Friday, November 25, 2005

Looking Forward to Christmas....

Thanksgiving Day has come and gone. My little momma has caught what Jim and I have had. She did not go with us to our friends around the corner. But, I always cook a Thanksgiving meal for us, even if we go out to friends because we love the leftovers. I fixed her a plate to have along with all the trimmings of salads and cranberry sauce. She loves cornbread dressing and she can eat her fill of it to her hearts desire.

We had a wonderful time of fellowship with L and J and their daughter, Melissa, her friend, Andrea, and her other friend, Bodie. The only young person who was missing was James but he is getting his fill today at his best friend, Abby's family, in Houston. It will have to tide him over until he comes home at Christmas.

Now, I pray that we maintain a spirit of thanksgiving as we turn our thoughts and hearts to Christmas. Oh, how I pray that everyone would come to know and love Christ my Lord and Savior. He reached down and pulled me out of the dung heap and has seated me in the heavenly places, right there beside Him! His love for me is unfailing, unending, ever present and always enduring. There is nothing I can do that will separate me from Him. "For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord" (Romans 8:38-39).

Now, my prayer for each of you is taken from Ephesians 3:16-21, in the Amplified Bible:

"May He grant you out of the rich treasury of His glory to be strengthened and reinforced with mighty power in the inner man by the [Holy] Spirit [Himself indwelling your innermost being and personality]. May Christ through your faith [actually] dwell (settle down, abide, make His permanent home) in your hearts! May you be rooted deep in love and founded securely on love, That you may have the power and be strong to apprehend and grasp with all the saints [God's devoted people, the experience of that love] what is the breadth and length and height and depth [of it]; [That you may really come] to know [practically, through experience for yourselves] the love of Christ, which far surpasses mere knowledge [without experience]; that you may be filled [through all your being] unto all the fullness of God [may have the richest measure of the divine Presence, and become a body wholly filled and flooded with God Himself]! Now to Him Who, by (in consequence of) the [action of His] power that is at work within us, is able to [carry out His purpose and] do superabundantly, far over and above all that we [dare] ask or think [infinitely beyond our highest prayers, desires, thoughts, hopes, or dreams]---To Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations forever and ever. Amen (so be it)."

This is my wish for each and every person who drops in to visit my blog. If you are someone who doesn't know my Lord and desires to meet Him I would consider it a privilege to introduce you to Him. You may let me know in the comment section and I will give you my email address for more in depth discussion. And, for those of you who are my fellow brothers and sisters in the Lord, Let Us REJOICE!!


me said...

yes, let us REJOICE! :)

glad your Thanksgiving was good...hope your mom feels better soon.

HeyJules said...

Rejoicing at my end!

Sorry about your momma. I know you were really hoping to keep all that away from her. I'll pray for her speedy recovery.

BTW - I saw the "tag" from a few days ago but I did this meme already. I think it was about a month ago.

Suz said...

Rejoicing here also, I love this time of year!

Sorry your mom couldnt make Thanksgiving and isnt feeling well. I hope she feels better soon.

Hugs Suz

sparrow said...

Thank you for the reminder to put my eyes on Christ in the middle of this really busy time! It's a good one for today, and I'll take it to heart.

Glad you had a fun Thanksgiving!

I'll pray for your dear mom today.

Joe said...

The only thing I really like about Christmas is Jesus.

But I plan to make a concerted effort to get into the "spirit" of Christmas this year...except I can't stand the idea of shopping there for.

curious servant said...


I hear how some people don't like the term Xmas. Doesn't bother me.

Whenever i approach the intersection of a street and a railroad track, I notice that the sign says: RR Xing.

So, apparently, X = cross.

What a cool thing to emphasize the Cross in the story about Christmas!