Daily Walk with the Holy Spirit

Saturday, December 15, 2007

How Many Kings?

I have run across this song and I wanted to share with my many friends....
I hope that you enjoy the lyrics as much as I did

Follow the star to a place unexpected
Would you believe, after all we projected
A child in a manger?
Lowly and small, the weakest of all
Unlikeliest hero, wrapped in his mother's shawl -
Just a child
Is this who we've waited for? 'cause....

How many Kings step down from there thrones?
How many Lords have abandoned their homes?
How many greats have become the least for me?
And how many gods have poured out theri hearts
To romance a world that is torn apart
How many fathers gave up their sons for me?

Bringing our gifts for the newborn Savior
All that we have whether costly or meek
Because we believe
Gold for His honor, and frankincense for His pleasure
And myrrh for the cross He will suffer
Now, do you believe?
Is this who we've waited for?

All for me, all for you
All for me, all for you

This song is by - Downhere - off the CD entitled - Bethlehem Skyline -

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Do you have time?

"But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven." Matthew 10:33

I knelt to pray but not for long, I had too much to do.

I had to hurry and get to work for bills would soon be due.

So I knelt and said a hurried prayer, and jumped up off my knees.

My Christian duty was now done my soul could rest at ease.....

All day long I had no time to spread a word of cheer.

No time to speak of Christ to friends.

They'd laugh at me I'd fear.

No time, no time, too much to do, that was my constant cry.

No time to give to souls in need...

But at last the time, the time to die.

I went before the Lord.

I came, and stood with downcast eyes.

For in his hands God held a book;

It was the book of life.

God looked into his book and said...Your name I cannot find!

I once was going to write it down...But never found the time

Now, Praise the Lord and Rejoice that He gave us His Son, Jesus who gave His life that we might have life everlasting!

"Labour not for the meat which perisheth, but for that meat which endureth unto everlasting life, which the Son of man shall give unto you: for him hath God the Father sealed." John 6:27

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

A Baby's Hug.

"Love endures long and is patient and kind;" I Corinthians 13:4a Message Bible

We were the only family with children in the restaurant.

I sat Erik in a high chair and noticed everyone was quietly sitting and talking.

Suddenly, Erik squealed with glee and said, Hi.

He pounded his fat baby hands on the high chair tray.

His eyes were crinkled in laughter and his mouth was bared in a toothless grin,as he wriggled and giggled with merriment.

I looked around and saw the source of his merriment.

It was a man whose pants were baggy with a zipper at half-mast and his toes poked out of would-be shoes.

His shirt was dirty and his hair was uncombed and unwashed.

His whiskers were too short to be called abeard and his nose was so varicose it looked like aroad map.

We were too far from him to smell, but I was sure he smelled.

His hands waved and flapped on loose wrists.

Hi there, baby.

Hi there, big boy. I see ya, buster, the man said to Erik.

My husband and I exchanged looks.

What do we do?

Erik continued to laugh and answer, Hi.

Everyone in the restaurant noticed and looked at us and then at the man.

The old geezer was creating a nuisance with my beautiful baby.

Our meal came and the man began shouting from across the room.. Do ya patty cake?

Do you know peek-a-boo?

Hey, look, he knows peek-a-boo.

Nobody thought the old man was cute.

He wasobviously drunk.

My husband and I were embarrassed.

We ate insilence; all exceptfor Erik, who was running through his repertoire for the admiring skidrow bum, who in turn, reciprocated with his cute comments.

We finally got through the meal and headed for the door.

My husband went to pay the check and told me to meet him in the parking lot.

The old man sat poised between me and the door.

Lord, just let me out of here before he speaks to me or Erik, I prayed.

As I drew closer to the man, I turned my back trying to side step him and avoid any air he might be breathing.

As I did, Erik leaned over my arm, reaching with both arms in a baby's' pick-me-up position.

BeforeI could stop him, Erik had propelled himself from my arms to the man's.

Suddenly a very old smelly man and a very young baby consummated their love and kinship.

Erik in an act of total trust, love, and submission laid his tiny head upon the man's ragged shoulder.

The man's eyes closed, and I saw tears hover beneath his lashes.

His aged hands full of grime, pain, and hard labor,cradled my baby's bottom and stroked his back.

No two beings have ever loved so deeply for so short a time.

I stood awe struck.

The old man rocked and cradled Erik in his arms and his eyes opened and set squarely on mine.

He said in a firm commanding voice, You take care of this baby.

Somehow I managed, I will, from a throat that contained a stone.

He pried Erik from his chest, lovingly and longingly, as though he were in pain.

I received my baby, and the man said, God bless you, ma'am, you've given me my Christmas gift.

I said nothing more than a muttered thanks.

With Erik in my arms, I ran for the car.

My husband was wondering why I was crying and holding Erik so tightly, and why I was saying,..My God, my God, forgive me.

I had just witnessed Christ's love shown through the innocence of a tiny child who saw no sin, who made no judgment; achild who saw a soul, and a Mother who saw a suit of clothes.

I was a Christian who was blind, holding a Child who was not.

I felt it was God asking... Are you willing to share your son for amoment?

He shared His for all eternity!

The ragged old man, unwittingly, had reminded me, "To enter the Kingdom of God we must become as little children."

"Truly I say to you, whoever does not accept and receive and welcome the kingdom of God like a little child [does] not in any way enter at all." Luke 18:17

Sunday, December 09, 2007

Are you bogged down??

"Thou will keep in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee; because he trusteth in thee." Isaiah 26:3

The Joy of Christmas

"When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceedingly great joy." Matthew 2:10

Every year people write me saying how much they dread Christmas.

Often their complaint stems from how busy they will be, or how much money they will spend.

Did those wise men who journeyed hundreds of miles across the desert to seek out the infant Jesus ever feel that way?

After all, it took months to make the arduous trip, and they had gone to great expense to provide gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh for the new child.

In fact, as their journey neared its end we read they had "exceedingly great joy."

What made the difference?

Their focus was totally on Jesus, the One who would be called "Immanuel,...God with us" (Matt. 1:23)

Don't let this Christmas season overwhelm you.

Don't feel you have to do everything, or go into debt just to impress other people.

Focus on Jesus.

Take time every day to read the prophecies of His coming, and the wonderful story of His birth.

Make this Christmas one of "exceedingly great joy"!

-From Billy Graham's daily devotional, Hope for Each Day