CHRISTMAS- THE CREATOR IS BORN INTO HIS OWN CREATION

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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. 

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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

https://aleteia.org/2018/11/05/anthony-hopkins-opens-up-about-faith-alcoholism-and-success/

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. 

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ADVENT_ a new beginning

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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.

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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
  • Pray more
  • Go to church
  • Alms giving
  • Visit a sick friend
  • Say NO
  • 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

Jesus comes for all people

The perfect gift is Jesus !!!!!

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Jesus- Son of God and Son of Man (in the Gospel of John, the emphasis on Jesus is to show us that He is the Son of God and Son of man) was prophesied in the Old Testament, Jesus the fulfillment of that prophesy. Jesus the saviour, Jesus the redeemer, Jesus the Messiah. Prophesies from the Old Testament coming true in its fulfilment of the promise of a Saviour.  God through the face of Jesus delivering on His promises. This is one way to give credence to the prophets of the OT.

Below is one of my favourite Christmas songs from biblical inspiration.

Jesus who gave up his crown to be with the lowest of the low. Jesus who came into this world with so little but gave so much. Jesus was to show us a new way to live, a new way that would lead us all to salvation.

You don’t have to earn Jesus’ love. He has loved you first.

So, for the price of Jesus coming and living among us, what do we need to do?

To make a friend in Jesus, to pray to Him, to ask Him, to worship Him,  make Jesus your best friend., that’s all. Why? Because He is our hope in this dark world.

You might think this is cheesy but that’s half the problem today with society, the minute you speak on spiritual matters you are regarded as old fashioned or out of touch. If you can’t prove it, it doesn’t exist. They couldn’t be more wrong.

I speak with truth and conviction. In my darkest times when I prayed,  Jesus has always come through, Jesus made my burdens lighter and not to think of what He has removed from harm’s way. Jesus who is at work moment by moment aligning our paths with God’s will, if we let Him.

FAITH is the precursor, without it, you are blocking the power of Jesus Christ.

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So on this Christmas 2017, I have spent it with my husband, beautiful daughters and family who love Christmas because it has been instilled in them since they were born.

On Christmas Eve, together we went to church, together we prayed and together we celebrated over two days joined by other family members. What could be better?

I’d like to wish you all what I have-LOVE, PEACE, and JOY in my heart. May the spirit of Christmas enfold you everyday and may Jesus come into your hearts to dispel all darkness and infill it with peace and joy.

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STOP! PREPARE! CHANGE! STAY AWAKE! BE ALERT! IT’S ADVENT!!!

ADVENT means ‘ a coming’

This Sunday begins the four weeks of ‘Advent.’ The countdown to prepare as we wait in faith, hope and love for Jesus’ coming into our hearts again.

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Mark 13:33-37(Gospel for Sunday-3rd Dec.)

33 Be on guard! Be alert[a]! You do not know when that time will come.34 It’s like a man going away: He leaves his house and puts his servants in charge, each with their assigned task, and tells the one at the door to keep watch.

35 “Therefore keep watch because you do not know when the owner of the house will come back—whether in the evening, or at midnight, or when the rooster crows, or at dawn. 36 If he comes suddenly, do not let him find you sleeping. 37 What I say to you, I say to everyone: ‘Watch!’

I often hear people say why are we waiting for Jesus if He has already come, TRUE!

But don”t we celebrate birthdays, anniversaries and other celebrations every year?

We live in a fallen world and what a great way to start with advent, to change our ways, to turn back to God, to make Jesus the centre of our lives.

I love the Advent wreath as it helps us focus on Jesus, it helps us keep track of what is to come.  Especially during Advent we open our hearts to God. I try to do that and speaking from experience, I always find myself ahead. I give money and I always have money in my wallet, I help people and there’s always someone there to help me. I fall and by the grace of God, He picks me up, I pray for people and God is there to help them too. God has promised to never leave us and  If you live your life right, God will catch up with you.

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 The first week of advent also marks the beginning of the new liturgical year Cycle B.

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As we wait and prepare this Christmas, we are also waiting and preparing for Jesus’s second coming. We do not know the hour , we do not know the day nor year. We can only be redeemed by the grace of God. He knows what’s in our hearts and we should do everything in our power to try and be the best versions of ourselves.  We should keep a heaven perspective. We prepare our holidays, a marriage, children, to buy a house, to retire etc… well then why not for our eternal future???????????

START NOW, START THIS ADVENT, IT’S NEVER TOO LATE!!!!

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