Happy Birthday Jesus By Brenda Drake

            Merry Christmas; to all our friends and family and Happy Birthday to Jesus. Thank you Father for the precious, holy gift You sent to our fallen world on that day long ago. Thank you Jesus, for coming to earth as a tiny baby; showing to us the perfect example of humanity, ultimately to die to pay our debt of sin.  Because You are risen victorious we are able to spend eternity with You.

Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday Jesus, thank You for this day,
That we celebrate Your birth and give gifts away.
We can get so caught up on our preparations,
Leading up to our Christmas celebrations,
We sometimes forget why it is we gather at this time to share.
We go on with our day hardly acknowledging You are there.
Forgive us when we become so preoccupied,
That we forget You came to earth to for us die.
Help us to also think Your resurrection on this day,
And to each day honor You as You help us change our ways.
My Lord Jesus, born of a Virgin pure in a manger long ago,
I thank You for saving my soul.
So as a gift on this day I offer You my heart’s song;
As I remember on this day my eyes on You belong!

Luke 2:11
For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.

Take a Break By Brenda Drake

When stress level is high, we need to bow low.  When we are beaten down we need to lift up our face to Jesus, the One that listens and answers prayer and promises in the Holy Word to give us strength as He relieves us of our heavy burdens.

Take a Break

Take a break from worry and its stressful ways.
Instead get to work at the sacrifice of praise.
In your holy toil you will find,
A lovely place of rest with peace of mind.
When you lay down your troubling thoughts and concerns,
And think again of the Lords watch-care and His soon return.
Your heart is able to compose a love song new;
Warm and gentle flowing through.
The world is pushing hard upon the unsuspecting soul,
With more and more drama, and fear of the unknown.
Rest in the knowledge God hears and answers prayer.
Rest in the knowledge of all He is aware.
Rest in the sure knowledge His love never ends.
And that there is nothing you need to do to more please Him.
Take a break, and bask in the Son;
His strength will give new power to you when you are done.
Come and rejoice because you are mine.
Let us meet together yet again in your resting time.

Matthew 11:28-30
Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.

Allow God’s Comfort Within By Brenda Drake

       

What a world we live in, there are many opportunities to get upset, worried and stressed, but what a God we have, He is well able to help us through whatever comes into our day. Jesus sent us the Holy Spirit to bring comfort to our soul. 

Allow God’s Comfort Within

It is a choice made each day,
To rush about and do things your own way,
Or to allow God’s comfort within,
As you do your best and rest in Him.
It starts with a simple prayer request,
That asks for God’s strength for you to do your best.
You will know when you have neglected this,
When you feel frazzled, upset, and stressed;
Do not worry it is never too late
Stop what you are doing do not hesitate,
The Lord is willing and able to help my friend.
He is close as a prayer; when you call to Him,
He is your comfort, hope, and strength,
He is the needed wisdom to help the way you think.
Think on things good, kind, and true.
Think on His promise to help you through.
Pray about the future that He holds
Remember He never leaves you and is in control.
Allow the comfort of God to rule your Day.
So you will have lilt in your step as He leads the way.

Psalms 4:8
I will both lay me down in peace, and sleep:
for thou, Lord, only makest me dwell in safety.