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christmas-every-day-i-wishAfter reading my devotions this morning, as I do every morning, I began to write in my prayer journal. I say it has turned into more of my “thanksgiving journal” than my prayer journal because, most days, I’m simply thanking Him for various things. Lately, most of my actual prayers are not written – for a few different reasons. This morning, however, turned out to be a little different. Oh, it started out the same – my usual “Good morning Father! Thank You for waking me this morning” then I wrote the words “Christmas Eve” and, after that, I really didn’t even know what I was writing until I finished and read back over it. I felt I should share it and I hope it will touch at least one person’s heart and/or life. I am going to simply share exactly what is written in my journal:

Christmas Eve – the day before we celebrate the day of Your earthly birth – when You chose to put aside Your glory and Your Heavenly home to come and dwell among us AS one of us! My mind is hard-pressed to even BEGIN to comprehend the depth of Your love for ME! There are no words and, even if there were, I don’t know that I would be able to get them down on paper. I feel so inadequate and extremely unqualified to even try – so I pray and I ask You to help me live my life in a way that portrays and conveys what there are no words for – a love with no explanation – a love that can not be explained – a love that only You can give! I want my life to be a life that points others to You and honors You in a way no words can and a life that brings glory to Your Name! Without You, I am nothing and worth nothing; but, WITH YOU, I am unstoppable!

Help me to share the TRUE gift of Christmas every minute of my life – every second You give me breath; for I can not even take a breath without You filling my lungs with air! Help me to remember every day I have is a rare and precious gift FROM You and how I choose to use it is my gift TO You. I want to always be able to give You a lovely gift at the end of every day and, without Your help, even that isn’t possible.

My heart is truly overflowing this morning as I look back over this past year and remember all the wonderful “gifts” You have given me:

  • time spent with family & friends
  • growing love from & for my husband
  • a daughter making her way back to You
  • FREEDOM from my fears

and so many more! With You in my life, I truly can have Christmas every day, as can anyone else!

Thank You for all You have spoken to my heart this morning and, for all I have asked this morning, I ask it in the Precious, Holy Name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth! I love You 🙂

I was cleaning out folders in my e-mail today and I came across one called NOTES. I don’t even remember making that folder so I clicked to see what was in it and I found a poem that I had started writing on Aug. 20 of this year. My heart was heavy that day, though I didn’t {and still don’t} know why. I have days like that where my heart feels so sad and I’m crying but don’t know why. I began reading the poem and as soon as I got to where I had stopped, He immediately gave me the last two lines. How fitting that I found this today.

I know why my heart is sad today. A sweet, sweet lady who was a friend to me and many others was, as her daughter put it, “promoted to Heaven” this morning. Please be in prayer for her family and friends.

A PRAYER FROM MY HEART

 I sit here with tears streaming down
Tears I don’t fully understand
Unless I’m feeling the hurt
Of my loved ones across this land

 In my heart I feel such an ache
It seems it would explode
If I tried to hold back the tears
So I’ve learned to let them flow

 I’m sick of the enemy’s tactics
How he pokes and sneers and jabs
Thinking he’ll have the last laugh
He doesn’t care who he nabs

 He does his best to destroy
All we know and love
We’d best fall on our knees
And cry out to the Lord above

 I know that I have failed
Haven’t really done my part
I need to spend more time in prayer
Crying out to God from my heart

I come now and ask forgiveness
From My Father, He’ll freely give
I ask Him to keep me close
And help me for Him to live.

 Kathryn Champion
08-20-12


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