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Emmanuel, God with Us

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Grace & Peace Spark Buddies!

We all seem to go through a season where we feel alone. For many people this holiday season may be challenging due to the absence of a loved one, perhaps someone else has not reached their goals, and the list goes on and on. Keep in mind that you are not alone PERIOD! The mere fact that you're reading this is a blessing. If you feel like you're by yourself call on the name of Jesus because He is your present Help, He is your shelter, He is your comforter, He is your Perfect Peace, He is your healer, He is your friend and then some!!!

Be blessed~

TODAY'S SCRIPTURE

"Behold, the virgin shall become pregnant and give birth to a Son, and they shall call His name Emmanuel--which, when translated, means, God with us"
(Matthew 1:23, AMP)

TODAY'S WORD from Joel and Victoria

In the Bible, Jesus has many names that identify His character. One of those names is Emmanuel, which means “God with us.” Before Jesus came to the earth, the Spirit of God resided in the temple. The people had to go through all sorts of rituals to make them clean enough to go near Him. Now, as believers, we are the temple of the Holy Spirit. When we accept Jesus as our Lord and Savior, He is the one who cleanses us and actually makes His home in our hearts.

Isn’t it good to know that God is with us? He is closer than the very air we breathe. His peace is always with us. His joy is always with us. His power is always with us, and His victory is always with us. The next time you feel alone, remember, you serve Emmanuel—the God who is always with you!

A PRAYER FOR TODAY

"Father in heaven, thank You for choosing to make Your home in me. Thank You for filling me with Your peace and joy. I bless You today, knowing that You will never leave me nor forsake me. In Jesus’ Name." emoticon
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  • GRACEISENUF
    AAAHHH...there isn't any better news than the GOOD NEWS of Jesus Christ and his never ending love and faithfulness! Thank you for a most encouraging blog!
    3877 days ago
  • LOOSEINGIT

    Thank you Jesus for the Blessings you give us Daily.

    Thank you for your prayer, you are right .. we are never alone.

    Merry Christmas
    Jesus is Lord
    3877 days ago
  • XHOOSIERLOSER
    Thank you for sharing and reminding us about what matters.
    3878 days ago
  • ARMSPORTS
    Amen! Glad to see a fellow Sparkie living their faith. Honor God and savor the journey, wherever it takes you.

    Merry Christmas!!


    3878 days ago
  • CCLEADBYEXAMPLE
    Always good to have God close by:)
    Casey
    3878 days ago
  • LYFESTYLECHANGE
    Amen and Amen!! emoticon
    3878 days ago
  • DRIVENDOUGLAS
    Very Cool! It's nice to see Brothers and Sisters in the Lord who are 'getting it out there' for people to see at this time of year. Far too often Christians hide their lamps under a basket at the fear of 'offending' someone. Jesus himself was offensive. He told us that he did NOT come to bring peace, but a sword (or division).
    Keep up the good work and keep fighting the good fight. We shall overcome the enemy by the blood of the Lamb and the word of our testimonies!
    Love in Christ,
    Douglas
    3878 days ago
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