Saturday, December 20, 2014

A Season of Wonders


A Season of Wonders:

"Come now, and let us reason together, says the Lord. Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall be like wool." (Isaiah 1:18)

It's officially the season of flurries and fellowship, when families gather around and snow freshly blankets the ground. Cold, gruelling winds blow, but the warmth of this hope of joy we have in Christ kindles ever so comfortingly inside our cheerful hearts.

"But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness" (Galatians 5:22)

"Then you shall see and be radiant, and your heart shall thrill and tremble with joy [at the glorious deliverance] and be enlarged" (Isaiah 60:5a)

May this season of wonders ring in a renewed sense of hope, as the dew of our Designer refreshes all parched souls. May nearness to the Holy One whom we celebrate this blessed season capture your heart once again.

"We’re ready to study God, eager for God-knowledge. As sure as dawn breaks, so sure is his daily arrival. He comes as rain comes, as spring rain refreshing the ground." (Hosea 6:1-3 MSG)

May the splendour of our great and glorious God dawn on your spirit as you ponder with thanks the wonder that is salvation in Christ the Messiah. Oh how He came down and met us in our misery with His majesty! Hallelujah! What a reason to celebrate this season flooded with awe and beauty!


-The Introverted Evangelist

Thursday, December 18, 2014

DreamStart - Dreams in Her Heart


DreamStart - Dreams in Her Heart:

"But Jesus said, “Let the children come to me. Don’t stop them! For the Kingdom of Heaven belongs to those who are like these children.”" (Matthew 19:14)

Her heart is vast, and the lives of those suffering press deep into the soil of her soul. The heart of God aches for His abandoned children, so in harmony with His, her heart cries too. Another Christmas season to give and spread joy, but she can't help but think of those in the darkness of despair. The ones who need the Light. She cannot let one more Christmas pass without making a difference.

"Reach out to the homeless and loveless in their plight, and guard against corruption from the godless world." (James 1:27)

For the heart-wrenching sorrow of their plight, O God, may these burning dreams in us take flight. We long to tell them Your Truth:

"I will not abandon you as orphans—I will come to you." (John 14:18)

Let's put an end to homelessness, for both homeless children and homeless souls. Let's come back close to Home. He is our shelter. God is the refuge we can call Home.

This Christmas, let it be our mission to spread this wondrous message. Visit http://www.dreamstart.us to learn more about my dear friend's ministry for homeless, abandoned, and abused children all over the world. Together let's declare the Truth: God is the Father of all - even those who are fatherless in the world.

Have a blessed day friends. Are you all anticipating Christmas? I know I am! It's my favourite season of all: a season to celebrate the first coming of our Saviour King Jesus! Hallelu YAH! Praise Him!


-The Introverted Evangelist

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Let Faith Overcome Fear


Let Faith Overcome Fear:

"Fear not [there is nothing to fear], for I am with you; do not look around you in terror and be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen and harden you to difficulties, yes, I will help you; yes, I will hold you up and retain you with My [victorious] right hand of rightness and justice." (Isaiah 41:10 AMP)

I must begin recognizing that fear is not an inevitable part of each day. Fear is not unavoidable, what fear is is an unwelcome thief. Fear is a direct, demonic attack meant to demolish any remanent of joy and freedom.

"The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly." (John 10:10)

I can hear You inviting me into Your Presence. A call to come and abide in Your unmistakably miraculous mercy and abundance. I must surrender my tendency to welcome in fear's terrorizing tyranny. O Heavenly Father, hear my cry. Won't you free me from my worrying ways.
Would you lead me away from the path of panic and into Your palace of perfect peace.

"In every situation take the shield of faith, and with it you will be able to extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one." (Ephesians 6:16)

Flaming arrows fly incessantly into my mind, striking security with uncertainties. But in all my confusion, have I forgotten Whom it is I follow?

"For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind." (2 Timothy 1:7)

Have I missed the memo? God is faithful! His power lives in me even now! He never fails! This is my God. The Lord is my Provider, my Redeemer, and my Leader. My God shall lead me through the battle and into victorious triumph. In Him, I will prevail through the persecutions. In Him, I shall overcome these overwhelming stresses.

"For every child of God defeats this evil world, and we achieve this victory through our faith." (1 John 5:4)

The world tells me to make a living for myself and depend on my own doings. But why should I fret over what the world tells me? Funds will run out, but faith never runs dry when it's rooted and nourished in Christ. The Lord assures me, "Give it all to me, and I will provide for you always. After all, I shall never permit My redeemed and beloved children to fall."

"Give your burdens to the Lord, and he will take care of you. He will not permit the godly to slip and fall." (Psalms 55:22)

Oh, God, to You I shall run. Take my fears, for I believe that You are near. My cares are always maintained perfectly in Your mighty, able hands.

Lord, strengthen my spirit, so that my faith in Your goodness and Your glory might overthrow my every fear.


-The Introverted Evangelist

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