Merry Christmas! Tis the Season ~
Blessed is The season which engages the whole world in a Conspiracy of love.
?~ Hamilton Wright Mabie
?PEACE IS . . .
?~ gazing at the stars with the knowledge that you know their Creator.
?~ closing your eyes in sleep without fear of tomorrow.
?~ the stillness in your heart when trouble swirls around you.
?~ a quiet mind in a raging world.
?’Best of all, Christmas means a spirit of love, a time when the love of God and love of our fellow men should prevail over all hatred and bitterness, a time when our thoughts and deeds and the spirit of our lives manifest the presence of God.’
?~ George F. McDougall
?’The Son of God became a man to enable men to become the sons of God.’
?~ C.S.Lewis (Mere Christianity)
?’The giving of gifts is not something man invented. God started the giving spree when he gave a gift beyond words, the unspeakable gift of His Son.’
-~ Robert Flatt
?’This is Christmas: not the tinsel, not the giving and receiving, not even the carols, but the humble heart that receives anew the wondrous gift, the Christ.’
?-~ Frank McKibben
God grant you the light in Christmas, which is faith;
the warmth of Christmas, which is love;
the radiance of Christmas, which is purity;
the righteousness of Christmas, which is justice;
the belief in Christmas, which is truth;
the all of Christmas, which is Christ.
?~ Wilda English
?’Christianity is not a religion, it is a relationship.’
?~ Dr. Thieme
?’Christmas is not just a day, an event to be observed and speedily forgotten. ?It is a spirit which should permeate every part of our lives.’
?~ William Parks
?’The greatest gift you will ever receive will never be found under a Christmas tree. It is far too valuable to be stored in any other place but in the depths of your heart.’
?’Christmas has lost its meaning for us because we have lost the spirit of expectancy. We cannot prepare for an observance. We must prepare for an experience.’
?~ Handel Brown
?’The spirit of Christmas needs to superseded by the Spirit of Christ. The spirit of Christmas is annual; the Spirit of Christ is eternal. The spirit of Christmas is sentimental; the Spirit of Christ is supernatural. The spirit of Christmas is a human product; the Spirit of Christ is a divine person. That makes all the difference in the world.’
?~ Stuart Briscoe
?’What self denial! What self abasement! What self emptying! He, whom no infinitudes can hold, is contained within infant?s age, and infant?s form. Can it be, that the great ?I AM THAT I AM? shrinks into our flesh?’
?~ Henry Law
??I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all year.??
~ Charles Dickens
?Love came down at Christmas; love all lovely, love divine; love was born at Christmas, stars and angels gave the sign.??
~ Christina G. Rossetti
?Tis the Season…this time I am sharing the ‘other’ reason for celebrating Christmas. It’s quite different from the one I’ve shared in the past isn’t it? Well, I’ve had quite a year of change! And full of surprises, it has been. I’ve grown in my understanding in so many ways, after taking a year to just be with myself. Or so I thought…
??After 32 years of looking into various ways of spirituality, the first 16, spent in studying the Bible, and then turning away and finding myself immersed deeply into the new ‘age’ spirituality for the next 16 years, I had an unexpected encounter with Yahshuah while enjoying an early morning solitude a couple of months back. He came looking for me…so, it must be time to open up and share more about my life journey…if you are open to hearing about what it’s like to find yourself suddenly on the ‘other’ side of the road, and looking over at where you once were.
?Willing to share these things with you, and all I can say is that the Peace I have?unexpectedly?found in this recent reunion with a resurrected man, is nothing at all like the peace I thought I was experiencing before.
?Perhaps you might be genuinely still looking to fill your spiritual hunger, as I must have been or I wouldn’t have had this experience that changed my former perspective. So far, I have been openly willing to share about my progression, content to be in the ‘right place’?a midst?the new ‘age’ spirituality community, and I feel that this unexpected meeting of Yahshuah, happened for a reason and deserves to be shared as well. I did not understand what the big deal and difference was until now as I have spent the past few months learning about the differences that I could not see before, not by people, but by The Holy Spirit of God.
??I genuinely wish you all many Blessings and Well-Being ~
?May The Holy Spirit of God, shine the Light of the Babe of Christmas, not just for a one day of the year celebration, but as an everlasting reason to celebrate this season for the rest of our lives all year long.
?Tis the Season to rejoice and wish for Peace on Earth and to share the Goodwill of God towards all mankind.
?? InJoy these beautiful songs by Amy Grant,
.. which speaks for each one of us, deep within our heart, whether for those who draw near to God and those who stand far off. The words speak of what we all in our very souls desire for our fellow man, the earth we share, and for our self in this physical world.
This song speaks of where it all began. The Greatest Gift ever given to mankind. Where God became a man through a miraculous birth, to walk amongst us and show us the way God always intended for us to have a relationship with Himself, that had been so misunderstood. It still sits unopened by much of humanity today.
InJoy this day genuinely,
May you be touched in?Love with the Spirit of Yahshuah who desires to gift you with His Presence!
Merry Christmas! Tis the Season ~
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