Archive for December, 2013

Hear my cry, O God,
    listen to my prayer;
from the end of the earth I call to you
    when my heart is faint.
Lead me to the rock
    that is higher than I,
for you have been my refuge,
    a strong tower against the enemy.

 Let me dwell in your tent forever!
    Let me take refuge under the shelter of your wings! Selah
For you, O God, have heard my vows;
    you have given me the heritage of those who fear your name.  Psalm 61:1-5 ESV

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Leslie Rose K
Dominate Your Diagnosis.com

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 And in the fourth watch of the night he came to them, walking on the sea.  But when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were terrified, and said, “It is a ghost!” and they cried out in fear. But immediately Jesus spoke to them, saying, “Take heart; it is I. Do not be afraid.”

And Peter answered him, “Lord, if it is you, command me to come to you on the water.” He said, “Come.” So Peter got out of the boat and walked on the water and came to Jesus.   But when he saw the wind,  he was afraid, and beginning to sink he cried out, “Lord, save me.”   Jesus immediately reached out his hand and took hold of him, saying to him, O you of little faith, why did you doubt?”   And when they got into the boat, the wind ceased.   And those in the boat worshiped him, saying, “Truly you are the Son of God.”  Matthew 14:25-33 English Standard Version

walking-on-waterPrayer: I am so thankful that You are there to grab me when my faith is failing and I am sinking.  Help me to be faith filled and avoid sinking altogether. Amen.

Leslie Rose K
Dominate Your diagnosis.com

“Because he loves me,” says the Lord, “I will rescue him;
    I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name.
 He will call on me, and I will answer him;
    I will be with him in trouble,
    I will deliver him and honor him.
 With long life I will satisfy him
    and show him my salvation.”  Psalm 91:14-16

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Leslie Rose K
Dominate Your Diagnosis.com

“The Spirit of the Lord is on me,
    because he has anointed me
    to proclaim good news to the poor.
He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners
    and recovery of sight for the blind,
to set the oppressed free,
 to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.”   Luke 4:18-19

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Prayer:Help me Lord to follow in your footsteps proclaiming the good news. Amen

Leslie Rose K
Dominate Your Diagnosis.com

THE Baptism

Posted: December 27, 2013 in God is....
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Now when all the people were baptized, and when Jesus also had been baptized and was praying, the heavens were opened,   and the Holy Spirit descended on him in bodily form, like a dove; and a voice came from heaven, “You are my beloved Son;  with you I am well pleased.”   Luke 3:21-22 NIV

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Prayer:Thank you for Your Son Jesus Christ.  The Light of my life. Amen

Leslie Rose K
Dominate Your Diagnosis.com
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life, and the life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.

10 He was in the world, and the world was made through him, yet the world did not know him. 11 He came to his own, and his own people did not receive him. 12 But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God, 13 who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God.    John 1 ESV

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Leslie Rose K
Dominate Your Diagnosis.com

The Birth of Jesus Christ

18 Now the birth of Jesus Christ took place in this way. When his mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together she was found to be with child from the Holy Spirit. 19 And her husband Joseph, being a just man and unwilling to put her to shame, resolved to divorce her quietly. 20 But as he considered these things, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, “Joseph, son of David, do not fear to take Mary as your wife, for that which is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. 21 She will bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.” 22 All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had spoken by the prophet:

23 “Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son,
    and they shall call his name Immanuel”

(which means, God with us). 24 When Joseph woke from sleep, he did as the angel of the Lord commanded him: he took his wife, 25 but knew her not until she had given birth to a son. And he called his name Jesus.    Matthew 1:18-25 ESV

 And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.  John 1:14 ESV

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Prayer: Thank you God for the tremendous gift of your Son Jesus, Immanuel, God with us. Amen

The Lights of Christmas     Blogger’s Message

One of my favorite things to do during the Christmas season is to sit in the darkened living room enjoying the Christmas tree lights.  We have  big old-fashioned bulbs of all different colors, not the  new LED’s.  Our lights give off deep color and are nice andch lights bright.  For the last three years it has become difficult to buy replacement bulbs. One year I found blue bulbs, the next year green and this year red.  I will miss  these lights when they no longer work.

Enjoying the lights has such a calming effect on me.  It does not seem to matter what has gone on during the day the lights shift me into a different mood.  My friend finds such calm and cheer in the lights that she started using them year round in her home.  Not a bad idea if you ask me.

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What would a Christmas tree be without lights?  As a Christian it makes me wonder what this world would be like without The Light of God shining  bright in His Son, Jesus Christ.

Before I came  to relationship with Jesus I did not live in a very bright world.  There was not a lot of hope in my world.  That all changed in one day.  I have never had to worry about The Light being extinguished.  The Light of the World did not take all my problems away or give me a carefree life.  It did dispel the darkness, give me hope for the future and peace that passes my understanding.walk-dark-light-5

So while the Christmas tree lights are pretty and have a calming effect there is no comparison to how The Light of the World can impact a life when we Let Him.

 

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Wishing you a Blessed Christmas and a New Year filled with the Light of Christ.

Leslie Rose K
Dominate Your Diagnosis.com