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Today....Who's that Baby?

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Jesus, to me You are more than a baby in a manger.
You are the living Christ, in whom the universe
hangs together. You are the Mighty God,
the Everlasting Father, and the
Prince of Peace. Amen.

  
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VRCATON 12/16/2009 11:06PM

    how true ..

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L*I*T*A* 12/16/2009 6:09PM

    very nice...........thanks......blessing
s and hugs.................lita

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NELLIEC 12/16/2009 6:08PM

    The other day, my son discovered that our creche scene rattled. He looked carefully and saw that the baby Jesus had lost His head. So we took off the plastic, found the head and glued it back on. A very simple thing, and yet it brought home to me that the real baby Jesus became the man Jesus who gave His entire life for me (not just a little plastic head).

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LINDA25427 12/16/2009 2:25PM

    emoticon Joy thank you and Merry Christmas and a Happy new year filled with love ,laughter , and contentment . emoticon

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CBSPECIAL 12/16/2009 12:38PM

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SUNNY332 12/16/2009 12:36PM

    Absolutely. Thanks, Joy, and have a Wonderful Wednesday.

Hugs, Sunny

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DEBBIEANNE1124 12/16/2009 12:35PM

    Right on!

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"CHRISTMAS gift suggestions"

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

"CHRISTMAS gift suggestions: To your enemy-FORGIVENESS. To an opponent-TOLERANCE. To a friend-YOUR HEART. To a customer-SERVICE. To all-CHARITY. To every child-A GOOD EXAMPLE. To yourself-RESPECT. To CHRIST-your life"


  
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CONCHA77 12/16/2009 9:07AM

    Absolutely!

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MELOSPARKLE 12/16/2009 8:48AM

    Perfect!

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SUNNY332 12/16/2009 8:45AM

    Wonderful gift ideas.

Thanks, Joy, for a great post.

Hugs, Sunny

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CBSPECIAL 12/16/2009 6:17AM

    Great gift giving suggestions!

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VRCATON 12/16/2009 12:50AM

    Thanks! That list in itself is a great Christmas gift!

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NELLIEC 12/16/2009 12:14AM

    Amen!

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L*I*T*A* 12/15/2009 9:41PM

    great...............thanks for sharing.........blessings and hugs............lita

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DAUSTINFAN 12/15/2009 8:42PM

    Thanks for sharing!
Such a sweet post, and I agree with Laura,
It is a reminder of what Christmas is really about! emoticon

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DEBBIEANNE1124 12/15/2009 7:57PM

    Way to go!

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MONSTERLAURA 12/15/2009 7:20PM

    Thanks for reminding us what Christmas should focus on.

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KEEPGOING87 12/15/2009 7:13PM

    LOVE IT... thats wonderful!

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ALICIA214 12/15/2009 7:12PM

 


Beautiful, and so satisfying.


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Today....

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

The fear of the Lord is not being scared of God. How can we have intimacy with someone we are scared of? God's greatest passion is to have close fellowship with us.

The person who fears God has nothing to hide. In fact, he or she is scared to be away from God. King David had a holy fear of God and still ran toward Him and said, "Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my thoughts. Point out anything in me that offends you" (Psalm 139:23-24, NLT).

To fear God means you give Him the place of glory, honor, reverence, thanksgiving, praise, and preeminence He deserves. He holds this position with us when we esteem Him and His desires over and above our own or others'. You hate what He hates and love what He loves. You passionately seek truth in your "inward parts."

Holy fear is manifested by our unconditional obedience to Him, whether we understand what He is doing or not. When we properly fear God, we know that we can't hide anything from Him.

We must allow the Word of God to penetrate deep into our heart to judge our thought processes, attitudes, perceptions, intentions and so forth—thus changing the way we behave.

We can't fool God by making a superficial acknowledgment of the importance of pleasing and fearing Him but departing from it when it isn't convenient. It must be a firm and never-changing decision, for upon it hinges whether we are capable of growing into the image of Jesus Christ.

If you don't truly fear God, you will grow distant from Him. For this reason we are told: "The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom" (Psalm 111:10). And again: "Friendship with the LORD is reserved for those who fear him. With them he shares the secrets of his covenant" (vs. 25:14). The Lord will not reveal Himself to those who lack holy fear. He must take preeminence in a person's life in a deep-rooted heart decision: My life is not my own; it belongs to my Lord, Jesus Christ.

  
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NELLIEC 12/15/2009 6:09PM

    I know that this term of fear has been a bugaboo for many who have been abused. I try to let them know it means to deeply respect and honor.

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DEBBIEANNE1124 12/15/2009 12:10PM

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CBSPECIAL 12/15/2009 11:28AM

    thanks!

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Today....

