Saturday, January 02, 2016

The 3 Wise Men saw Baby Jesus in impoverished surroundings and worshipped Him.

“Where is the newborn king of the Jews? We saw his star as it rose, and we have come to worship him.”
(Matthew 2:2 NLT)

"When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceedingly great joy. And when they had come into the house, they saw the young Child with Mary His mother, and fell down and worshiped Him. And when they had opened their treasures, they presented gifts to Him: gold, frankincense, and myrrh."
(Matthew 2:10-11 NKJV)

The three kings from the East recognized the divinity of Jesus in very humble surroundings.  LORD help us to walk by faith and  not by   the evidence of our limited senses.

Friday, January 01, 2016

Keep trusting in that original promise of Jesus

Believe and keep believing the original promise of Jesus that got you hooked to Him.  For me,  it is this:  "But seek ye first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you."   (Matthew 6: 33  KJV)

"So keep on believing what you have been taught from the beginning. If you do, you will always be in close fellowship with both God the Father and his Son."  (1John 2: 24  TLB)

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Accept God’s Gracious Blessings

"Then the LORD said to Moses, “Tell Aaron and his sons to bless the people of Israel with this special blessing:

"May the LORD bless you and protect you.   May the LORD smile on you and be gracious to you.  May the LORD show you his favor and give you his peace.’   

Whenever Aaron and his sons bless the people of Israel in my name, I myself will bless them.”
(Numbers 6:22-27 NLT)

May our gracious Father make His face  shine upon and enlighten you and be gracious (kind, merciful, and giving favor) to you and your family every single day in 2016. Happy New Year!

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

What return shall I render to God for all His blessings in 2015?

December 31:  Recall God's blessings in 2015 and thank God with all your heart ♥.

"Dear children, the last hour is here. You have heard that the Antichrist is coming, and already many such antichrists have appeared. From this we know that the last hour has come.  These people left our churches, but they never really belonged with us; otherwise they would have stayed with us. When they left, it proved that they did not belong with us."
(1John 2:18-19 NLT)

"My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me."
(John 10:27 NIV)

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Whoever does the will of God remains forever!

The more we crave for the world and its goodies the less we love God.

"Don't love the world's ways. Don't love the world's goods. Love of the world squeezes out love for the Father. Practically everything that goes on in the world — wanting your own way, wanting everything for yourself, wanting to appear important —has  nothing to do with the Father. It just isolates you from him.

The world and all its wanting, wanting, wanting is on the way out— but  whoever does what God wants is set for eternity.
(1 John 2:15 -  17  MSG)

This world is not our home 🏡.

Monday, December 28, 2015

Simeon took Jesus in his hands and blessed Him.

Are you actively waiting for the consolation of the Church?

"Now there was a man in Jerusalem whose name was Simeon.
This man was righteous and devout,  awaiting the consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit was upon him."  (Luke 2:  5 RM)

"Lord, now let your servant go in peace; your word has been fulfilled: my own eyes have seen the salvation which you prepared in the sight of every people, a light to reveal you to the nations,
and the glory of your people Israel.”   (Luke 2: 29 - 32 RM)

The pure joy of answered prayer is unbelievable!

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Mary, Joseph and Jesus as migrants in Egypt

Mary, Joseph and Jesus flee to Egypt as refugees.  Welcome the stranger.

"After the wise men were gone, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream. “Get up! Flee to Egypt with the child and his mother,” the angel said. “Stay there until I tell you to return, because Herod is going to search for the child to kill him.”   (Matthew 2:13 NLT)