Have you ever felt like God would never be able to use you for something good because of your past, because of something you’ve done? Well, my friend, consider this.
Matthew Chapter 1 lists the genealogy of Jesus. While this may seem like a boring read, I want you to see something important…very important.
Besides the chosen and beloved Mary, simple young girl chosen by God to carry this very special baby, we see some other very significant women mentioned, women whom we would probably NOT consider worthy to be included in this special blood line leading to the birth of the Savior of the World. Let’s read and see…
Reading this morning in Isaiah, blessed by this Song of Praise:
In that day you will say: “I will praise you, O Lord. Although you were angry with me, your anger has turned away and you have comforted me. Surely God is my salvation; I will trust and not be afraid. The Lord, the Lord, is my strength and my song; he has become my salvation.” With joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation.
In that day you will say: “Give thanks to the Lord, call on his name; make known among the nations what he has done, and proclaim that his name is exalted. Sing to the Lord, for he has done glorious things; let this be known to all the world. Shout aloud and sing for joy, people of Zion, for great is the Holy One of Israel among you.”
“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. Of the greatness of his government and peace there will be no end. He will reign on David’s throne and over his kingdom, establishing and upholding it with justice and righteousness from that time on and forever. The zeal of the Lord Almighty will accomplish this.”~Isaiah 9:6-7 NIV
What an incredible gift we celebrate this time of year…the gift of a baby, born to us, for us!
Jesus is our Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God (God as much as Man), Everlasting Father (equal to God the Father in every way, part of the three-in-one God who created the universe, and us!), Prince of Peace!
- Need a Counselor? Jesus is our Wonderful Counselor!
- Need peace in your life? Jesus is our Prince of Peace!
I really like this Quote from Ralph Marston
“It’s great to know precisely what you want, and why you want it, and how to make it happen, but that’s not enough. You have to actually do it.
It’s helpful to learn all the skills, techniques, clever tricks and strategies, yet just knowing all those things won’t make anything happen. You have to make it happen.
You can read books, watch videos, go to seminars, hire a coach and do all sorts of other things to prepare yourself.
Yet you also must put all that knowledge and preparation into action, day after day after day.
Achievement happens only when you actually do it. And the only time you can actually do it is now.
Complaining about how bad you’ve had it, or how unfair life is, doesn’t count. Waiting until conditions are perfect doesn’t count.
Focused, purposeful, positive, effective action is what counts. And right now is the time to actually do it.”
~ Ralph Marston
And to this I would add the Quote from God’s Word in Matthew 19:26:
“With Man This is Impossible, But with God ALL Things are Possible!”
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Wishing YOU and YOURS a Most Blessed and Thankful Thanksgiving!!
It’s a lazy Sunday afternoon, the best kind of relaxing day, and the sounds of whistles and cheers waft their way in from the football game in the other room. My husband just loves watching football, just about any kind of football. Pro football. College football. Replays of football. Pre-game shows. Post-game shows. You name it! He loves football.
Me? Not so much, but I am happy sitting at my computer knowing he is happy in the other room. Well, if his favorite team is playing really poorly and losing he might get a little upset. Maybe a lot upset…But he gets over it and he keeps watching football just about anytime it is on the TV.
So here I sit typing on the second or third coldest day of November, enjoying the warmth of my lovely home. Autumn was pretty mild most of the time this year and it is just now feeling like November, hinting that winter is around the corner, and it is.
Plus, it is almost Thanksgiving! I have so much to be thankful for and I thank God every day for all the many blessings He has showered me with.
Deuteronomy 28:6 ~ “You will be blessed when you come in and blessed when you go out.“ Thank you Lord that I am blessed when I come in and blessed when I go out!
So, my Internet friend, be blessed, and maybe enjoy some football too!
I love creating these beautiful scripture graphics in my Bible App on my phone. So encouraging to me!