“And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; He is Christ, the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.
“The spirit of Christmas needs to be superseded by the Spirit of Christ. The spirit of Christmas is annual; the Spirit of Christ is eternal. The spirit of Christmas is sentimental; the Spirit of Christ is supernatural. The spirit of Christmas is a human product; the Spirit of Christ is a divine person.
That makes all the difference in the world.” – Stuart Briscoe
A friend of mine recently shared the following story on Facebook. It’s a sweet reminder to look beyond ourselves and be sensitive to the leading of the Holy Spirit. It can be a very busy time of year, and a season of painful realities and hardship for some — so I pray you and I are filled with His grace to see how He sees.
It’s so important to follow our hearts…as I was sitting on the plane (Phil & I got separated– we’ve learned all things happen for a reason) my heart felt burdened for the woman next to me (of whom I didn’t know). She didn’t speak to me the whole flight & was very reserved. I felt impressed to write a note of hope to her, telling her how much God loves her. My heart pounded as we exited the plane as I anticipated how to approach her (funny, being a network marketer, right?!) I gave her the note & was honest about how I didn’t quite know how to approach her but told her what was on my heart. She began to cry & kept hugging me, telling me how much she needed that and how her dad had just died.
Similarly Phil & I felt led to pray for a kid waiting on us who told us he was wanting a very specific job. We spent our date night encouraging him & he emailed us the next day sharing how he miraculously landed his dream job.
You can never go wrong sharing love & hope. Step outside of your self and be the change many long to see…
-Sarah Fairless Robbins
“We can do no great things, only small things with great love.” Mother Teresa
When hearts are fragile, that’s when they may be most faith-filled — believing in miracles before life makes sense.
Believing in the miraculous coming – so there is real living in the moment now.
Believing in a God bigger than the burdens.
Believing — so there is living.
This is how the fragile are made strong.
Full post written here.