MERRY CHRISTMAS

TL MERRY CHRISTMAS

The birth of our Savior is a prime example of humility.  A feeding trough for a bed and hay for sheets – yet God exalted Him as only God can, with angels singing and a bright star to guide simple shepherds and wise Magi – to bow down and worship Him.  You cannot be humble on your own.  The moment you try, the pride of being humble takes over and you lose.  Ask the Holy Spirit of God to help you develop an attitude of humility.  It’s not about thinking less of yourself, but it’s about thinking of yourself less.  Let God’s Spirit guide you.

God has led His people through example from the beginning. The fact that we are made in God’s image serves as testament to that. The written Word of God, The Holy Bible, serve as a road map for Christians everywhere. One thing I learned when I was very small – God don’t like ugly. It’s not good grammar, but it’s not supposed to be. The emphasis is on the word “ugly”. Ugly attitudes or an attitude that exudes pride or haughtiness of any kind are not tolerated by God. He deals with that sort of thing in short order.

It’s interesting to me that men had no room for the Holy family, but God made the birth of His Son quite special in spite of what men did. God is God – and that’s why I love and praise Him for my whole life. He has everything under control, no matter what stupid things men do. Laws can be passed and we can be forced to put up with the immorality around us, but we just look up – and there is God. We know He sees what we are going through and what is going on in our midst. He keeps us in the safety of His strong loving arms no matter what is going on around us.

A CHILD AT CHRISTMAS

Take a deep breath and be thankful that your Lord is in control. I’ve read the back of the Book and it’s going to be okay. Walk humbly with your God. Be a shining witness to those around you and tell them MERRY CHRISTMAS! My Savior was born on Christmas and I’d like to tell you about Him so He can be your Savior too! ❤

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HAPPINESS HAPPENS DAY

TL 8-8 HAPPINESS HAPPENS DAY

I think most of us are happiest when we are doing something for someone else. Nothing gives me more joy than to be serving someone in some capacity. I don’t have to be doing anything that is earth-shattering or worthy of the evening news. Simple little acts of kindness make me feel more happy and content. I need to be needed and wanted – we all do!

Today is HAPPINESS HAPPENS DAY!!!  I’m not making it up – it’s a real holiday and I think it’s a great idea for those of us who have lost loved ones. As I study the concept of happiness I’ve come to a couple of conclusions. I know without a shadow of a doubt that my family would want me to be happy. And to be happy, I need to be serving someone else – helping them along their journey in life.

Happiness isn’t on the road to anything – happiness is the road.  – Bob Dylan, quoting his grandmother

Whether it is service in your local church, or as a volunteer somewhere, we heal from our own issues better if we are helping someone else heal too. It’s how God made us – to help each other. I just have one question about the words to this next song. If a person felt like a room without a roof, then would that be considered a room anymore? If a room doesn’t have a roof, hmm… I don’t think it’s really a room. Some of these songs you just can’t over think.

As Christians we can be especially happy because we know our Lord has this crazy world under control! No matter how much bad news we hear (and there is plenty of it), we can look up and say, “Lord, I know You’ve GOT this!”

Happiness is the Lord – a song I learned many years ago, but one that has stayed with me every day of my life.

If you can’t find someone to help, pray about it. God will put someone in your path.  🙂