You may have noticed that it has been a long time since I have written a blog. The holidays have come and gone, and a new year is nearly two months old. It seems that somewhere over the last few months I have lost momentum…”lost the fire”, so to speak. Life’s situations have not changed much, in fact, things have been moving along well. God continues to watch over me and my family and bless us. But somewhere along the way, I have lost that spark that kept me interested in things in general. Facebook has no real appeal these days. I have a few favorites on the Internet that I visit daily, but it is no longer an adventure to browse web sites, looking for a place where “no one has gone before”, as Captain Kirk would say. Although I have been filled with the Holy Spirit as evidenced by speaking in tongues, I do not pray in tongues daily as I used to. I feel that is because I am not allowing myself to totally focus on the Lord and allow the Holy Spirit to become my intercessor. My prayer life has shifted from begging and pleading, to just being thankful and content. That is probably the best thing to come out of this dry spell. Learning to be thankful for all God has done, and being content with what He has provided is an important lesson that every Christian should learn. God is gracious. He meets our every need in His time.
I guess that each of us needs a season to rest. Perhaps this is mine. As the Father leads me to write, I will write. As the Holy Spirit leads me to pray, I will pray. For now, I must rest and allow the fire to rekindle! Peace until next time.
Thank you to all whom have stopped by to read my blog! It is my hope that something has been written that would give encouragement. May your 2014 be a wonderful year filled with love, prosperity, and peace. To Jesus be the glory in all things!
The God Follower
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A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 2,700 times in 2013. If it were a cable car, it would take about 45 trips to carry that many people.
Christmas is a time when children are filled with amazement, excitement, and anticipation as they prepare for Santa’s annual visit. The magic of Christmas is something I treasure in my heart. It has never been quite the same as an adult, and each time I reflect back on those special Christmas celebrations with my family, I am overwhelmed with emotion. It seems that no matter how hard I try, I just can not make Christmas special for my children and grandchildren as my parents did for me. Perhaps it is just my perspective now that I am a 50-year-old man.
Tonight as I thought about my family and the wonderful times we enjoyed as I was growing up, my thoughts turned to the One who gave the greatest gift that we could ever receive, God the Father. He gave His one and only son, Jesus, so that we could enjoy eternal life with Him in Heaven. God’s gift was not without amazement, excitement, and anticipation…nor was it without a great deal of pain. Mary experienced pain in the delivery of the Christ child, and some 33 years later, God experienced the pain of the death of His only Son. But death was short! Jesus arose from the dead on the 3rd day, just as prophecies from thousands of years prior predicted, and just as Jesus Himself had said!
God’s greatest gift to us was not monetary in value. It was not the latest gadget or video game. Nor was it a new motor vehicle, with a shiny paint job and the odor of that beloved new car smell. God’s gift to us was a baby, born miraculously to a poor virgin in a dirty, smelling manger amongst the animals. His gift, the King of Kings and Lord of Lords, Jesus, the mighty Lion of Judah, the Savior of the world, came to give us peace, salvation, freedom, and love! Jesus is the greatest Christmas gift of all!