Saturday, December 24, 2016
"O Holy Night"
This is the beautiful sight I see when I am out and about in my small town. A most lovely sight for sure. I wanted to share it with y'all. It is definitely in keeping with the "reason for the season" and remembering the "Who and not the do". Just remember as you look at this beautiful picture, "the Stable sits in the shadow of the Cross".
I just wanted to wish each and every one y'all a Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year!!! As I do I just wanted to share with y'all what I shared with a very special group of ladies. As I did, I was reminded that every one who visits my blog are a very special group of people also. So, this is my Christmas prayer for all of us.
Father, We thank You for the Perfect gift of Yeshua, Jesus Christ! We thank you for seeing us thru, this another year. We have so much to be thankful for this year. I know there has been a lot of health issues for people this year and the previous years, but I have to remind myself from time to time that nothing ever happens without You knowing about it. I can see in our lives where You have been holding each one of us and seeing us through the hard days. With knowledge and affirmation of Your presence in the hard days, we know that You will be with us during the good days. I pray for a new year full of blessings for each one of us. I pray that 2017 will be the year that we see dreams being fulfilled in all of our lives. The secret dreams that we have never shared with anyone but You, Father. I pray that You, Yahweh will open doors for us that could not have been opened without You. I pray that You will shut doors that we don't need to even look thru or that has run its course in our lives. I pray that You will give each of us an extra portion of boldness to "live out loud, love out loud and praise You out loud". I pray, that with all the changes coming in the new year, that You will teach us to pray more focused, to pray believing, and to pray more often, knowing You hear our cries. I pray for 2017 to be the best year so far, for each of us. I pray that You will teach me/us to be more health conscious and more aware of what we need to do to take care of us so we can be a blessing to those around us. I pray that You, Father God will enlarge our circles of influence and that we can be a blessing to all we come in contact with, especially those opposed to You and Your ways. I pray that when people see us, they know something is different about us. I pray that our lives will glorify You in everything we do. I pray that You will teach us to love others in a way that is more pleasing to You. I pray that You will convict each of us of the sin in our lives and the need to confess and ask You for forgiveness. I pray that You will be with all the leaders of this nation and teach them to call on You for guidance. I pray that You will be with all the leaders of the world and teach them all to call on You. Your Word says that every knee shall bow and every tongue shall confess that Yeshua, Jesus Christ is Lord and Savior over all, I pray that every knee will bow because they have trusted and believed in You. I pray that every tongue will confess that Christ Jesus is Lord and Savior because they have accepted Yeshua as Lord and Savior of their lives. I pray that 2017 will be a year of people coming to You, freely, because they want a better way of life. I pray that we will remember that the manger points to the Cross this Christmas Season. Thank you for Salvation in the form of a Baby. Amen!
We had a most beautiful Candle Light Vesper service at church tonight. It was a lovely sight indeed. I pray that everyone has a wonderful night of sweet refreshing rest in the name of Christ and remember the silence and the beauty of the Holy Night that Christ was born. Always remember that God loves y'all and so do I. MERRY CHRISTMAS Love and hugs, Patty
(ps: click on the picture for a larger view)