Saturday, December 17, 2011

Merry Christmas!

This year has been in some ways very intense. I know that there are many of you who feel the same way. I am afraid that my writing has suffered because of it. I can't help but question if much of it hasn't been my own fault, but that is neither here nor there now as they say.

 I do wish each one who reads and follows my writing a wonderful Christmas this year. I will be praying that whis will be our last Christmas here. That next Christmas every born again believer will be spending Christ birthday with him, in heaven.

I am sure that is the wish of every true born again believer. The Lord tells us to not just look for his appearing but to pray for it as well. The Lord doesn't stop there in his instruction tho--even though we sometimes stop there in the telling of it.He also tells us to work on doing the work that he has put us, his children, in this field called earth to do.

What work is he talking about? As God's children we are to always be aware of the opportunity to reveal Christ to someone we come in contact with. Show them not the front that so many religious organiztions today have, but to reveal the true Lord. This is the Lord who met with us when we were at our lowest point to save us from the sin that we were in. The Lord who lives within us daily to guide us in every decision that we make, and to strengthen us in every temptation that we encounter.

That is the Christ that few see from Christians today, that close personal saviour and friend. Why is that? We take credit for God's work. Yes it's that simple. We ourselves seem to forget who it is that keeps us from falling. Someone congratulates us on our achievements. What do we do? "Oh, thank you" we say, "I really had to work hard for that." We begin to think it is something that we are doing ourselves. There is nothing wrong with that, but we 'forget' to acknowledge the grace that brought us there.

This Christmas season I pray that all of us  will make plans to include Christ in our lives and reveal him to those around us as never  before. This is how that co-worker will know who to turn to when they need encouragement. Or how that family member will know where our strength comes from in times of crisis.

If you truely believe that Jesus is the reason for the season, let it be known to those you meet-- in your actions and your words in a way that will be pleasing to God. It is time for God's true children to stand and be seen.

God bless you this Christmas and everyday following.

Carrie Parker

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