“…He Himself bore our sins in His body on the cross, so that we might die to sin and live to righteousness; for by His wounds you were healed.” (1 Peter 2:24)
Beloved of God,
“I do not cease to give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers, that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of him, having the eyes of your hearts enlightened, that you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, and what is the immeasurable greatness of his power toward us who believe, according to the working of his great might that he worked in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly places, far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and above every name that is named, not only in this age but also in the one to come. And he put all things under his feet and gave him as head over all things to the church, which is his body, the fullness of him who fills all in all.”
(Ephesians 1:16-23. ESV)
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 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.
It is good to walk in unity with our Brothers and Sisters in Christ. It is good to go forward into all that God has called us to as the body of Christ.
It is not good to base our decisions on what the majority is doing…to follow the crowd because it’s too hard to choose differently.
May we be bold enough to walk the path God has called us to walk…to base our choices on HIS plan; HIS direction and guidance. May we FOLLOW HIM – wherever it may take us!
The “official” Thanksgiving Day is over…but we have many more days to celebrate our thankfulness! It all depends on where our focus lies. We will have many opportunities to see and experience things and circumstances we are NOT thankful for. But, we can choose to be thankful in the middle of them because we have Someone who will walk with us through them and Who will give us the strength to overcome!!
As we begin the journey towards CHRISTmas….may we continue to be thankful as we focus on WHO this season is all about!! I am thankful for my Lord & Savior, Jesus, and I celebrate His physical birth upon this earth and His spiritual birth within each of us!!
May we spread His love and the Good News during the coming days. If not us…then who?