Saturday, December 22, 2007

And 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:)

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

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

And 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

You Will Love This

Take a few minutes to watch this video..... It gave me such a laugh.. I read somewhere that it is all men............what a hoot........... Watch the one on the left as he gets his black hood over his face and then watch the one on the right dance as he lifts his sign........... What a fun thing this was to watch............. Hope you enjoy.................... DON'T LEAVE WITHOUT LOOKING DOWN AT MY NEXT POST... My Basket of Blessing.............. :)


Basket of Blessing

Such a wonderful surprise in the mail. I received my note pads from Deena at Pretty In Pink a few days ago.. What a wonderful spirit is this lady Deena.... She took the time before her surgery to give something away.....What a blessing she is......Then in the mail came my new book Humility : True Greatness by C.J. Mahaney... from Sharon B and with the book was some candles, hand lotion, Starbucks coffee and some goodie chocolates...( a few of them may not have lasted long enough to get into the picture) I put it all in this basket and will just let it sit a while... What a nice surprise........... Thanks ladies...... You blog ladies have blessed my soul more than you can even imagine...... You are the real gift.. the stuff is just extra.................. Denise

Monday, December 17, 2007

Speak Now Or Forever Hold Your Peace

....He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth. Isaiah 53:7

My Memory Verse for Today

… I have been giving this some thought the past few days and is in response to a post by Edge of Design. When you get a minute take the time to go and read.

… The 53rd and 54th chapters of Isaiah are two of my favorite chapters in the entire word of God. It is rich with promises from the Father. In the above verse we see where the Christ, who could have called legions of angels to free Himself from the hands of man, we see a Messiah that at the age of 12 was teaching in the temple. YET He opened not his mouth and spoke not a word. He opened not His mouth in order that we could. We have the God given right to open our mouth. We have the God given right to speak of the goodness of God and the God given right to speak those things from the public square. He kept silent so that we would raise our voices.
… It is easy to see that in the day and age that we live in that the Christian faith is the only faith that is being discriminated against. We are the ones that THEY (whoever they are) want to silence. Now, we can take great comfort in that. The word tells us that they hated Him before they hated us.
….Born-again believers in Christ will be hated, rejoice and know that your name is written in the Lambs Book of Life. There is a scripture in
Revelations 12:11 that says: And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.
.....The second part of that scripture talks about the word of their testimony. We testify that He is the Lord and He is the only way unto eternal life.
…. Do I care about the rights of others to speak what they believe? I do. Freedom of speech is what this great nation was built upon, however it is foolish of the Christians today to think that our freedom exists today. Our voices are being muffled on a daily basis and to whom do I lay blame? I lay blame on myself. I have in many times past read something in the local paper or heard something on the news or even heard about something that caused the hair on my neck to stand straight up. The righteous indignation rose up in me and I went looking for my soap box. .....However, given enough time, the hair on my neck laid down and my soap box was in a closet with dirty socks. What I mean to say is, I do not always listen to the voice of the Lord in my heart. I am not always faithful to do those things that my spirit man jumps at. BUT…. There are times that I am faithful and I do speak up.

… I think in the day and age that we live there needs to be more times that we do speak up as not. I, personally need to listen more closely and speak more often. After all He stood silent and spoke not a word. He did that so that we would be free to speak.

…. It is no wonder that the world hates us.. It is no wonder that at His name demons tremble…

….For the word of God [is] quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and [is] a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. Hebrews 4:12

…..There it is, the word is alive and it sees the heart and knows what lies beneath. Have you ever wondered why the world will use the word God but you will not hear the name of Jesus spoke? Because at the name of Jesus every knee shall bow.
....In the arrogance of men’s hearts they see themselves as whole and complete not needing anyone or anything. Self sufficient. They do not see the need of a savior. So I always try and use the name of Jesus when speaking about the goodness of God. It is at that name that demons tremble, it is that name that will pierce the heart of the unbeliever. It is at that name that a seed will be planted…

…… I once heard a pastor friend of mine say… when speaking about Jesus you always want a reaction. Good or bad, but a reaction. We sometimes recoil at a bad reaction when we speak of the goodness of Christ, but it is the word that is piercing that heart and it is the word that will plant a seed that someone somewhere sometime will come along and water.
…. So I guess I said that to say this; it is our responsibility to stand and be heard regardless of the reaction. It is our God given right regardless of who says otherwise to speak the name of Christ..
…… Maybe that is a good way to start this new year… by asking the Father to help us open our mouth and speak.
Thanks Edge for the great post…………..