Friday, December 23, 2011

Christmas time!

Do you know exactly what you are celebrating? Christmas is supposed to be a celebration of Christ’s birth however many Christian articles I have read goes against the idea of celebrating Christmas. You can find a complete article here at http://bible.org/article/should-christians-celebrate-christmas

Here is a little bit of a knowledge base which I found on Christmas  I wanted to share with you:

Christmas means “Christ’s Mass” which refers to a Roman Catholic’s Lord’s Supper or a festival involving religious activities.

No one knows exactly when the date of Jesus’ birth really is so who was given authority to decide Christ’s birth date was on December 25th and that the whole world should celebrate it on that day?

Santa Claus is fictional, this idea distracts us from focusing on believing we are receiving God’s blessings all the time to receiving gifts because you have been good and receiving a tonne of gifts on Christmas.

 


We are told to remember Jesus’ death when taking bread and drinking the cup however it does not state for us to remember His birth.

Christmas traditions such as the Yule log and the mistletoe actually came from pagan practices.


Don’t get me wrong, I love the idea of Christmas and love to exchange gifts, have family around a big table of food and doing special events together with your loved ones.
I do agree that it can be materialistic and just another day to spend lots of money buying gifts and decorations, but I have been enlightened by the information I have discovered.

Ultimately it’s your decision whether to celebrate Christmas or not but it would be a great idea for you to educate your family and friends about something most people don’t know about Christmas.

My main objective here is just to share with you a little something I learnt and hope to bring awareness of what we really are celebrating on Christmas.

My husband and I planned on taking our family to the mountains this Christmas and we weren’t going to buy gifts for the kids so we can educate them on some of the topics mentioned, however my husband gave in and got a little something for everyone…

So let me know what you think, will you and your family celebrate Christmas traditionally? Do you think Christmas is ok to celebrate?

Last but not least, I wish everyone a very Merry Christmas, enjoy your holidays and spread hugs and love to everyone around you!

 



Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Love God

Do you know of God but don't love Him? Do you just accept the idea of there is a God up in heaven but you don't truely know Him or have a relationship with Him?

If you know and believe there is a God watching down on us, why won't you accept Him into your heart? God wants nothing more than to have an intimate relationship with you and I can't stress that more. He is your friend and your father only if you allow Him to be.

Open your heart and just open up to His loving kindness so He can fill you with more joy than you can even think of, He is all you need and all you want. He can offer you so much more than this world can, items in this world don't stand a chance in matching up what He has in store for you in heaven.

He is LOVE, how much more can He show He loves you than to die for you? He laid His son down for you.


Let Him love you and love people through you.



Have you met anyone who know of God but does not love or accept Him?

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Women are made to love!

An interesting sermon I heard on my lunch break today made my head nod with agreement from beginning to the end of my lunch break.

Ephesians 5:25 Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for her.


Have you noticed how the bible commands men to love their wives unconditionally but it does not say anything about women loving their husbands unconditionally? The reason is women were created to love!

It is natural for our body, heart, mind and soul to love with true passion. We aren’t emotional we just have a lot of in depth feelings about everything because God made us this way and He is using us to spread love around!

So go spread God's word and give everyone great big hugs, shower love on everyone you know and don't know because that's what women of God do!

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Are you living a true Christian life?

Carrying the name of a Christian does not make you a true Christian. Attending Sunday services with your family along with a bible and putting a couple of dollar bills in the offering box doesn’t make you a Christian.


Being a Christian is much more than acting like one and hence the word ‘acting’; you have to live it. The term Christian is to be Christ like. Christ doesn't go clubbing and get drunk, He does not swear or cuss, He doesn't hate nor discriminate. Christ is the definition of love and He was here to show the people in the world how a person should be.

Devote your life to having a relationship with God, worship Him and honor Him whenever you can. Spread His word to people around you and show them what He has done to bless your life. Show Him off!

You’re not drawing yourself closer but rather further away from God when you are being fake, it actually harms your soul! God knows all and He reads everyone’s hearts and knows when you are real or pretending and playing the part just to look right and just

Be honest to God and to yourself and make it right with Him. If you are struggling with this then pray, cry out to Him to bring you closer to Him. He is always listening to your prayers even if you think no one is listening, He is listening.