Monday, December 14, 2009

Psalm 133:1-3 One of God's greatest desires is that we dwell together in unity. One of Satan's greatest desires is that we would be divided. God hates it when men come against each other with accusations and strife.

This psalm talks about the sweetness of unity. It compares unity of the brethren to the oil that flowed from Aaron's beard upon his garments. Oil usually symbolizes God's anointing and His Holy Spirit. When the priests were anointed for service, oil was poured over their heads. This oil flowed freely and soaked even their garments.

The only way unity of the brethren will ever be achieved is through the anointing of God's Holy Spirit. Natural man seeks his own agenda, and pride rules over him. If we, however, submit ourselves to be filled daily with the Holy Spirit, there is that possibility we will not even strive at all during the day. We will instead seek peace and pursue it.

When there is division in our families or church, we first should pray for God's anointing. This anointing includes the spirit of wisdom and understanding, might and counsel, knowledge and the fear of the Lord, which are all aspects of the Spirit of the Lord. Daily I pray for a double portion of this anointing because I know the anointing is my only hope of being able to love and help others the way Jesus does. This anointing is my only hope of living in peace and harmony with those around me. Perhaps you would like to pray with me this morning as I ask for this anointing:

  
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SUNNY332 12/15/2009 6:44AM

    Thanks so much, Joy. We all do have a desire to live in unity.

Have a Blessed day.

Hugs, Sunny

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CBSPECIAL 12/15/2009 6:11AM

    amen!

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L*I*T*A* 12/14/2009 8:07PM

    great...........thanks for sharing.............blessings and hugs...............lita

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CONCHA77 12/14/2009 6:34PM

    Awesome blog! It helped me today, thanks!

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COLEISMYSOUL 12/14/2009 5:39PM

    Have a great day.

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NELLIEC 12/14/2009 5:33PM

    Our pastor preached on this very topic last Sunday. Some people aren't too sure about oil running over them. In this cold DRY weather, oil sounds pretty good to me!!!

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DEBBIEANNE1124 12/14/2009 4:49PM

    A fine point, Joy. thanks!

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Good Morning......Today......

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Greetings

TODAY'S VERSE I Will Be With You TODAY'S VERSE "When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze." Isaiah 43:2 "And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age." Matthew 28:20

TODAY'S THOUGHT The difference between Christianity the religion and Christianity the lifestyle is the personal application of Biblical truth. We take His word personally. When God says, "I will be with you," it is not a religious phrase, it is a reality that brings us comfort, strength and hope. When there was a famine in the land, God told Isaac to stay in the land for "I will be with you". When Jacob was in danger, God told him to return to his home land and said, "I will be with you". When God commissioned Moses to lead His people out of Egypt, Moses shared how he felt that he was incompetent. God said to do it anyway because, "I will be with you". When God asked Joshua to take over for Moses and lead the people into the Promised Land, He told Joshua, "As I was with Moses, so I will be with you." God asked Gideon to lead His people into battle and Gideon was afraid and asked God, "How can I rescue Israel?" God said, "I will be with you" When Jesus was leaving earth to return to God's right hand and commissioned the Church to make disciples, He promised, "I will be with you always." Life has its trials. God has commissioned you and I to serve Him. The tasks may be difficult. We may face trials, temptations and struggles but take comfort in this, even today, God is with you. He will never, never, never leave you or forsake you.

TODAY'S PRAYER Father, thank you for your ever abiding presence. Thank you for the comfort I find in the fact that You are with me. Today, make me keenly aware that nothing can separate me from You. Help my heart be filled with faith in the reality that You will never leave me or forsake me. In Jesus Name. AMEN

  
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EWEINHISPASTURE 12/14/2009 5:57PM

    AMEN!

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DEBBIEANNE1124 12/12/2009 3:15PM

    Wonderful! Thanks!

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L*I*T*A* 12/12/2009 11:53AM

    thanks for sharing these wonderful words today.............blessings and hugs................lita

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BYRDSTAR 12/12/2009 9:50AM

    At this time of year being surrounded by santas, elves, commercial messages, and greed, it is lovely to start today with thoughts of Christ - the real reason for Christmas. Thanks.

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SUNNY332 12/12/2009 8:44AM

    Just the verse and devotional I needed to start my day.

We are never ever alone. Life does have it's trials but he is with us through them all.

Thanks so much my friend.

Hugs, Sunny

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HOPE2BE 12/12/2009 6:59AM

    I have always taken comfort in the Lord never leaving me. Thanks for the reminder.

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HOPE2BE 12/12/2009 6:59AM

    I have always taken comfort in the Lord never leaving me. Thanks for the reminder.

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HOPE2BE 12/12/2009 6:58AM

    I have always taken comfort in the Lord never leaving me. Thanks for the reminder.

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