Sunday, December 30, 2012

Almost A New Year

3 gifts prayed for:
~Continued provision.
~God's will in our lives.
~Joy in Him no matter what.

3 gifts Praised for:
~Learning to pray together as a couple.
~A wonderful Christmas with family and friends.
~The community of church family that we have.

3 hard gifts:
~Unanswered prayer.
~No answers from doctors.
~Physical pain.

3 gifts of change:
~Change of seasons.
~Change to the heart.
~Change to perspective.

A gift small: The changes in my little lady, her world is opening up!

A gift smaller: A sweet smile from the Sweetie.

A gift smallest: New beads :).

3 gifts read:
~“Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord,
    whose trust is the Lord. He is like a tree planted by water,
    that sends out its roots by the stream,
and does not fear when heat comes,
    for its leaves remain green,
and is not anxious in the year of drought,
    for it does not cease to bear fruit.”
Jeremiah 17:7,8

 ~“I the Lord search the heart
    and test the mind,
to give every man according to his ways,
    according to the fruit of his deeds.”
Jeremiah 17:10

~ And they said, “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved, you and your household.”
Acts 16:31

 3 gifts said:
~Hearing my husband tell my daugher she gets more and more beautiful.
~Having my husband tell me that I have been a source of grace in his life over the past year.
~Hearing words that encourage me to believe the truth about how God views me.

3 gifts re-read:
~The heart is deceitful above all things,
    and desperately sick;
    who can understand it?
Jeremiah 17:9

 ~One who heard us was a woman named Lydia, from the city of Thyatira, a seller of purple goods, who was a worshiper of God. The Lord opened her heart to pay attention to what was said by Paul.
Acts 16:14 
 ~And looking intently at the council, Paul said, “Brothers, I have lived my life before God in all good conscience up to this day.”
 Acts 23:1

3 gifts burning:
~Fire in the fireplace on Christmas.
~Candles all around on Christmas.
~Warmth in our hearts, put their by the greatest Gift Giver on Christmas.


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