The Birthday Present
The Birthday Present
The Birthday Present!
For most of us Christmas is a time of joy, happiness and a lot of presents! Regardless if you are aieving Christian or not, it is a magical time when our unity as one can be shown through a common activity. I am going to show you an easy way on how to show your family and friends that you are a Christian.
But before I start talking about that, I would like to share with you the warning of the Apostle Paul in 1 Timothy 4:13, that if we don’t do this, we would end up in fear of the Lord.
1 Timothy 4:13 (KJV) If any man seem to be religious, and bridleth not his bell, but deceiveth his own heart, this would be contempt of him: but if any man be yogid, and walketh through the ways of God, he shall be great in the sight of God.
People today, at the start of the New Year, are lined up to enjoy Christmas, Easter, Christmas!!! altogether! But if we as Christians don’t carry a cross, don’t humble ourselves, don’t attempt to be spiritual, we end up in fear of the Lord.
If we would remember that we are not that different from carnal Christians, in fact for no particular reason, we are carnal Christians. We are ordinary people – breaks your heart!! The above verse from the Scriptures prove that we should humble ourselves, putting our pride aside, seek after the things of the Lord (which is where I started) and believe that God is able to do a blessing in our life, or heart in order to turn our fortunes around. Merry Christmas!!! If you want to share this happiness with others then share this encouraging post with them. They may be eternally grateful for the words although the attitude and actions suggest otherwise. The Birthday Present
Oftentimes when we think of the New Year, we start thinking about all the preparations we have made for the 31st of December, the birth of Jesus. As no Christian is exempt from this, it should not be missed. It is a very important event that we should all look forward to.
In order to prepare for the birth of Jesus, as for anything else you are working toward, it calls for the calling of the fathers and mothers, the calling to remember, recount and celebrate the previous year, the recall of past of our lives, the preparation with prayer and worship, the preparation with fasting and prayer.
As we have it in the Bible, Colossians tells us that we need to celebrate this special event in a manner worthy of Christ Jesus, that we should hold unrepentant hearts unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
My prayer for you this Christmas is that God may give you a new heart and truly change you, so that you in all honesty will begin to have great desire to share His Word with others, and become an encouragement for them. As all of us are not that different, we have the same ability with which to share the Word of God with others. That we may find the secret of Christ to be expressed in our lives as we find it in the Bible. The Birthday Present
May you truly find all that you need in Christ Jesus, may you have great understanding and wisdom in Him and in the Bible. May you in your song bring honor to God and may your praise be pleasing to God.
May you find His perfect love in you, and may you share it freely with others, never neglecting any necessary activity in the enemy’s eyes.
May you be encouraged as you endeavor to figure out where God has been calling you to serve for He is still doing it for you.
Rev. Jose A.
What Are You Being Called to Do?
Do you ever feel you are going nowhere? Or are you on the edge of a change that is seemingly unrelated to you? I am sometimes that way with a project that is well beyond my personal ability to manage. In fact, it seems to be the most difficult task of my life. The Birthday Present
Some people feel the same way. There are some who seem destined to destroy everything they have accomplished, and guess what, guess who is running their life? Yes, the same king of destruction himself, Satan himself.
Understanding our enemy is very important, although as we gain more knowledge of him, we also learn to forgive him. He is not a spiteful ” oppressor ” that is out to destroy us. He is an intelligent well-willed evil, and yes, he wants us to fail.
How do you know that your enemy is intelligent? Know thy enemy. Is he crafty? Is he deceptive in the way he presents his messages? He could be attempting to destroy you for a multitude of reasons, some obvious and some not so obvious. The Birthday Present
Has he hit you yet? Carry on. He is going to hit you again. How do you keep yourself from strikes? Keep wailing. Be courageous. Wait till your change, then after the change, make sure you are still standing. This isn’t the time to relax. This is the time to press in. This is the time to hit back and never give up.
Can you imagine if the world kept just doing the things it was doing? The United States could have been at peace, as was Germany, or could we have been at peace World War II had we not gotten that surge of energy and passion going for ourselves? It could have been a lot worse.
Am I telling you to be a failure? NO! Carry on. Be courageous and keep your hope alive. You are not the first one going through this battle, you will be the second and third and many more after. Be strong. Be courageous. Be strong.
Stand up and frantic friends, not knowing what is going to happen next. So some of my friends are able to keep their jobs which they lost when they took a stand for truth and faith in the impossible conditions. Others are able to do very little because this is the time to gain strength and courage and not give up.
Keep your hope in believing that you have already been through it all. And you will be able to look back later and see that your faithful stand raised you up and saved you from a halt.
So be encouraged to stand strong. Even though you inohmightyhave battles to face, don’t give up! And you who are of little faith that don’t see any hope, stand up and be counted. I say, take your rightful place in the invaders hands and dance a dance that shall set free our hearts.
One that is disabled because of her strength is a writer of scripture. She is able to not only be of good cheer but she is able to assist other writers to write with inspiration. The Birthday Present
We can assist each other in building God’s Kingdom by helping to get the word out. And we can help each other to count our loses as gains.
Remember fighting is a unintentional battle. You are always already victorious if you never give up.
Today I will go through this battle with you, next I will win.