New Year’s Tag 1.1.20

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2020, JESUS!

How like You my Lord and Savior, the Love of my life, to share good with me when every day is a gift from You! You deserve so much, yet it is YOU who insists we receive! Because I love You in everything You ask or share with me, I thank you for whispering to the heart of Beverley of Becoming the Oil and Wine to nominate me for the New Year’s Tag. Bless her, Lord, and Matt  of Jesus Luvs All for creating the tag. It’s an interesting way to start the new year… especially on WordPress. Thank You again, Jesus! 🙂

My NY2020 pic

Thank you, Beverley, for thinking of me! 🙂 May the Lord continue to bless your blog, your year ahead, and every day He has for you be all that He wants for you! Me and God love you! ❤


Here is how to participate:

1- Share a link back to the person who tagged you.
2- Share a link to the person who created the tag- jesusluvsall.wordpress.com
3- Share a favorite New Year’s Memory
4- Answer the questions of the person who tagged you.
5- Tag whoever you want.
6- Use any picture that you like for New Years’.


My Favorite New Year’s Memory

Father God, I’ll always be grateful for 1994 when You allowed me to bring in the year on my knees praying to You. I was part of a large community organization hosting a large all night party at a large local hotel. The party was in the large ballroom downstairs, and we had hospitality rooms on each floor. Stacy and I were in charge of a hospitality room. We were to provide alcohol and snacks. I was grateful it wasn’t active so Stacy went downstairs to do the countdown with the crowd. I took the opportunity to kneel and pray. I forget how I knew to get up, but I knew that I had kept You first!
The next year You rewarded me with a delightful surprise! Bringing in 1995, a friend overheard me talk about what I had done the year before. She asked me to trust her and go with her to a dinner party. It was with a Christian Singles Ministry we were attending at a local church. I was glad to see it was familiar faces, but wasn’t sure of how things would go regarding drinking. It was awesome! They had a bought out a local restaurant to prevent any alcohol concerns. My friend had me tell person after person my testimony (though I didn’t know it was one). At 2 minutes till midnight, the leader had us stand, bow our heads and pray. He finished the prayer with, “And may You be the first person to whom we say, “Happy New Year, Lord.” And it was a new year! 🙂 I LOVED it!! You allowed me 2 or 3 more years before that leader left and the ministry fell apart, but I will always remember it started with 1994! And quite frankly, I LOVED bringing it in with just You and me! ❤


Beverley’s Questions for Me

1- If you could celebrate the New Year anywhere, where would it be?
At home, but whether it at home or out with friends, I just want to bring in the coming year praying… and by God’s grace on my knees… and let Jesus be the first one I tell Happy New Year. I want Him to know He is first in every way!

2- What is your favorite snack food for New Years?
I guess chips or crackers with fruit for snacking if at a party, but when we have our traditional family dinner it would be the cranberry sauce and the banana pudding.

3- Have you ever kept a New Year’s resolution? If so, what was it?
By the grace of God yes… reading my bible through in a year. It always helps to make it something reasonable, and make room for slips. Not so to make them happen or make excuses, but because it is what most often makes people quit. The key is to keep trying at whatever pace God allows.

4- What do you want to do with your blog next year?
Whatever God wants to do with it! ❤ It’s HIS blog, not mine.

5- Do you prefer a big party or a small gathering to celebrate?
A small gathering, but again whether a big party or a small gathering I hope with others who also want to celebrate God.


Nominees

Caz of Invisibly Me

Temi of Christian Mommas

HAPPY NEW YEAR, EVERYONE!
MAY IT BE ALL GOD HOPES FOR EACH OF YOU
THIS NEW YEAR AND ALWAYS!!
GOD LOVES YOU!

 

 

Happy Birthday, Jesus! 2019

Happy Birthday, Jesus! I love You! Thank You for coming!

Merry Christmas, Everyone! God loves you!

A lot of songs were introduced to me this year, and I love that several of them were songs singing Happy Birthday to Jesus in beautiful and honoring ways. Yet the one I will share with you is a song my son sent me a link of to let me know His new current favorite.

How Many Kings? by Downhere

It was immediately a favorite for me as well. I was touched by it. The chorus alone tugged at my heart from such honest words.

How many kings step down from their thrones?
How many lords have abandoned their homes?
How many greats have become the least for me?
And how many gods have poured out their hearts
To romance a world that is torn all apart
How many fathers gave up their sons for me?
Only One did that for me.

