Grateful

The battle with MS is one that many faces in the United States and the world abroad. It has changed my life and has caused me to become more grateful than I’d ever imagine. I found myseld today almost in tears… why? God’s faithfulness to me. In this time of my life when I should be uncertain, hurt and discouraged I am just the opposite. I will say that I am thankful for the lessons this disease has taught me about my spirit. Just when I would want to give up I can’t. There’s way too much to say and proclaim.
 
I used to cry sometimes because I felt I had no one to talk to, no one to support the dreams God has given me. It’s different now. What I do for God only reflects my gratefulness and how perfect he is in my life. Not how perfect my life is, but how he is so perfect in my life.
 
I’m not arrogant to the point that there are others dealing with the physical and emotional strains of MS. It’s just my joy to say in the midst of it you can find peace that is incomparable… for that I am grateful beyond words.


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Whose getting a gift?

We all know the routine. Shop til’ you drop… sales everywhere. Based on the friendships you have cultivated your list of people to give to is probably longer. You don’t have the funds? You risk the chance of losing a friend over a sweater.

Ughhhh! The holidays. There is one thing that needs to be remembered… the reason. Not just the “reason for the season” but the reason why you are able to live life everyday. His name is Jesus. It’s funny how we take the holidays and turn it around into a holiday that only profits us. It’s here to make us happy. We build up our Christmas savings account but what about building the Kingdom?

The title of this post is “Whose getting a gift?” I’m sure family and friends will receive from you. What are you giving God? I can hear you now. “How can I give God anything? He owns it all. I have nothing to give him.”

Someone else had that same sentiment and wrote it in a song about the birth of Christ. We call him “the little drummer boy”. He made a statement that really catches my spirit this year:

Little Baby, pa rum pum pum pum
I am a poor boy too, pa rum pum pum pum
I have no gift to bring, pa rum pum pum pum
That’s fit to give the King, pa rum pum pum pum,
rum pum pum pum, rum pum pum pum,

Shall I play for you, pa rum pum pum pum,
On my drum?
What can you offer to Jesus on this day we celebrate his birth on earth? Give him a praise. Introduce a soul to him. Build the Kingdom. He wants a sacrifice of our emotions this holiday. What you have may not be tangible but he is looking for your gift. Blessings.


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