You can chose to have God be a fantasy, or a reality. You can chose to look around, and see His beauty written all over the canvas of our earth. Or you can chose to see it as some sort of happenstance. Blind faith can be hard, like believing in a Santa Claus.
I choose to believe, as I have seen God do miracles in circles around my life. God doesn’t just show up today, He shows off. He has saved me from the depths of myself countless times over. His grace, and mercies saved a wretch like me. He saved a fallen down drunk, that had freely given away every ounce of sanity that I once had. He restored me to sanity, He gifted me life free in Him.
God is no fairytale, or tall tale. He is the creator of the universe. If we come to belief that He sent His one, and only son to die the most brutal death so that we might have life, we in turn get an eternal retirement plan that is out of this world. God is my everything today. I can’t imagine still living, and self loathing in the bottom of that dead cold bottle. I smelled of deaths door, and now I have the fragrance of the most beautiful flowers, watered daily by Father’s hand. I chose life today in Him.
Fantasy no, life at its realest most raw as well vulnerable. Absolutely! The best thing I have done in my 47 years next week, here on earth is turn my will and my life over to the care of God. He is my reality. I have to walk with Him daily in order to have the life I have today. With this comes a life beyond my wildest dreams. His plans for me are far better than any I could have ever dreamt for myself. I choose, and chose God! Give me Jesus!
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. John 3:16
Linus says sure Charlie Brown, “I can tell you what Christmas is all about”.
And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. And this [shall be] a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger. And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.
That’s what Christmas is all about, Charlie Brown.
Isaiah 9:6 For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
Legendary is my Lord, and savior. The Bible is translated in all languages. There are more copies of Bibles than any other book in the world. Jesus is legendary.
As I look up at my Nativity scene, and think of the Virgin Mary holding baby Jesus, it is such a beautiful sight. To only be able to have been there. I can’t imagine the anticipation the wisemen felt following the star to Bethlehem carrying gifts from afar, in greet of baby Jesus.
From Genesis to Revelation we get to read all of the stories of a man who brings salvation, and hope to the lost. Who does miracles in the lives of many, and who hears our prayers. Legendary in every way.
I will stay close to the legend, as I know this is where I find my peace. I can be still, and know that He is God. I can call upon in Him in my quiet times of prayer. He is always there. Here on earth we fail as humans, we let others down. We will never meet all of another’s expectations nor will they meet ours. There is one who all power, and that one is God! He has all authority, and He will never fail us! We just have to have faith. Even as small as a mustard seed, if that is all we can muster for now. It is enough, see where that takes us. Jesus changes lives! He has mine!
My chains are broke I have been set free, you were tethered there on Calvary I owed a debt I could not pay, you paid the debt. You died for me, bound by your blood. The worlds sin you wore
Fastened life so that I could know, your love for me is much greater than any I could ever know
Had to drink from that bitter cup. Your hands and feet struck with nails bind. Crown of thorns pushed into you head, whips and lashings. Leashed for me, streamed blood
Secured the salvation of all who believe with the blood soaked cross you bore. Until your head could no longer hang your last words said “it is finished”
Your ties were cut. You lifeless blood drained body placed in the tomb. Mary grieved her son. Tears were shed, you were dead. All this upon a cross for the lost
This is not the end of the story. Proof of life, and stamp of love. You rose again, restrained no more. Mercy reigns forever, love walks. Walks on water, and all the earth. The good news spreads, “He is Risen”
Tomb was rolled away, and your gospel shared without fetter. Disciples of you in sandals trekked eager to speak of amazing grace, and endless love, chilling I get goose bumps thinking of your unconditional love
I am just going to say the closer I get to Jesus, and the more I read my Bible the more it piques my heart and soul to know Him more! I am madly in love with the Lord! He changed my life for the good!
I can’t wait until one day I get to see His face, and He shall say “well done good and faithful servant”. This is what I strive for each, and every day. I have to keep on keeping on in Him.
Simple, and sweet! Blessing in Him for a rad week WP friends.
I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Henceforth there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, will award to me on that Day, and not only to me but also to all who have loved his appearing. 2 Timothy 4:7-8