Only One did this for me!
And He did it for you too!
God loves you! ❤

 

His Creative Scheme

gaillovesgodspoetry

The pen, the ink,
The paper that tells the story.
The narrator that reads.
It’s all a part of His creative scheme.
We are His subjects.
He is our king.
The Author and Finisher of our faith.
He whispers to our spirit.
We long to hear it.
Quick obedience is key.
He loves the pen that’s ready to flow.
He loves the lips that are ready to speak.
His Story…
Is filled with His Glory! ❤
So Let It Be!
Amen.

12-3-19 Tuesday
Written by Gail Brookshire

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Visiting Love

gaillovesgodspoetry

Love flows by
Like a little creek of water.
I hear you whisper,
“You are my precious daughter.”
Love floats by
Like a passing cloud in the sky.
I hear you whisper,
“With Me one day you’ll fly.”
Love glides by
Like a frozen piece of ice.
I hear you whisper,
“Life with you is nice.”
Life walks by
Like a couple strolling in love.
I hear you whisper,
“I wait for you above.”

12.3.19 Tuesday 1:24 AM
Written by Gail Brookshire
Inspiration: The love of God

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Exposing What’s Within

gaillovesgodspoetry

A little girl sad and quiet
Leaned against the tree.
She has failed to save her friend
From a violent tragedy.
A life was lost and thrown away
To hide the sinner’s sin.
But God is watching everything
And exposes what’s within.
A hiker comes across the girl,
And can sense what is wrong.
Both the girls lost their fight
Against someone too strong.
The surviving girl is rescued,
And is evidence of the crime.
Justice is given to the man
Who is now serving time.

12.2.19 Monday
Written by Gail Brookshire
Inspiration: The loss of a friend

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December: The Most Wonderful Time of the Year Tag 12.13.19

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year!
oh yes You certainly are, Jesus!!

“For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.”
– Isaiah 9:6 AKJV

❤ ❤ In December! AND ALL YEAR ROUND! ❤ ❤
How magnificent to celebrate to celebrate Your majestic arrival!
You are the King of Humility! The King of Glory!
The King who came! The King who WILL return!
During this joyful season, You have whispered to Vickie of Vickie’s Book Nook and Meditation Corner to nominate me for the December: The Most Wonderful Time of the Year Tag. How wonderful You are in so many ways. Thank You for Vickie! Thank You for the encouragement You allow her to send me. Bless her as richly, Lord!

December Tag 2019

Thank you, Vickie!
May your every day be all that God hopes for you!
Me and God love you! ❤


The Rules for This Tag:

1. Thank the person who tagged you and link their post to yours.

2. Link the original post so the creators (Purple Rose and Dollface) can read them.

3. Use the original featured image and include it in your post.

4. Copy and paste the meaning of the tag into your post.

5. Answer the questions.

6. Tag at least two people.

7. Have fun and enjoy the rest of your month! ❤️

The meaning of the tag:

“LOVE THE GIVER MORE THAN THE GIFT.”- BRIGHAM YOUNG


Here are the Questions:

1. If you could be a character in a holiday movie, who would you be?
Playing Mary in a nativity scene so that I could witness as everyone marvels over baby Jesus… Son of God.

2. What kind of holiday shopper are you? Black Friday? Christmas Eve? Yearlong hoarder?
Neither really. Just a regular shopper when I need to go to the store, although I love it when it happens to be on sale.

3. What colors are your favorite holiday decorations?
gold and purple… or gold, red, and green

4. Would you rather build a snowman, go sledding, have a snowball fight, or stay inside drinking hot cocoa?
stay inside drinking hot cocoa

5. If you were Santa Claus, what type of cookie would you want to be left out for you on Christmas Eve?
Danish Wedding Cookies 🙂

6. If someone offered you a gift card to any store you wanted, which one would you choose?
Ingle’s or Wal-mart. We go to both for groceries, but sometimes you need more than just grocery items… affordably. 😉

7. Name three words that best describe Christmas for you.
Father, Son, Holy Ghost!


I’m Tagging…

Caz of Invisibly Me
Wendi of Simply Chronically Ill
Maxine of Heaven’s Reef

Merry Christmas! Happy Birthday Jesus! May this time of year truly be FOR YOU the most wonderful time of the year… because YOU are for me!

❤ ❤ I LOVE YOU, WONDERFUL! ❤ ❤