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The One Gift

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The one gift I want,

The one gift I can’t see,

But I know it is Jesus,

And not the Christmas tree.

It isn’t the packages,

And ribbons silky and bright.

It is all about our Savior,

And that first Christmas night.

 

This gift I don’t understand.

I don’t know this kind of love.

The Son of God was given,

And sent to us from above.

The perpetual gift of Jesus,

Will guide us every day.

We need to use this gift,

Offering thanksgiving as we pray.

 

This gift will bring much comfort.

It can offer total peace.

He will always keep His promises,

And His grace will be released.

He is not a genie in a bottle,

All about making wishes on earth.

It is about being made brand new,

And given a special re-birth.

 

This gift I cannot see,

But the One I have is here,

Coming from God’s presence.

His Spirit is always near.

 

I thank God for the Gift.

It is a gift like no other.

I have been adopted in The Family.

Jesus is my new brother.

A gift like this cannot be kept.

It must be shared every day.

Love is only a gift,

If it is given away.

TRW 12-10-18

 

Isaiah 9:6-7

6 For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.

7 Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even forever. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this.

 

This prophesy was fulfilled with the birth of Jesus, the Savior of the world. Jesus brought us the gift of total love and brought us the New Testament and the law of love. We are to love God and to love our neighbor as ourselves. We are to show others the love that God showed us by sacrificing His only Son so that we could live eternally with Him in heaven and not be condemned to hell with Satan.

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Rest

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I need not do the labor.

I need not to pass this test.

I need to rest in His Word,

And He will provide the rest.

My goal in life,

Is to look to the day ahead,

Letting go of the past problems,

That haunt my weary head.

 

I need a vacation,

To get a needed rest,

But I take worry with me.

I have failed the first test.

A plan is not needed.

I need to leave work behind.

I need to just breathe,

Taking one step at a time.

 

I am tired and stressed out.

I am running a race in life.

I don’t need any reminders,

Of all the turmoil and strife.

I will turn off the radio.

I will silence my phone.

I need to take some time,

And spend time with God alone.

 

I need to rest in the Lord,

Letting all my worries go.

I will find His comfort,

As life goes to and fro.

 

 

I will be refreshed,

By God’s promise to me.

He is clearing the path,

So I can live calm and free.

TRW 12-05-18

 

Matthew 11:28-30

28 Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.

30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.

 

We take on so many burdens that are not ours to bear. That causes us stress and depression. An old song says: “What a privilege to carry, everything to God in prayer.” He wants to carry our burdens. He does not want us to worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will take care of itself.

I Belong to the ONE

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Where do I belong?

Where am I meant to be?

What am I to do,

On my road to eternity?

I belong to the King,

That resides in heaven above.

I was made for His pleasure,

To give Him supreme love.

 

There is something that draws me.

I can hear God calling my name.

He has enough room for many,

And treats everyone the same.

Jesus was born unto man.

I am drawn to His peace.

I need to be shielded from fear,

And my sins to be released.

 

I found out where I belonged,

The day I invited Him in.

He says I have a place for You.

This is a battle that you will win.

I have no need to fear now,

Because God’s Spirit is inside.

I am basking in His peace,

And have no need to hide.

 

I belong in a mansion,

Because God says it’s so.

I can brag about my name,

Everywhere that I go.

 

 

God will use my service,

So I will open my heart and soul.

I know where I belong.

And where I am meant to go.

Through Jesus, I belong.

He provided the way.

To find my way home,

Where I was created to stay.

TRW 12-04-18

 

Isaiah 9:6

For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.

 

We all are searching and many of us do not know what we are searching for. We are searching for peace, which only comes from knowing Jesus as our Savior. He has all the answers, so we do not have to try to figure everything out. There is a saying that says “Let go and Let God”. Let go of trying to create your own destiny. Your real destiny is heaven and this life on earth is just our road to get there. Try to enjoy the journey and embrace life with curiosity about what is going to happen next. See how God will write your story.

The Christmas Tree

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I stand here so excited today,

To share with you God’s love.

I love this Holy Season of joy,

And the greatest Treasure form above.

 

I had no place to be.

So I decide to go,

To a little country church,

A place I did not know.

 

I felt out of place.

Was I where I belonged?

Then suddenly I heard my name.

It was a voice for which I longed.

 

There were gifts passed around,

And more under that tree.

It was when I heard my name.

It was a gift meant just for me.

 

God was peeling away,

The layers of my life.

He offered me peace,

And a world without strife.

 

The tree was not green.

Instead it was a humble cross.

There I found my salvation.

I would never again feel lost.

 

This cross bore Jesus blood.

It was shed for all to see.

He gave me the perfect gift,

My salvation at the foot of that tree.

 

Christmas would never be the same,

Once I knelt at the cross.

He picked me up off my knees,

And paid the awful cost.

 

TRW 12-02-18

 

Luke 2 :1-11

1   And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed.

2(And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.)

3And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city.

4And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David:)

5To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child.

6And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered.

7And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.

8And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.

9And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.

10And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.

11For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.

