A Heart Of Worship

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On the twelfth day of Christmas, I woke with a heart of wonder.

The reality of the Christmas story that took place so long ago, Has changed somewhat as man tried to create a sweeter picture of Jesus’ birth.

In a small town just a few miles from Jerusalem, God came from Heaven to be born. Can you see it? The wooden stable and the manger filled with hay?

The truth, Jesus was born in a cold dark cave and that manger was a hard stone.

Can you imagine placing your newborn baby wrapped in cloth on a cold hard stone?

That makes my heart ache thinking about it. Continue reading “A Heart Of Worship”

A Prayerful Heart

 

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On the sixth day of Christmas Jesus gave to me the desire to pray as He did in the garden of  Gethsemane.

It’s hard to walk through uncertainty.

If you’re anything like me, you want to know how things are going to work out.

When under pressure my anxieties rise like hot lava spilling over to those around me.

My prayers are often laced with worries and fears as I offer up my situation, begging God to let it all work out. Continue reading “A Prayerful Heart”

A Steadfast Heart

 

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On the Fourth day Of Christmas God gave to me the desire to have a  heart that is steadfast on Him.

What does that look like exactly?

The Greek meaning for the word steadfast is (Hedraios)- a seat or base…(Figuratively). Firm, well stationed, securely positioned. not given to fluctuation or moving off course.

A steadfast heart is the kind of heart I long to have.

Psalm 57:7 ” My heart, is confident in you, O God; My heart is confident. No wonder I can sing your praises.” Continue reading “A Steadfast Heart”

A Captivated Heart

 

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On the third day of Christmas God captivated my heart.

How I wish you were there.

I climbed the tallest mountain today, carefully stepping as I ascended straight up to the heavens.

The grooves in the mountain looked as if God’s finger had effortlessly slid down the massive peak carving through the magnificent rock, that would someday catch the rain creating the most beautiful waterfalls. Continue reading “A Captivated Heart”