Tag Archives: David

The Shepards and the Angels

25 Dec

Luke 2:8-20 ( The Message)

There were sheepherders camping in the neighborhood. They had set night watches over their sheep. Suddenly, God’s angel stood among them and God’s glory blazed around them. They were terrified. The angel said, “Don’t be afraid. I’m here to announce a great and joyful event that is meant for everybody, worldwide: A Savior has just been born in David’s town, a Savior who is Messiah and Master. This is what you’re to look for: a baby wrapped in a blanket and lying in a manger.”

At once the angel was joined by a huge angelic choir singing God’s praises:

Glory to God in the heavenly heights,
Peace to all men and women on earth who please him.

As the angel choir withdrew into heaven, the sheepherders talked it over. “Let’s get over to Bethlehem as fast as we can and see for ourselves what God has revealed to us.” They left, running, and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby lying in the manger. Seeing was believing. They told everyone they met what the angels had said about this child. All who heard the sheepherders were impressed.

Mary kept all these things to herself, holding them dear, deep within herself. The sheepherders returned and let loose, glorifying and praising God for everything they had heard and seen. It turned out exactly the way they’d been told!

 

 

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One Year Chronological Bible

15 Nov
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In 2011 I will be following along with Wendy Pope on her blog Walking with Women Through the Word through The One Year Chronological Bible NLT. This is the entire text of the New Living Translation in 365 daily readings arranged in the order the events actually occurred.

Reading through the Bible in chronological order will allow us to gain a different view on Scripture that we do not receive when reading the Bible from Genesis to Revelation.

One example I have read of this different view is after reading about David escaping from the soldiers who were sent to capture him in 1 Samuel 19 you get to read how David poured his heart to God in response to his situation from Psalms 59. I am excited to see how scriptures through the bible will become a real life story that will unfold before me.

I hope you are as excited as I am! I look forward to sharing this story will you.
Blessings & Giggles to you & yours,


Stay- at- Home Mommy & Writer

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Prayer

30 Oct

Prayer is simply talking with God.Know that he tracks us continuously. He loves you, and wants to hear from you. He is always available. Tell God your thoughts and concerns; praise him for who he is; thank him for his answers.

Prayer also involves listening. Hear God’s still small voice. This is not an audible voice, but an impression in our heart or mind, a particular verse in the Bible that really hits home. As we develop our relationship with God, we become more and more comfortable with these quiet “interruptions” of God’s counsel, direction, and help, even when we haven’t asked for it.

The privilege of prayer comes free with our relationship to God. The ancient songwriter David words echo the truth that God is ever with us, ready to hear our prayers:

“O LORD, you have examined my heart
and know everything about me.
You know when I sit down or stand up.
You know my thoughts even when I’m far away. You see me when I travel and when I rest at home.
You know everything I do.You know what I am going to say
even before I say it, LORD.z
You go before me and follow me.
You place your hand of blessing on my head.
Such knowledge is too wonderful for me,
too great for me to understand!
I can never escape from your Spirit!
I can never get away from your presence!
If I go up to heaven, you are there;
if I go down to the grave, you are there.
If I ride the wings of the morning,
if I dwell by the farthest oceans,
even there your hand will guide me,
and your strength will support me.”
(Psalm 139:1-11)

How aware are you of God’s presence in your life?  Have you talked to him today?

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