Monday, December 31, 2012

Just One Request
Dear Master for this coming year
Just one request I bring:
I do not pray for happiness,
Or any earthly thing—
I do not ask to understand
The way Thou leadest me,
But this I ask: Teach me to do
The thing that pleaseth Thee.

I want to know Thy guiding voice,
To walk with Thee each day.
Dear Master make me swift to hear
And ready to obey.
And thus the year I now begin
A happy year will be—
If I am seeking just to do
The thing that pleaseth Thee.

--Unknown Author

Saturday, December 29, 2012


              The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament shows His handiwork. Psalms 19:1
        One doesn't have to look very close at the night sky to be in complete amazement at the wonder of God's creative work.
         To see the magnitude of the galaxies the mass of the Milky Way;  we can't help but be reminded of  His creative greatness.
         When we look into the heavens it's like He gave each of us a front row seat in his grand arena of great power.
                  As mighty as all this truly is, its nothing in comparison to the glory He displayed  when He sent His son to earth.
         God planted the brightest star in the East to announce His arrival to the world, He called people from different walks of life to come see Jesus;  the lowly shepherds  as well as the wise men.
                   He's still calling people today to come and meet His son, the next time you marvel at the moon, the stars, the galaxies and the Milky Way keep that thought in mind.

Sunday, December 23, 2012


          Think of it; The God of the universe came down from Heaven one night in Bethlehem and took human form!   " God was manifested in the flesh"  ( 1 Tim  3: 16 ) That manifestation was in the person of Jesus Christ.
         If you have ever wanted to know what God is like, then take a look at Jesus Christ---- because He was God in human flesh.
         Its been over two thousand years since this event took place, this birth was like no other in the history of mankind .
         To his disciples Jesus said  " You believe in God believe also in me"  ( John  14: 1 )
         Amid all the glitter and busyness of the season, don't lose sight of the miracle of that first Christmas in Bethlehem a most incredible truth it is and will be forever. 

Sunday, December 16, 2012


         Holiday advertising,Television specials, our favorite  Christmas carol's on the radio, should all  assure us of a Merry Christmas.
          But for many people this will not be the case, some will be homeless, some will be in the hospital with illness's ,still others will be nurturing their hopelessness, from drug and alcohol abuse, and for others marriage will be sadly ending for them, the list could go on.
          Christmas should be a time of joy and peace and good will as we all know, but we live in a fallen world, and a less than perfect Christmas does happen, that first Christmas in Bethlehem seemed less than ideal.
         Christmas morning for Mary and Joseph was in a stable, and as a new mother Mary perhaps wished it could have been better. But in that stable God chose to celebrated the birth of His son, that others who are having a less than a Merry Christmas, can celebrate it too.
         If things are difficult for you this year and nothing seems to be going right. You don't have to wait for peace to come into your life, just kneel at the manger and see, "It is Jesus." Christmas then can take on a whole new meaning for you and can be the Merriest one ever for you. Luke 2: 10-11


Sunday, December 9, 2012


           We must never for-get what happened to God's people long ago, God guided them by sending a cloud that moved along ahead of them, and He brought them safely thru the waters of the Red Sea.
          Miraculously, God sent them food to eat and water to drink, He was there as a mighty spiritual strength, yet after all this, most of them did not obey God, and He destroyed them in the wilderness.
          From this lesson we are warned, that we must not desire evil things, as they did. (The scriptures tell us, " The people sat down to eat and drink and then got up to dance" in worship of the golden calf.)   1 Corinthians  10:  1-7
         Maybe you think "Oh i would never behave like that." But remember this---the wrong desires can come into your heart at anytime as it did for them.
           We must be careful to guard our hearts, you know we can not eat at God's table and at Satan's too.
         The choices you make in your life today  can and will  determine your future walk with God as it did with our fore fathers.

Sunday, December 2, 2012


          Warning signs are everywhere, they alert us to things that are harmful to us, in everyday life.

            The Bible list seven such warnings to our spiritual life in   Proverbs 6 : 16
These six things doth the Lord hate: Yea seven are an abomination unto Him.
          *  A proud look.
          *  A lying tongue.
          *  And hands that shed innocent blood.
          *  A heart that deviseth wicked imaginations 
          *  Feet that be swift in running to mischeif
          *  A false witness that speaketh lies.
          *  And he that soweth discord among brethern.
          This list is not in His word just to take all the fun out of your life as some might think
           They are His warnings of love He places in there to keep us spiritually strong and safe.    

Help me to heed your instructions,and live my life pleasing to you.