31 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS THOUGHTS, PRAYERS AND PRAISE

FOLLOW THAT STAR

Day 24

Matthew 2:9

J.B. Phillips New Testament (PHILLIPS)

 And now the star, which they had seen in the east, went in front of them as they travelled until at last it shone immediately above the place where the little child lay. The sight of the star filled them with indescribable joy.

Over the next 3 days I will look at 3 subjects that should get our hearts ready over the Christmas season.

  1. THEY SOUGHT,  ENQUIRED AND WERE REWARDED
  2. THEY SAW THE STAR AND REJOICED
  3. THEY SAW THE CHILD AND WORSHIPPED

Matthew 6:33

New Living Translation (NLT)

Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need

Hebrews 11:6

New Living Translation (NLT)

And it is impossible to please God without faith. Anyone who wants to come to him must believe that God exists and that he rewards those who sincerely seek him.

2. THEY SOUGHT,  ENQUIRED AND WERE REWARDED

What are we seeking this Christmastime? A better one than last year now that we are coming out of recession? A bit of peace and quiet? A debt free Christmas? A Christmas without being alone again? A Christmas where the family pull together rather than fall apart? A Christmas where the kids REALLY DO appreciate the gifts and your spouse all your hard work? The perfect Christmas? Or maybe a Christmas where there is less of “the Christmas presents” and more of “the Christ’s presence!?”

One thing’s for sure though, according to the scriptures and especially the ones above; YOU GET THAT WHICH YOU SEEK FOR!

And by the light of that same star three wise men 
came from the country far;
To seek for a King was their intent,
And to follow the star wherever it went.
Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel,
Born is the King of Israel.                                                                                               [Then entered in those wise men three,
Fell reverently upon their knee,
And offered there in his presence] THE REWARD OF SEEKING!

So, those who seek the Lord with all their hearts this Christmastime shall find Him and be rewarded! It really is our choice! We can get caught up in the craziness and miss Him, or make space for Him. Get up earlier and get in to His presence. You really won’t be disappointed but will be filled with joy. The wise seek Him, find Him, worship Him and lay their gifts before Him! ARE YOU A WISE ONE TOO? IF NOT THEN WISE UP THIS CHRISTMAS!

PRAYER {as you feel in your heart}

PRAISE

The first Noel the angel did say
Was to certain poor shepherds in fields as they lay:
In fields where they lay a keeping their sheep
On a cold winter’s night that was so deep.
Noel Noel Noel Noel
Born is the King of Israel.

They looked up and saw a star
Shining in the east beyond them far:
And to the earth it gave great light
And so it continued both day and night.

Noel Noel Noel Noel
Born is the King of Israel.

And by the light of that same star
Three wise men came from the country far;
To seek for a King was their intent,
And to follow the star wherever it went.
Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel,
Born is the King of Israel.

This star drew nigh to the north-west;
O’er Bethlehem it took it’s rest,
And there it did both stop and stay,
Right over the place where Jesus lay.
Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel,
Born is the King of Israel.

Then entered in those wise men three,
Fell reverently upon their knee,
And offered there in his presence
Their gold and myrrh and frankincense.
Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel,
Born is the kind of Israel.

Then let us all with one accord
Sing praises to our heavenly Lord,
That hath made heaven and earth of nought,
And with his blood mankind has bought.
Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel,
Born is the King of Israel.

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Let's make a start. I am a Christian but I guess that's pretty obvious. I am a gardener, builder by trade. I live in the Black country. I love 50s 60s 70s and 80s music. I play guitar and sing. I do open mic nights, I love growing veg and flowers, but I don't eat the flowers. Well I eat cauliflowers but that's not the same. If you need a good Gardener/bricklayer/landscaper and plasterer, not all in one go of course then contact me. My business is Dedicated In Gardens or D.I.G. Do you get it! Or do you dig it? johnkarlw@gmail.com
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