DID YOU KNOW THIS ~
God created Jesus and knew the outcome of his life. Each of us have a purpose on earth and we can leave a legacy to others. Acts of kindness and go about doing good as Jesus did.
You can read about the birth of Jesus in Luke 2:1-20 (NIV). Then you can read about his life throughout the Bible. Not everyone liked Jesus or treated him with honor. He was human and walked this earth like you and me. Did Mary know her son would be beaten one day and hung on a cross? How much could a mother's heart really see and take? I can't even image her pain of seeing her son. I have seen plays on Jesus handing on the cross and I cry. A man who did great things and yet died a painful death for each of us. I would call that love.
When I think of Mary, I think of a strong woman. A woman who God called to carry Jesus inside her earth forever. Have you ever thought about your life and the purpose of it? People are placed in our lives for a reason. Sometimes the biggest ministry anyone can have is inside their own home. Your actions speaks louder than you might realize.
INSIDE OUR HOMES ~
Stories of failures, victories, sorrows and blessings.
I remember being 17 years old and my dad had just given his life to God. I saw a man change before my eyes. He began to believe in God and faith came alive. He would go to church many times by himself. I didn't like church and stayed away. My mom stayed home and I'm not really sure why. The day would come when my dad would have a sudden heart attack inside our home and die. I was then 18 years old. But I look back today to see a man of faith. I didn't understand things he said as a teenager about God but I do now. I get the bigger picture of life.
Just like Mary, who knows the future but God. His plan begins to unfold for each of us. As kids, we dream and desires become real. I remember wanting to grow up to teach kindness because I felt so alone as a kid. I wanted to have friends and hopefully people would treat me like I treated them. I didn't know Jesus but I heard of him as a little kid. I want to tell you about Jesus in my life today. I find him to be a real friend and I can talk to him any time. I read about him in the Bible and grab onto the miracles he did. I stirred up my faith and began pray when the doctor's gave unbelievable reports.
I am believing now for Christmas miracles in lives of my family and friends. I will believe that too for you, your family and friends. God does impossible things and turn situations around. Only God can change a heart and a lifestyle. One yes to God from you, can turn someone else to God. I know families who need miracles, lives that heard the bad doctor's report and financially needs are overcoming some. God is still a miracle worker! Maybe you need that knock on the door and see someone who cares.
Matthew 7:7-8 New International Version (NIV)
Ask, Seek, Knock
7 “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. 8 For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.
DID YOU KNOW THIS ~
YOU ARE TRULY LOVED BY GOD