Old Things Passing On…New Things Moving In

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As 2012 comes to a close, I find myself thanking God for another year He has seen me through. I thank Him for good health. I thank Him for a place of employment. I thank Him for my home. I thank Him for old friends and new friends. I thank Him for my mother and how well she is doing. I thank Him for allowing me to venture into new ideas and creative endeavors. I thank Him that although 2012 had many obstacles, struggles, and hurdles, I still found myself growing.

Because He is my Shepherd I know that I shall not want of any spiritual blessings. Because He is my Shepherd He has allowed me to see 365 sunrises and 365 sunsets. Because He is my Shepherd He has allowed me 52 weeks of going out and coming in. And because He does not slumber or sleep He has blocked every evil force the enemy has thrown in my pathway. Thank you Lord for leading me down the paths you wanted me to go down and not the paths I wanted to go down.

Thank you Lord for continuing to walk with me and talk with me along the way and thank you Lord for 2012 and all that came with it.

Thank you in advance for what you are going to do in 2013!

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2012 in review

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Mary Did You Know

Mary found favor with God and was chosen to bring Jesus into the world to save the world. We must remember Jesus is the only reason for this season that we celebrate. It is not the giving of gifts, the food, family, and friends, but it is only Jesus.  As we enter into our celebrations, let us remember that God gave us the greatest gift ever, His Son, Jesus Christ and Jesus gave the greatest sacrificial gift, His life.

Enjoy this beautiful rendition of Mary Did You Know, by Cee lo Green.

 

 

Nobody Like the Lord

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Our God is an awesome God. There is nobody like Him anywhere in this world.

Fred Hammond sings “Nobody Like You Lord” in a way that makes you just clap your hands and praise the Lord!

Dangerous Place to Live

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The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don’t do anything about it.   ≈  Albert Einstein

 

Who is Jesus?

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  • He is the only way to God the Father. John 14:6 says, “Jesus said to him, I am the Way and the Truth and the Life; no one comes to the Father except by (through) Me.” (Amplified)
  • He is the vine and we are the branches. We receive life through Him. We can do nothing apart from Him. John 15:5 says, “I am the Vine; you are the branches. Whoever lives in Me and I in him bears much (abundant) fruit. However, apart from Me [cut off from vital union with Me] you can do nothing.” (Amplified)
  • He is our advocate with the Father. 1 John 2:1 says, “My little children, I write you these things so that you may not violate God’s law and sin. But if anyone should sin, we have an Advocate (One Who will intercede for us) with the Father—[it is] Jesus Christ [the all] righteous [upright, just, Who conforms to the Father’s will in every purpose, thought, and action].” (Amplified)
  • He is the Shepherd and Bishop of our souls. 1 Peter 2:25 says, “For you were going astray like [so many] sheep, but now you have come back to the Shepherd and Guardian (the Bishop) of your souls.” (Amplified)
  • He is the only door through which we must enter for salvation. John 10:9 says, “I am the Door; anyone who enters in through Me will be saved (will live). He will come in and he will go out [freely], and will find pasture.” (Amplified)
  • He is a Mediator for us with the Father. 1 Timothy 2:5-6 says, “For there [is only] one God, and [only] one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus, Who gave Himself as a ransom for all [people, a fact that was] attested to at the right and proper time.” (Amplified)
  • He is the light of the world. When we follow Him and Him only we will not walk in darkness. John 8:12 says, “Once more Jesus addressed the crowd. He said, I am the Light of the world. He who follows Me will not be walking in the dark, but will have the Light which is Life. (Amplified)
  • He is the Judge of all, living and dead. Acts 10:42 says, “And He charged us to preach to the people and to bear solemn testimony that He is the God-appointed and God-ordained Judge of the living and the dead.” (Amplified)
  • He is Immanuel (God with us). Isaiah 7:14 says, “Therefore the Lord Himself shall give you a sign: Behold, the young woman who is unmarried and a virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel [God with us].” (Amplified)

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