As Christmas is nearly upon us, one is reminded of why we celebrate this special birth. We celebrate because we are reminded that we need God everyday to help us on our faith journey. Every year, Jesus is born again in our hearts, every year we are reminded that Jesus is there for us, we just have to open our hearts and eyes to receive Him.
God has given Jesus dominion over this world we live in. Jesus is the King of the universe and why? Because God knows how much we need Him. God knows that without Him there can be no salvation.
I stumbled across this great testimony from Anthony Hopkins and he understands how we need to trust in God for our lives to have meaning, for healing and restoration. ( click below for more)
Anthony Hopkins goes on to say that too many people are protesting and asks how are they so sure of what is out there? We have enough historical evidence, philosophers like St. Thomas Aquinas, St, Augustine, St Thomas More, Henry Newman, Taylor Marshall etc… and the faith of the martyrs to help us understand and believe. I guess that requires us to take a risk, a leap of faith. But what have we got to lose? Wouldn’t we want to explore all options?
I would like to wish you all God’s blessing a happy and holy Christmas.
Love receiving comments and positive experiences from you.
As the church’s year ends and a new one begins, let’s stop and ponder on where we are going for a while.
The beginning of the busy and silly season is upon us, where we get so wrapped up in all the things we have to do and find that we make no time for God. But don’t you find that when you pack everything in, you can’t do things properly the way they deserve to be done?
I understand that we want to do everything and please everyone, but when one tries to do that we please no-one, not the least -ourselves.
Life on earth is so short and the years seem to go faster at each stage of our lives. Why don’t we try to challenge ourselves by spending some quiet time in prayer and reflection and asking ourselves what can we omit, leave out, ignore or say NO to?
If you believe that this life is a test for the next life, then how are you planning to get there? Do you think on judgement day God will ask us how many times we played sport? Went out with our friends? Took the kids out? Went on holidays? Shopped for pleasure? Or will He ask us first how much time we spent loving and serving HIM? Not that we can’t have some of these but what can we give up that doesn’t really matter?
We can’t change the past, but we can shape our future.
Some things you can try…..for example:
Read the bible
Go to church
Visit a sick friend
Repent and forgive
Speak kind, positive words
Keep a positive attitude
Believe in God’s abundance
Give up something that is not good for you
Do something kind for someone without been asked etc………
So make a list and tick off some of the things you do and keep track of how you have put yourself out to show God that you do love Him.
On the day you enter eternity, how are you going to respond to God’s judgement?
Have a blessed advent season. I’d love to read your comments.
I end with this beautiful advent song from Amy Grant_ Breath of Heaven