Thursday, December 31, 2015


Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended:
but this one thing I do,
forgetting those things which are behind,
and reaching forth unto those things which are before,
I press toward the mark for the prize
 of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.
Philippians 3:13-14

Forgetting ills behind me, the sorrows past and gone,
Forgetting all my wanderings, too sad to dwell upon,
Remembering God’s great goodness, in times of stress and strain,
Remembering His restorings, I praise my God again.

Forgetting all my doubtings, which dimmed faith’s vision bright,
Forgetting all the earth-clouds, the darkness, gloom and night,
Remembering God’s bright sunshine, and radiance of His face,
Remembering His long patience, I praise my God for grace.

Forgetting all unkindness which friends and foes have shown,
Forgetting and forgiving the wrongs that I have known,
Remembering God provided, unsought, each faithful friend,
Remembering love’s devotion, I’ll praise Him to the end.

Forgetting my repinings when disappointments came,
Forgetting all the murmurings which filled my soul with shame,
Remembering God was ever true to His Holy Word,
Remembering He was faithful, I praise my sovereign Lord.
Author Unknown


Here we are at the beginning of another year. 
It may be filled with blessings or problems. 
What a  precious promise we have from our Heavenly Father 
that He knows what is ahead and 
He will be there with us through it all.
What could be more wonderful than to know that the
God who sent His Son to earth to die for our sins
so that we would be able to live with Him forever,
 also loves us enough to be right at our side
through every trial and problem we face.

 In a world of uncertainty Jesus is the only solid foundation
 upon which we can build and live our life.

So as the New Year begins,
let us forget the problems and sadness of the past and with Paul
look forward to what God is going to do for us in the coming year.
 We can face life without fear if we place our future in His hands
and remember that He has never failed us in the past.

Forget the past with all its problems and sadness and
remember that God has never failed us in the past
and we can trust Him with our future 
because He is already there.

And thou shalt remember all the way 
which the LORD thy God led thee...
Deuteronomy 8:2 

Happy New Year
to all !

Friday, December 25, 2015


Luke 2:7-20
7  And she brought forth her firstborn son,
and wrapped him in swaddling clothes,
and laid him in a manger;
 because there was no room for them in the inn.
8  And there were in the same country
shepherds abiding in the field,
keeping watch over their flock by night.
9  And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them,
and the glory of the Lord shone round about them:
and they were sore afraid.
10  And the angel said unto them,
Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy,
which shall be to all people.
11  For unto you is born this day in the city of David
a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.
12  And this shall be a sign unto you;
Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes,
lying in a manger.
13  And suddenly there was with the angel
a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,
14  Glory to God in the highest,
and on earth peace, good will toward men.
15  And it came to pass, as the angels
were gone away from them into heaven,
the shepherds said one to another,
Let us now go even unto Bethlehem,
and see this thing which is come to pass,
which the Lord hath made known unto us.
16  And they came with haste, and found Mary, and Joseph,
and the babe lying in a manger.
17  And when they had seen it,
they made known abroad the saying
which was told them concerning this child.
18  And all they that heard it wondered at those things
which were told them by the shepherds.
19  But Mary kept all these things,
and pondered them in her heart.
20  And the shepherds returned,
glorifying and praising God
for all the things that they had heard and seen,
as it was told unto them.

Sunday, December 6, 2015



Trust is just a little word with a big meaning.
While reading my devotional book a few days ago
I came across this article and wanted to share it with you.

Jesus saith unto her, Said I not unto thee, that,
if thou wouldest believe, thou shouldest see the glory of God?
John 11:40 

Jesus is saying, “You may not understand,
but if you believe, you will see.”

Abraham could not understand why God
asked him to sacrifice his promised son,
but he trusted God.

Jacob could not understand why 
his beloved son was taken away from him,
but he trusted God.

Joseph could not understand being sold
into Egypt by his brothers 
and  spending time in prison
because he was falsely accused,
but he trusted God.

And friend, you may not understand why
 the things in your life are happening to you,
why good things seem to go wrong and
cherished things taken away,
but keep on trusting God.


And we know that all things work together for good
to them that love God, to them
who are the called according to his purpose.
Romans 8:28 


If we could push ajar the gates of life,
And stand within, and all God’s working see,
We might interpret all this doubt and strife,
And for each mystery could find a key.

But not today.  Then be content, poor heart;
God’s plans, like lilies pure and white, unfold,
We must not tear the close-shut leaves apart –
Time will reveal the calyxes of gold.

And if, through patient toil, we reach the land
Where tired feet, with sandals loosed, may rest,
When we shall know and understand,
I think that we shall say, ‘God knew best’”

Author Unknown

Thanks to all of my friends who read my blog thoughts
and may God use something to help you along your journey
and be a blessing in your life.