What a Name : Our names become our recognition on this earth. Without a name, it is nearly impossible to have a conversation with anyone, or identify anything. Lights have lit up everywhere near my town. Trees are decorated , and every home looks so beautiful at night. We tend to remember the birth of Jesus only during Christmas, but it is important to remember that God took the form of man every single day. What is so special about this little baby born in Bethlehem? So many babies were born that day all over the world. 800 years ago,
Song of Thankful Heart “When upon life’s billows you are tempest-tossed, When you are discouraged, thinking all is lost, Count your many blessings, name them one by one, And it will surprise you what the Lord has done. When you look at others with their lands and gold, Think that Christ has promised you His wealth untold; Count your many blessings—money cannot buy Your reward in heaven, nor your home on high.” – Johnson Oatman (1897) It is so easy for my eyes to look at my neighbor’s green pastures, and wish for their blessing. We tend to not have
Watch out for Negative Thoughts : An incident which occurred a while ago has left me on a sad note. It has been many weeks since the incident but those negative thoughts haven’t left my mind. I wish I could turn back on time, and plan that day differently. I wonder if I should have restrained my thoughts? Should I have not stood up for my loved one? Should I still be feeling so low? Maybe now everyone dislikes me and is gossiping behind my back. Then, this morning those negative thoughts flooded back again. I grabbed the Word of God
God has remembered his covenant for ever, the word which he commanded to a thousand generations. (Psalm 105:8,KJV)
Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet and light unto my path. Psalm 119:105(KJV) One of the first verses I rote memorized as a little child was Psalm 119:105. I had no idea what it meant at that time but till today I can say this verse with my eyes closed.
3 John 1:4 I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth. I have loved being around children all my life, and I didn’t wait to be a biological mama to show my love. It started off by helping young moms with their little ones during church gatherings or home visits as a ten-year-old, to teaching Sunday School, co-helping at VBS, and being an AWANA leader as an adult for over a decade. One doesn’t have to be a biological MOM to be called a MAMA if our mothering involves lots of prayers, encouragements, discipleship,
He tends his flock like a shepherd: He gathers the lambs in his arms and carries them close to his heart; He gently leads those that have young. Isaiah 40:11
contentment: Jesus said, “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes?” (Matthew 6:25). Food makes me very happy especially if it is burgers, Paella ,Indian food, chili cheese fries, or tacos. I dream of having these food items served to me daily ,but suppose I had to eat burgers all week long there is a possibility that I may begin to dislike it after a while .
Place me like a seal over your heart, like a seal on your arm; for love is as strong as death, its jealousy unyielding as the grave. Songs of Songs 8:6
“Ring out the old, ring in the new, Ring, happy bells, across the snow; The year is going, let him go; Ring out the false, ring in the true…