12And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.

13And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,

14Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.

 

Who ever knew that this birth would change the world and out future. We were given a Savior who would sacrifice His life for us on the cross. I find myself so filled with emotions during this season. A season of joy at His birth and a season of sorrow for what He had to sacrifice for my mistakes. I am so glad that He sought me out to be included in His Holy family. I can call myself a Christian, because of Jesus Christ. I will follow Him all the days of my life. I can walk in peace because of who He is and what He did.   I can sing and praise like the angels and say , “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.”

The Greatest Miracle

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Angels are real messengers.

One announced our Lord’s birth.

Gabriel brought us the good news,

And did it here on earth.

He came to young Mary.

She was favored by God above. \

He chose her to carry Jesus,

And bring us pure and perfect love,

 

The angel Gabriel reassured her,

And told her more that day.

She did not know what to do,

So the words in her heart did stay.

She would bring the world the Savior.

What an important task.

She had so many questions.

There was so much she wanted to ask.

 

She had to walk in faith.

Her story would be hard to believe.

She was not yet married,

And did know how she would conceive.

This was a miracle event.

Jesus had to be man and God too.

The Holy Spirit covered Mary,

So our salvation could come through.

 

She was troubled by Gabriel’s words,

But had to walk by faith.

God would protect her life,

And cover her with grace.

 

 

Mary did not understand it all,

But knew that God’s Word is true.

We also have to be a vessel for Him,

For His blessing to come through.

He wants to be your Savior.

He want to be my Savior too.

His love is so great for us,

Your eternity can be sealed for you.

 

Believe in this greatest Miracle.

It is a gift better than gold.

Jesus Christ is that Miracle.

The One that the angel foretold.

TRW 12-02-18

 

Luke 1:24-38  And after those days his wife Elisabeth conceived, and hid herself five months, saying, 25Thus hath the Lord dealt with me in the days wherein he looked on me, to take away my reproach among men. 26 And in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God unto a city of Galilee, named Nazareth, 27 To a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin’s name was Mary.28 And the angel came in unto her, and said, Hail, thou that art highly favoured, the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women. 29 And when she saw him, she was troubled at his saying, and cast in her mind what manner of salutation this should be. 30And the angel said unto her, Fear not, Mary: for thou hast found favour with God. 31 And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name JESUS. 32 He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David:

33 And he shall reign over the house of Jacob forever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end. 34 Then said Mary unto the angel, How shall this be, seeing I know not a man?

35 And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God. 36 And, behold, thy cousin Elisabeth, she hath also conceived a son in her old age: and this is the sixth month with her, who was called barren. 37 For with God nothing shall be impossible. 38 And Mary said, Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it unto me according to thy word. And the angel departed from her.

 

Mary had to surrender her life to God and His will. She had to believe what no man could logically understand. She was sent the news, to her, from the angel Gabriel. She did not fully understand the sacrifice that she would have to make for all of mankind. She allowed God’s will to be done and was fully obedient. What a great example of surrendering is Mary. She could have been killed herself for becoming pregnant outside of a marriage. Joseph also was visited by and angel for him to accept this great Miracle. Jesus now allows the Holy Spirit to dwell within us to do the will of God here on earth. We are not worthy vessels, but He trusts us to carry His Word to mankind. The miracle of Christmas goes on every day, that someone is saved and surrenders their life to God above.

The Right Time

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Am I in the right place?

Is this the right time?

Is this mountain before me,

The one I’m supposed to climb.

I started on this path,

But am not sure of the right way.

If this is the right help to give,

Then with Your help I will not stray.

 

Give me the right words,

That will help lift my brother.

I want them to feel Your mercy,

And know my God like no other.

Let me be Your loving vessel,

Pouring out my love to them.

Let me show them faithfulness,

And that they have found a friend.

 

I have found a Friend in You.

You give me what I need.

You do not enable me,

To be a person of greed.

You direct the way to go.

You fill my heart and soul.

Our relationship is of trust,

And helping me become whole.

 

This wholeness I want to share,

Only comes from God above.

It is experiencing security,

By feeling God’s perfect love

 

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1 Timothy 5:8 – But if any provide not for his own, and especially for those of his own house, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel.

Psalms 91:1-12 – He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.  

1 John 4:18 – There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.

 

We need to have discernment in life. We need to know when to help physically and when to help spiritually. Should you give a hand out or a hand up. By giving another person physical things, we may not be helping the root of the problem. By loving, we might be enabling, by giving the person their way instead of what they really need. If you become an enabler, you are allowing another person to abuse and mis-use your love. So much enabling goes on in life because we fear being rejected by another person. We do not want to experience another person’s disappointment in us. Many times, we should just be praying for that person and allow God to fight the battle they are facing, instead of you hopping in to try to fix it.

Get Some Help

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Get some help today,

If you are not feeling strong,

When you are overwhelmed,

When things seem so wrong.

I know I need to change things,

But I cannot do this alone.

I need Your strong hand,

When I am tired to the bone.

 

I’m tired of the same problems,

That I cannot seem to resolve.

