Tag Archive | kindness

This Glorious Season

Christ - MangerAhhhh… the sounds and lights of Christmas. The hustle and bustle, to and fro. Rushing around to make sure everything is ready for the festivities. It is so easy to get caught up in the whirlwind of advertising and miss the true meaning of Christmas.

For many people, Christmas is a time of sorrow and great stress. They don’t have the extra money to buy presents for their children, family, and friends. Many are saddened when they think of the loved ones who will not be able to come home for various reasons. Christmas dinners may only be a wish and not a reality for some as poverty runs rampant.

However, Christmas should have an incredible meaning for believers and should be a season of great joy. It is a time of God showing His great love for us. It can be a special time filled with healing and renewed strength. Christmas is a beautiful celebration of Christ’s birth. God sending His only Son Jesus, into the world to be born. His birth brought great joy to the world. Shepherds, wise men, and angels all shared in the excitement of knowing about this great event. They knew this was no ordinary baby as the prophets had told of His coming hundreds of years beforehand. And when the bright star stopped over Bethlehem to mark the way for those who were looking for this special child’s arrival, they all knew history was being made on this very special day.

In a manger long ago, a child was born who showed the world the path to peace and love of mankind. Today, it still begins with a single, loving action that ripples into the very spirit of Christmas. So whether you’re with family, alone or in difficult situations, you can still embrace and rejoice during this glorious season. It doesn’t matter what you can give…what matters is that He came this day to be born our Lord and Savior! Celebrate with all your heart and watch Him do the most amazing things in your life. I pray that you experience God’s amazing love, strength and peace during this joyous time of year!

Merry Christmas Tree and Stars

Please disregard any advertisements you may encounter under this posting as the author does not endorse them. Thank you.

Tis the Season to Shine Brightly

ChristmasWith all the hustle and bustle of the Christmas Season, it is easy to get lost and bogged down in all the trappings. With the emphasis of buying the right gifts, putting up decorations, and having family gatherings; there is no wonder why so many people become stressed, worried, and exhausted at this time of the year. They find themselves filled with depression, grief, and sorrow. Some may even have thoughts of suicide, from the feelings of being all alone. If they are having financial difficulties, it compounds the whole “gift giving” pressure ten-fold. So, how can we help our fellow man?

Spread the true reason for the season by sharing God’s amazing love. God has given every single one of us a unique skill or talent. Maybe you love painting, baking, couponing, music or maybe you are a talented financial wizard or organizer that gets things done. Maybe you have a bubbly personality that is infectious. Whatever your talent, God can use it in the most remarkable ways to shed a glimmer of hope upon someone else.

Proverbs 16:24 says that “pleasant words are as a honeycomb, sweet to the mind and healing to the body.” Just by a small act of kindness, saying hello with a smile, could mean the world of difference to someone battling depression. Holding a door open could show an act of kindness. You never know what kind of day that person has had or the thoughts they are thinking; you just might be their only glimpse of love.

God wants us all to shine our lights brightly towards others. We are blessed to be a blessing. It doesn’t matter how small the act is…what matters is the impact on the other side. God will always use your talents for the right person, in the Jesus people seeexact moment it is needed. God knows what that person is going through and what they desperately need. By allowing Him to use you in these small acts of kindness, He will make the most incredible impact on their lives.

Always remember that “it is more blessed to give than to receive”.  (Acts 20:13) There is absolutely nothing more rewarding than a heart filled with the excitement of knowing you touched someone today. You just might be their only glimpse of hope in a very dark world.

So, SHINE YOUR LIGHT on all those you come in contact with today. For you just might start the most amazing chain of events that impacts them so deeply; that their life will never be the same.

NOTE: Please disregard any ads you might see under the postings.  They are not endorsed by the author of this website.

Stand Together – National Prayer

Heavenly Father, you told us that when 2 or more agree you are in the midst. We come today in prayer for our Nation and elected officials that are standing for righteousness and justice for all Americans. For what happens in America effects the whole world. We pray for not only State and Federal officials but for all those making decisions. May all decisions be filled with God’s wisdom and discernment.

Please watch and pray with all the intercessors in the below video. Christopher McDonald of The McFiles does amazing work, bringing truth and God’s word to us all. This Faith Special is for all of us to come together in one voice under God, standing and praying together for our Great Nation. May God’s glory shine from sea to shining sea.

Please disregard any advertisement you may encounter as the author does not endorse them. Thank you.

 

Keep The First Thing First

When we teach children how to go from crawling to walking their first steps, we expect them to stumble. We expect them to take time to learn how to walk on their own. It takes patience, kindness and love as the children learn and grow. God is like that too. He is a loving and kind Father.

As we begin to walk with God, it takes time to read HIS WORD, learn HIS WAYS and obtain HIS KNOWLEDGE. He isn’t angry with us. He understands that our spiritual growth takes time to cultivate and grow. He bandages us up and continues working in our lives, all the while He is patient and stays with us until we reach our destination.

As we read in Proverbs 4:1-9, we are told to pay attention in order to gain and to know intelligent discernment, comprehension and interpretation for God gives us good doctrine. While we grow in our abilities to rightly divide and understand God’s word, we are not to forsake His teachings or corrections. It is written that we are to hold fast to His word, keep His commandments and we shall live.

The first and most important thing is get skilled, godly wisdom and understanding. By walking with God and reading His word, WISDOM will be added. But why is wisdom so important?

Wisdom leads to understanding, discernment, comprehension and interpretation. She keeps, defends and protects you. Proverbs 4:8, says to prize Wisdom highly and exalt her, and she will exalt and promote you; she will bring you to honor when you embrace her. She shall give to your head a wreath of gracefulness; a crown of beauty and glory will she deliver to you. Proverbs 4:13 says take hold of instruction and do not let go. Guard her for she is your life.

So in other words, Wisdom will always lead you to God’s best. Wisdom will guide you in all things. You will know how to rightly handle money, friends, family, commitments. She will lead you to make right choices.

Wisdom is life. Seek first the Kingdom and everything else shall be added. Read the Word, hear the Wisdom, get knowledge and discernment for they will fill your life with wonderful outcomes.

Life can get so busy that we forego reading the Bible and instead start watching teachings online or on the television. However there are many false prophets in the world today. They may be giving you only a small fraction of the truth that keeps you in a defeated pattern. The only true way of knowing God and having Him fill your life with sustainable truth is by reading HIS WORD yourself.

God’s Word is the truth and is worth reading every single day. It brings life, revelation, breakthroughs, miracles, healing, Wisdom, discernment and understanding. Isn’t that worth turning off the television, the internet or the video games to spend time with the Creator of the Universe who knows you better than you know yourself?

Don’t miss your moment. Keep First Things First! Get into the Word today and allow HIM to cultivate you. Be filled with Wisdom and all she offers. You will not be disappointed and your life will be filled with much greater things than you ever believed possible.

Please disregard any advertisement you may encounter as the author does not endorse them. Thank you.