celebrate our spiritual “Independence Day!” We are now free from the penalty of death for sin….Jesus paid the price!!  We have been given eternal life!

It was for freedom that Christ set us free;  therefore keep standing firm and do not be subject again to a yoke of slavery.   Galatians 5:1

Beloved of God!!  Are you walking free in Christ Jesus?  Jesus is our Great Deliverer!!  He has delivered us from the bondage of evil!  He has delivered us from the power of sin! If there is anything today that has you in bondage…let today be your DAY OF FREEDOM!!!

I see great displays of the FIREWORKS of God all over the earth!!! HALLELUJAH!!

We will see great displays of His Power in the coming days!!

LET THE CELEBRATION BEGIN!!!!

 

[First posted in 2011…still true today!]

The Hope of Glory

Let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven. ~Matthew 5:16

May we reflect the Light of Christ today and every day! Mary carried the physical Jesus and gave Him birth into the world. We carry the spiritual Jesus -Christ in us, the hope of glory. ~Colossians 1:27

Lord, may we join You in releasing Your presence, Your power, Your mercy, and Your love everywhere we go!

We honor and celebrate YOU, Jesus, on this day and every day of the year! HALLELUJAH!!

I CELEBRATE!

Dearest Jesus,

I celebrate Your physical birth upon this earth so many years ago.

I celebrate Your life – showing us by example and teaching how to live.

I celebrate Your willingness to lay down Your life for us.

I celebrate Your resurrection and Your spiritual life being lived out in and through us.

I celebrate You in us – the hope of glory.

I celebrate!