Advent_December 19_[FMF]_Adore

Oh come let us adore Him.

So many reasons to adore the Lord. For the family I have. For the boys He gifted me all those years ago. For the friends. For the strangers He places in front of me to love on His behalf. For using me for His glory to bring encouragement to my next door neighbor in his darkest hour. For my neighbor hearing Him speak through me, pulling him down from the ledge of despair, giving him strength to move forward a minute at a time. For the sunrise. For the air I breathe. For my life. For all of it, good, hard, wonderful, crazy. For my Savior. For Him.

Oh come let us adore Him!

His… Michelle
Philippians 1:20

Time for Five Minute Friday!

Advent_December 18

"How does Advent come and kindle in the guy living out of a cardboard box behind the busy mall in mid- December? In the woman slapped around in the flat over the bar serving up office Christmas parties? In the pregnant runaway down at the bus station who’s watching everybody head home and doesn’t know where the next meal will come from, the next kind word, the next clean bed? Mordecai he was in sackcloth outside the palace gate. He sent word to his niece, chosen queen of the king, to never forget the plight of those collected on the other side of the gate: “Don’t think for a moment that because you’re in the palace you will escape when all other Jews are killed. If you keep quiet at a time like this, deliverance and relief for the Jews will arise from some other place, but you and your relatives will die.” It comes like a whisper from those outside the gate: You’ve got to use the life you’ve been given to give others life. You’ve got gifts that weren’t given to line your life with; they were given to be a lifeline to others or you lose your life. It comes like an echo from God: if your gifts don’t give relief, you don’t get real life. What does it profit a man to gain the whole world but lose his own soul? It comes as a message for Advent, the Mordecai message for such a time as now: you’ve got to use your position inside the gate for those outside the gate or you’re in the position of losing everything." #Advent #Christmas #TheGreatestGift

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Once upon a time, I was outside the gate, wondering how to get in. Then my friend told me how Jesus changed her life.

There are many forms of poverty in this world, many millions of people outside the gate. I’m on the inside now. I so want my life to be about bringing the outsiders in because those without Christ are the poorest of all.

Oh God, give me eyes to see them, the ones who don’t know you. Give me the courage to greet them with your love, your compassion. To tell them about how much you love them, to offer the greatest gift they will ever receive! Love, me

His… Michelle
Philippians 1:20

Linking with Thought Provoking Thursday

Advent_December 17

"Because there is a king in Bethlehem. In backwater Bethlehem, an unmarried hardly- woman in labor giving birth to your King, and He will be your newborn and ancient and coming and future King, newly birthed, whose goings- forth have been from of old, from ancient days. A King like and infinitely greater than King Arthur, with his tomb inscription: “Hic iacet Arthurus, rex quondam, rexque futurus” “Here lies Arthur, king once, and king to be.” Forsake the fairy tales for the story that is history: this Bethlehem King is the true and the real once and still coming King the King of humanity’s memory. The King from the beginning, back when we were young and the world was Edenic and the wonderland was us." #Advent #Christmas #TheGreatestGift

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Up where the mountains meet the heavens above
Out where the lightning splits the sea
I would swear that there’s someone somewhere
Watching me

Through the wind and the chill and the rain
And the storm and the flood
I can feel his approach
Like the fire in my blood

I need a hero
I’m holding out for a hero ’til the end of the night
He’s gotta be strong
And he’s gotta be fast
And he’s gotta be fresh from the fight
I need a hero
I’m holding out for a hero ’til the morning light
He’s gotta be sure
And it’s gotta be soon
And he’s gotta be larger than life

Lyrics from Bonnie Tyler’s Holding Out For A Hero

We have a Hero! His name is Jesus Christ! Praise God!

His… Michelle
Philippians 1:20

Linking ~ Three Word Wednesday, #TellHisStory