I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better. – Ephesians 1:17
Recently, we have come to realize just how much the Lord has blessed us. This, of course, rouses the curiosity about how many verses there are in the Bible about His blessings.
There are so many more. We are richly blessed by our heavenly Father. In turn, we are so blessed to be a blessing to others!
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“For the Lamb at the center before the throne will be their shepherd; “he will lead them to springs of living water.’ “And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.” Revelation 7:17
How Great Is Our God
This Is Who I Am
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|Phillips, Craig & Dean – Hallelujah|
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|Phillips, Craig & Dean – How Deep The Father’s Love For Us|
|Phillips, Craig & Dean – I am a friend of God|
|Phillips, Craig & Dean – I Want To Be Just Like You|
|Phillips, Craig & Dean – Let My Words Be Few|
|Phillips, Craig & Dean – Mercy Came Running|
|Phillips, Craig & Dean – Revelation Song|
|Phillips, Craig & Dean – Top of my Lungs|
|Phillips, Craig & Dean – When The Stars Burn Down|
|Phillips, Craig & Dean – You are GOD Alone|
|Phillips, Craig & Dean – Your Grace Still Amazes Me|
|Phillips, Craig & Dean – Your Name|
|Jesus Culture – Break Every Chain|
|Jesus Culture – Happy Day|
|Jesus Culture – Holy|
|Jesus Culture – I Surrender|
|Jesus Culture – One Thing Remains|
|Jesus Culture – Revelation Song|
|Jesus Culture – Rooftops|
|Jesus Culture – Where You Go I Go|
|Jesus Culture – Your Love Never Fails|
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Why would God accomplish his redemption plan in this way?
Why did God choose this way to redeem mankind?
Luke 3 describes the arrival of Jesus in this way, quoting Isaiah,
“He is a voice shouting in the wilderness,
‘Prepare the way for the Lord’s coming!
Clear the road for him!
The valleys will be filled,
and the mountains and hills made level.
The curves will be straightened,
and the rough places made smooth.
And then all people will see
the salvation sent from God.’”
“The salvation sent from God.” What an interesting way of describing this baby. We usually focus on a baby, gifts, wise men, angels and shepherds, but behind it all was a plan devised before creation to save mankind. A plan devised before the problem arose. Even knowing what would happen God created with a plan already in place to fix the problem of sin that would arise. It’s more than my little head can absorb. A plan to fix a problem that didn’t exist yet? Only God could do such a thing. Christmas is the revelation of God’s great redemption plan from eternity past to save mankind.
Isaiah also wrote these words,
For a child is born to us,
a son is given to us.
The government will rest on his shoulders.
And he will be called:
Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
His government and its peace
will never end.
He will rule with fairness and justice
from the throne of his ancestor David
for all eternity.
The passionate commitment of the Lord of Heaven’s Armies
will make this happen!
To us….even as the prophet describes the coming of this baby he’s clear to tell us the purpose, the recipients…it’s US! All this was done for us. Christmas is about God’s great plan from eternity past to provide life to the man he created. I’m so glad that this celebration we call Christmas is all about God’s great redemptive plan.
This is the time of year when we see how much God loves us.
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May I take the Thanksgiving theme a little further? One day is simply not enough for me to say thanks for God’s love, goodness and faithfulness to us. I can’t help myself, but must talk about it a little more. Will you indulge me for a moment longer?
I’m thankful to God for who he is, who he shows himself to be- good, loving and faithful. Those attributes show up in our world in three ways, 1. what he has done, 2. what he’s doing now, and 3. what he will do in the future. All three declare to a watching world that God is good, loving and faithful to his creation. Here are a few of the things I have noted in these thoughts. There are many more, but this will be enough for this post. Continue reading Thankful a little longer