A Christmas Prayer
from Max Lucado
It’s a good thing you were born at night. This world sure seems dark. I have a good eye for silver linings. But they seem dimmer lately.
These killings, Lord. These children, Lord. Innocence violated. Raw evil demonstrated.
The whole world seems on edge. Trigger-happy. Ticked off. We hear threats of chemical weapons and nuclear bombs. Are we one button-push away from… Continue
Added by Lois Jane Wallace on December 14, 2012 at 11:22pm —
"Say to those with fearful hearts,“Be strong, and do not fear, for your God is coming to destroy your enemies. He is coming to save you.” (Isa.35:4)
Added by Lois Jane Wallace on December 14, 2012 at 9:42am —
There’s something in you that God loves! Not just appreciates or approves—but loves. You cause God’s eyes to widen, his heart to beat faster. He loves you and accepts you.
Don’t we yearn to know this? God, do you know who I am? In the great scheme of things do I count for anything? So many messages tell us we don’t. We get laid off at work, turned away by the school. Everything from acne to Alzheimer’s leaves us feeling like the girl with no date to the prom. We react. We validate… Continue
Added by Lois Jane Wallace on December 13, 2012 at 11:14am —
Does your affliction seem more real than God? Does the black sorrow that covers you eclipse all the light of heaven and earth? Remember...He has said,
"When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow you. When you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned, nor shall the flame scorch you" (Isa. 43:2).
Depend on it; He will sustain you...Be of good courage. The Lord will strengthen your heart.
(Charles H. Spurgeon)
Added by Lois Jane Wallace on December 12, 2012 at 11:24am —
Don't dwell on the prayers you've prayed that seemingly haven't been answered. Dwell on those you have seen answered. Don't dwell on things that God hasn't given you. Instead, thank Him for all He has given you.
"...Be ye thankful."((Col.3:15)
Added by Lois Jane Wallace on December 11, 2012 at 9:46am —
"You never saw him, yet you love him. You still don’t see him, yet you trust him—with laughter and singing. Because you kept on believing, you’ll get what you’re looking forward to: total salvation." (1Peter1:8)
Added by Lois Jane Wallace on December 10, 2012 at 10:19am —
"He counts the stars
and names each one.
Our Lord is great and very powerful.
There is no limit to what he knows."(Ps. 147:4-5)
So—can God take care of you? I’ll let you answer that! ~Max Lucado~
Added by Lois Jane Wallace on December 6, 2012 at 10:22am —
I'm thankful for this...
"God does not see the same way people see. People look at the outside of a person, but the Lord looks at the heart."
(1 Sam. 16:7)
Added by Lois Jane Wallace on December 4, 2012 at 9:48am —