PREPARE YE THE WAY OF THE LORD

TL 12-1 PREPARE YE THE WAY OF THE LORD

Today I wonder what your favorite Bible verse is.  Is it a verse that has helped you through hard times?  Is it a verse that has given you strength of character at times?  Is it a verse that has humbled your heart before God?

It seems like when the word witness is said, we automatically freeze up.  We forget how to carry on a conversation because we’re so worried about how to witness.  The thing is, witnessing is just a matter of living the life Christ wants you to live – in front of the world.  People see your beliefs and how what you believe helps you through the rough spots in life.  It’s our hope that they will want to know more about this God you serve.  That’s the true witness to the world.  Words don’t really mean anything if actions don’t jive with them.

TEN DAYS FORE CHRISTMASOn this eleventh day ‘fore Christmas, I want you to share your favorite Bible verse with someone.  You don’t have to say it – it can be written in a Christmas card or shared on facebook.  You can send it in the form of an email.  You never know what your verse could do to help someone’s situation.

ALL OF HEAVEN

What is my favorite Bible verse?  Well, I thought you’d never ask!

Jeremiah-33.3_6-300x216Jeremiah 33:3 is a verse that has given me a great deal of comfort through the years.  I’ve learned that I can call on God in Jesus’ Name anytime, anywhere for any reason.  There’s never anything too small or insignificant to talk over with Him.  There’s never a problem or issue that He is not interested in or unable to work out for me.  He loves me and wants to be involved in all the problem-solving in my life.  The second part of the verse is the best part – if I will call on Him – He will answer – but He won’t just answer – no – He will also show me great and mighty things that I don’t know anything about – and that, my friends – is WISDOM.  I can’t explain it – but the way He answers and works things out – is so much better than anything I would have thought of on my own!  I’ve always been glad that I took the time to pray!  Wink!  😉

 

PREPARE YE THE WAY OF THE LORD

TL 12-1 PREPARE YE THE WAY OF THE LORDI know that it’s more difficult to get into Christmas because of the terrorists attacks.  Believe me, I’m very saddened that once again our country has been a target – a soft target.  In spite of these happenings, we as Christians have a HOPE – in our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  He is worthy of our praise and worship.  He came to earth to save us and we celebrate that fact.

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Today’s goal is to take some photos of God’s beautiful creation.  I find photographs of beauty soothe my troubled soul.  Let’s take a moment today to thank God for all the beauty around us.

I need this flower in my hair - and matching gloves!
I need this flower in my hair – and matching gloves!
What a lovely shot of the sun with the snow!
What a lovely shot of the sun with the snow!
Awe... how cute are they???
Awe… how cute are they???
Will you walk toward the sun or away from it?
Will you walk toward the sun or away from it?
When was the last time you made a snow angel?
When was the last time you made a snow angel?
The allure of this photo should seem obvious... COFFEE!!!
The allure of this photo should seem obvious… COFFEE!!!
A frosty pine tree branch. Isn't that pretty?
A frosty pine tree branch. Isn’t that pretty?
Isn't this nice?
Isn’t this nice?
Alpine... wow!
Alpine… wow!
Do you ski??? Not me... I'm not even almost athletically inclined.
Do you ski??? Not me… I’m not even almost athletically inclined.
I don't know much about birds, but aren't they pretty?
I don’t know much about birds, but aren’t they pretty?
Covered bridges are so romantic - even in the snow!
Covered bridges are so romantic – even in the snow!
I like that fence - it looks better covered with snow.
I like that fence – it looks better covered with snow.
Isn't God's creation majestic?
Isn’t God’s creation majestic?
This looks so serene.
This looks so serene.

grand-canyon-981717 grand-canyon-956723Did you know it snows at the Grand Canyon???  I didn’t – but then, I’ve never been there – not even in good weather.  It’s on my bucket list to visit – and I’ll get there someday – sure hope to.

This forest is a wonderland of snow.
This forest is a wonderland of snow.
They look like crystal, don't they?
They look like crystal, don’t they?

The last ice storm we had here in Wichita was back in 1993.  I remember standing outside where it was so quiet – then suddenly there would be a loud CRACKLING noise – the sound of branches breaking off trees from the weight of the ice!  It’s a weird sound to be sure.  The folks just northwest of us had an ice storm over the Thanksgiving holiday – just in time to mess up their plans.  😦

Hopefully these photos have helped us focus on God and have reminded us that He is in control – of nature, the climate, man and the future of everyone.  May God richly bless you today.  🙂