Matthew 14:31 Immediately Jesus reached out his hand
James 3:13-18~ (New Revised Standard Version)
Who is wise and understanding among you? Show by your good life that your works are done with gentleness born of wisdom.
But if you have bitter envy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not be boastful and false to the truth. Such wisdom does not come down from above, but is earthly, unspiritual, devilish. For where there is envy and selfish ambition, there will also be disorder and wickedness of every kind.
But the wisdom from above is
willing to yield,
full of mercy and good fruits,
without a trace of partiality or hypocrisy.
And a harvest of righteousness is sown in peace for those who make peace.
Wisdom from heaven, or spiritual wisdom is a great prayer request. Even King Solomon missed out on spiritual wisdom from his youth and began again in his later years. God's hand did not leave Solomon. Jesus was repeating His Father's Word to Moses, Joshua.
Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.
Jesus knew exactly how to nurture people, it didn't win popularity contests; Jesus looked for a life holding true meaning, not simple or grand, pleasures in life. What could be more important than to know the Lord and work according to His pleasure?
A life of Meaning.
How will we immediately have and hold a meaningful Christmas?
Read Scripture. A verse a day. Find the Word that holds your heart.
This Christmas - listen to Christian Radio. Sing. Tell Others.
Remember what holding Christmas in your heart is - remembering Jesus knew what He was here to do. And how He felt
about His Beloved - me and you - and having Him live in our Heart.
I say these things while I am still in the world, so that they may have the full measure of my joy within them.
With great gratitude, for Your Word. For Your Promises. For Your Plans.
For the JOY You brought to this Life You are the Light in all of mankind.
We come to You for Life Abundantly.
We lift up our Loved Ones, the People You have delighted to give us. We lift up our Churches believing in Jesus Christ and His Word. We lift up the States and this Nation to establish Goodness pleasing to You. We rejoice in the people of the World proclaiming Jesus as Lord.
Since the dawn of the first sunrise, You have called Your creation good. Let us bring Your goodness forth, pleasing to You. Ancient of Days, Our Great and Compassionate Shepherd.
Thank You for the Expectation of Your Goodness and Love. We ask for Spiritual Wisdom to Your Glory.
♔ Lord Jesus Saves †