I finally see the battles I face,

That I don’t need to solve.

This depression that I face,

Is just another evil trick,

That Satan is using against me,

Trying to make me tired and sick.

 

I have authority over this,

And I can chase Satan away,

By calling on Your Holy Name,

As I kneel at night to pray.

“Get behind me Satan”.

I am a child of God above.

I was meant to be at peace,

And an instrument of God’s love.

 

God’s love is total peace,

And I am entitled to it all.

So get behind me Satan.

I am not willing to take this fall.

 

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Judges 16:28And Samson called unto the LORD, and said, O Lord GOD, remember me, I pray thee, and strengthen me, I pray thee, only this once, O God, that I may be at once avenged of the Philistines for my two eyes.

Isaiah 40:31 – But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew [their] strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; [and] they shall walk, and not faint.

Philippians 4:13 – I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.

Philippians 4:6-7 – Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.   (Read More…)

Psalms 18:32-34 – [It is] God that girdeth me with strength, and maketh my way perfect

 

Satan wants you to give up and give in. he is winning the battle if He can defeat you and if you forget who you are in Jesus Christ. Don’t accept the “same old- same old”. Don’t stay in a pit of despair. You have been accepted as a citizen in God’s kingdom, if you have accepted Jesus as your Savior. You can stand up straight, even on the worst days, because you know who you are and you KNOW that you are on the winning side. You have much to look forward to , so stop looking back and letting the garbage pile up in your memories. Look forward to tomorrow with peace. God is opening the path of your destiny. Do all you can to serve Him with joy in your heart.

First Step of Healing

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To admit that you are wrong,

Is the first step of healing.

The Holy Spirit will work on you.

To get the devil to quit stealing.

Satan is robbing you of the joy,

That God has promised for you.

He lost his entitlement to heaven.

Now he wants to steal yours too.

 

Examine the tests in life.

What areas do you have weakness?

Are you slow to anger?

What areas do you need to confess?

Resentment and anger,

Are causing you turmoil and strife.

Jealousy and coveting,

Have taken over your life.

 

Confess your shortcomings,

And ask your sweet Savior in.

He can give you a better life,

As He cleanses you from your sin.

A change starts with you,

But peace comes from God above.

He erases the anger and bitterness,

And covers you with love.

 

Submit to God’s authority.

He is the Way and the Light.

He can take the shambles,

And make all things right.

 

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1 Peter 3:10 – For he that will love life, and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips that they speak no guile:

Ecclesiastes 11:9 – Rejoice, O young man, in thy youth; and let thy heart cheer thee in the days of thy youth, and walk in the ways of thine heart, and in the sight of thine eyes: but know thou, that for all these [things] God will bring thee into judgment.

John 16:24 – Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full.

1 Timothy 6:17 – Charge them that are rich in this world, that they be not highminded, nor trust in uncertain riches, but in the living God, who giveth us richly all things to enjoy;

Luke 1:47 – And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour.

 

As we look around in this world, we see many things that we want. They are just that…. Things or Stuff. Most of those things are not necessary to have a good life. We have lost track of what joy is. Joy is not in things, but comes from love and peace. True peace comes from God’s forgiveness of our sins. His peace will lessen our desires for earthly things. We need to examine what is important in life and then realize that those things are what we need to be thankful for. God’s gift of pure love, through His Son Jesus is the most important thing to seek in this world. He can give you the peace that you seek.

Temple of Stone

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God dwells in the temple of man.

God gave up the temple of stone.

Wherever you go in life,

You will never be alone.

His ears are always opened.

His eyes are on you too.

You are to represent His Love,

In everything that you do.

 

You may dwell among the sinners,

But you must try to do your part,

Of showing them the God in you,

And how He changed your heart.

You will be tested every day,

And be tempted by Satan’s sin.

There will be trials and turmoil,

But God’s Spirit will help you win.

 

Your temple did not come cheap.

You were bought with a great price.

You need to try to live better.

Being average will not suffice.

When God asks you to act,

You are to be a vessel for Him.

You are not in this battle alone.

With Him, you have the ability to win.

 

You are not a temple of stone.

God gave you a special heart.

He will help you to finish,

And will help you know where to start.

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1 Corinthians 6:19-20

19 What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?

20 For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.

 

Stone is hard and is slow to change. Stone cannot embrace a person who needs a soft shoulder to cry on. A temple of stone is not mobile and can only be reached by a few people. God wants to be available for His children, when they are happy and when they are sad. He wants to hear from them. God uses us for His Spirit to dwell in, so that the world has access to His love. We need to be a soft place to land, when our brother or sister is hurting. We need to lend them an ear or a hand. We must stay fueled up with God’s love, so that we are not easily swayed or tempted by the sin that will surround us if we are out in the fields to gather His children in. It is hard to stand firm, when there is so much sin that surrounds us and tempts us. Jesus said: “Get behind me Satan”, when He was tempted and then used the Word of God as His shield and His sword. His Word can chase away temptation, as you go into this corrupt world to help another find the joy of the Lord. Be His Temple of love and not of stone.

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