Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Let Your Light Shine


My dear friend Sharon blessed me with this, and now, I would like to pass it along to all of you. This Christmas, please do not let the rush, rush of the season steal your joy. Do not let the economic hard times steal your joy, do not let others steal your joy. Number one, remember where your true joy comes from, Jesus. He is the only reason for this season, never forget that. He was heavens gift given to us freely, celebrate Him. Bake Him a Birthday cake, read His story, the Bible, sing praises to Him, praise dance before Him, give Him the most precious gift ever, your heart, soul, body, and mind. Now, that is what Christmas is all about my friends. Let your light shine brightly for Jesus, lead others to Him.

30 comments:

Truth4thejourney said...

This is a graet blog! I love the idea of baking Him a birthday cake. We do that every Christmas. We even let the kids blow out the candles for Him. :)

Sonya

Michele Williams said...

Wonderful ideas my friend. Thank you.... Bless you dear and I love you...

Debbie said...

Well said and how true! It's good to be reminded of the reason we are celebrating. Thank you.

Peggy said...

Bless you Denise...You changed again! Almost as much as the blinking Christmas Lights! Your words & ideas are wonderful! That's what Christmas is all about...put CHRIST back into the word CHRISTMAS! I'm bringing your lights home with me! Thanks! Peggy

bp said...

I wrote about a similar topic today. Very good point about not letting the economic situation steal your joy.

God bless you friend.

Beth (A Mom's Life) said...

I am trying so hard to remember this - to let Jesus be the reason for our celebrating. Thank you for the reminder!

Laurie Ann said...

Beautiful!

luvmy4sons said...

Amen! To all of that! Jesus! Let's celebrate!

Daphine said...

Wonderfully stated!

FromThe Creek said...

Those are some wonderful ideas! I know that we do tend to rush through things way too often. We should slow down...especially at this time of year...and reflect on what His birth meant for all of us.

I am so blessed by your posts!
Christy

Lisa said...

Thank you for sharing that post, My Emily is going to hear the Christmas story in her Bible Club class next Tuesday and I heard her asking her siblings if they wanted to come and my little Joel says, "I go May Yah" that is how he says Emily.
When my AJ was about 7 he was being bad and I told him Santa was watching and he told me, "Mom that is not the meaning of Christmas, it is Jesus birthday"! I am so proud of them.

Love Bears All Things said...

Yes, you are so right.
Mama Bear

LauraLee Shaw said...

soooooooooooooooo love your heart. It shines with HIM!

Cheryl said...

Great ideas my friend.

Love your new look. I forgot to tell you last night.

Love,
Cheryl

Jennifer said...

Amen! We all need to remember the reason for the season. In the midst of all the excitement, Santa Claus, shopping and gifts...we need to remember what the greatest gift of all is...Jesus Christ. Without the birth of Jesus...there wouldn't be a Christmas to celebrate.

I am going to bake birthday cake for Jesus this year for the first time. I've seem that idea on so many different blogs and I love it. Very appropriate!

Lynn said...

Denise,

Wonderful post. I thing so much of our joy is lost in the business of the season. Love you. Hugs

Esthermay said...

AMEN....

Grammy said...

Aw, a beautiful post thank you my friend.

Serendipity said...

Lovely banner and wonderful ideas. I think I'll try to bake a cake for His birthday although I've never done any baking before LOL.

Love Bears All Things said...

Blessings! And thanks for the button.
Mama Bear

Fran said...

Amen sista Amen!!!!

Hope you are having a good day so far. Lifting you up in prayer.
Hugs,
Fran

Sharon Brumfield said...

I am with you 100%. Good words here. We can not let the worries of this world drape heavy on our shoulders.
This is the time of year when our world is looking for a little love...and we are only to willing to pass it on.
Praying girl!
Love you.

Hi! I'm Grace said...

A hug for you, Denise. :)

IRENE said...

So wisely said...Thank you!

Willow said...

Thanks, Denise. I really needed to read this today. I'm gonna run with the birthday cake idea; I've never done that before!

Jewel said...

Precious post, Denise! We've always bought a small cake for Jesus each Christmas and had His name put on it. Thanks for sharing the many ideas!

Flip Flop Floozie said...

Thanks so much!! I took this Christmas banner and will post it on my blog for sure!! Take care. I hope you are feeling good now..Sandy

Grammy said...

Just stopped by to see if you are ok.
Love you my friend.

Lisa said...

Hi Denise,
I sent you an award in honor of your Christmas Spirit, I hope you don't have one already.

Speaking from the Heart said...

Denise,

What an awesome write up. You are so good with words. How are you doing, my friend?