Another Christmas is coming down the track…seemingly faster than the ones before. Do I stay on the same track or…What do I want to do different this year?
Thanks for joining us for Coffee Hour with Chicklit Power and Wednesday’s Word with Trench Classes United. I hope you enjoy this poem, Gifts of the Season
THE GIFTS OF THE SEASON
It is not about the presents under the Christmas tree,
But the presence of love we feel from friends and family
It’s not about the shopping that we feel we must do
But about the gift that has been given freely to me and you
The gift is a gift that money can’t buy
The birth, death & resurrection of Christ is for you and I
Nor is it about making a list and then checking it twice
And buying countless gifts for the naughty or the nice
The reason for the season isn’t about all the debt and stress
It’s a season to offer special gifts such as patience and forgiveness
Or maybe a gift of time for one whose time is running out
A meal for a family in need to encourage hope where there is doubt
Or maybe someone needs a helping hand to accomplish a tedious chore
Yes, these are the kinds of gifts that keep on giving forever more
Oh that we would take the materialism out of this season
And in its place remember redemption is our reason
Acts of kindness come freely to and from those walking in His Spirit
They will outlive materialism though the world doesn’t want to hear it
The gifts of Love, joy, peace, patience, don’t need a reason
Nor does kindness, gentleness or self-control have to have a season! EL
May the gifts of the season guide you to and through the New Year!
In the era of computers and social media, text messaging, tweeting and twittering, it’s so heartwarming to receive a letter in the mail….so while U.S. Postal mail is diminishing with the use of email, we know you’ll appreciate this love letter written thru Debra from the heart of God to you. I think it’s especially timely as we enter the “season.”
Thanks so much for stopping by for Coffee Hour with Chicklit Power and Faith-Filled Friday with Trench Classes United.
My warrior, I will keep you in perfect peace as you trust in Me, all whose thoughts are fixed on Me!
Beloved, My desire is for you to walk in perfect peace, My peace that passes all understanding for it will guard your hearts and minds through Me. To stay in My peace you must believe that I Am, and that I Am a rewarder of those that diligently seek Me.
Look at the word diligent and think about the things you are diligent about. Do you work at getting to know Me, My ways, or My desires? Do you seek after Me? Do you seek after wisdom or understanding? Do you practice trusting Me?
I know that it is hard for you to let go of that control you think you have. Beloved, practice trusting that I will care for you, that I will answer your prayers and supply your needs, that I will give you wisdom, for if you put Me first I will add everything that is needed for life and happiness.
As written to and thru