How are you?

How are you today?

 

~picture is not mine.

How are you feeling today? It’s been a rough few weeks hasn’t it? I only pray that your burden is getting lighter my dear friend. Since last weeks shooting incident in Connecticut,  you’re probably wondering is there any hope left in humanity? Were we made to live on this earth just to hurt one other? What is going on in the world you ask. Is our purpose in life destined to be so miserable? Is hate all that is left? I hope not friends. In fact, I know not. You see, Christ paved a way for all of us to be out of this horrible mess. We weren’t made to be stuck in sadness or sin. We were made to bond with God the Father, to honor Him and please Him. And you know what, Christ made that possible for us. Through His sacrificial death, we are free from sadness and depression and evilness. Our hope is in Him. Only he can bend our broken hearts, only He can wipe away your tear saturated face, only He can comfort you and put you to a peaceful sleep tonight with a knowledge knowing that things will be okay the next day.

If your hurting, please seek refuge in Him. His Words are life. His awesome strength is strong enough to carry you through all of your burdens. Please, don’t isolate yourself. Get yourself healed and be prayed for. And once your feeling better, go out there and pray for someone else. Bless them with your powerful prayers and support.

Have a happy Christmas everyone!!

“For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord.”        -Luke 2:11

Generous Giver?

Xmas-Lights

2 Corinthians 9:6-7, “Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously. Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.”

Do you hear Him speak into the depths of your soul today?… “I own it all. I’m not asking you to give Me ‘your’ money. I’m asking you to return what’s Mine and watch Me move.”

…”It has to be given away to be multiplied.” God challenged me – “What can you give away in the midst of your need?”

It was as if a dam broke in my soul. Not because of the money God provided. That was a blessing for sure. But it wasn’t about the money. It was about seeing God move. And my trust deepening. And my heart softening. And my hands opening.

Remember, God loves a cheerful giver. In addition, when we give to the needy, we are lending to the Lord (Proverbs 19:17, “He who is kind to the poor lends to the LORD, and He will reward him [the person giving] for what he has done.”).

Are you ready to give like never before this Holiday season? I pray that God will move in your soul with the spirit of generosity. Merry Christmas to all my WordPress peers. 🙂

~picture is not mine and credits are given to Proverbs 31 Ministries