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Christmas Peace

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Christmas Peace is a jazz song I wrote last year.  It was only 2 1/2 months after my mom passed away, and 10 1/2 months since my mother in law passed away.  2012 was a very stressful year for our family.  And yet, despite my pain, I wanted peace.  I was seeking peace in the storm.  Have you ever had a day, week, month, year like that? When all you wanted was peace?  It’s funny how it’s when the storm hits that we look for Peace.  Not when things are quiet.  Honestly, I think that is when I forget how awesome peace is.

I think Peace is more than our feelings.  I think peace is more than our circumstances and more than what we are doing.  I think Peace is a Person – Jesus Christ.  Have you met Him?  Not the church thing, I’m talking about Him.  He may or may not even be at Church – seriously.  Don’t let that stop you.  He is waiting for YOU this Christmas. Waiting to take your hand and help you. Waiting to comfort you in your loneliness. Waiting to hold you as you cry in His arms.  Can i introduce you? Meet the Prince of Peace, Jesus, today…

 

God’s Promise to You:

For unto us a Child is born,
Unto us a Son is given;
And the government will be upon His shoulder.
And His name will be called
Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

Of the increase of His government and peace
There will be no end,
Upon the throne of David and over His kingdom,
To order it and establish it with judgment and justice
From that time forward, even forever.
The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this. (Isaiah 9:6-7 NKJV)

 

And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying:

“Glory to God in the highest,

And on earth peace, goodwill toward men!”

So it was, when the angels had gone away from them into heaven, that the shepherds said to one another, “Let us now go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has come to pass, which the Lord has made known to us.” (Luke 2:13-14 NKJV)

 

 These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33 NKJV)

 

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My Prayer For You:

Dear Lord,

You are our Peace this year and always.  Thank you for reminding us that we can have peace, even in this season, because we have You.  You are our Prince of Peace.  Today,  we lay down our packages, our expectations, our disappointments, and our pain to take Your hand.  Lead us Lord, and let us rest in the peace that surpasses all understanding, in Jesus Name.

 

 

 

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You Save Me From Violence

In my journey I had to find promises from God to hold on to.  These words became my prayer and my song.  And they still are.

God gave David protection and deliverance – and I choose to trust and believe that He will do the same for you and me!

2 Samuel 22

Amplified Bible (AMP)

David spoke to the Lord the words of this song on the day when the Lord delivered him from the hands of all his enemies and from the hand of Saul.

He said: The Lord is my Rock [of escape from Saul] and my Fortress [in the wilderness] and my Deliverer;

My God, my Rock, in Him will I take refuge; my Shield and the Horn of my salvation; my Stronghold and my Refuge, my Savior—You save me from violence.

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I call on the Lord, Who is worthy to be praised, and I am saved from my enemies.

For the waves of death enveloped me; the torrents of destruction made me afraid.

The cords of Sheol were entangling me; I encountered the snares of death.

In my distress I called upon the Lord; I cried to my God, and He heard my voice from His temple; my cry came into His ears.

Then the earth reeled and quaked, the foundations of the heavens trembled and shook because He was angry.

Smoke went up from His nostrils, and devouring fire from His mouth; coals were kindled by it.

He bowed the heavens and came down; thick darkness was under His feet.

He rode on a cherub and flew; He was seen upon the wings of the wind.

He made darkness His canopy around Him, gathering of waters, thick clouds of the skies.

Out of the brightness before Him coals of fire flamed forth.

The Lord thundered from heaven, and the Most High uttered His voice.

He sent out arrows and scattered them; lightning confused and troubled them.

The channels of the sea were visible, the foundations of the world were uncovered at the rebuke of the Lord, at the blast of the breath of His nostrils.

He sent from above, He took me; He drew me out of great waters.

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He delivered me from my strong enemy, from those who hated me, for they were too mighty for me.

They came upon me in the day of my calamity, but the Lord was my stay.

He brought me forth into a large place; He delivered me because He delighted in me.

The Lord rewarded me according to my uprightness with Him; He compensated and benefited me according to the cleanness of my hands.

For I have kept the ways of the Lord, and have not wickedly departed from my God.

For all His ordinances were before me; and from His statutes I did not turn aside.

I was also blameless before Him and kept myself from guilt and iniquity.

Therefore the Lord has recompensed me according to my righteousness, according to my cleanness in His [holy] sight.

Toward the loving and loyal You will show Yourself loving and loyal, and with the upright and blameless You will show Yourself upright and blameless.

To the pure You will show Yourself pure, and to the willful You will show Yourself willful.

And the afflicted people You will deliver, but Your eyes are upon the haughty, whom You will bring down.

For You, O Lord, are my Lamp; the Lord lightens my darkness.

For by You I run through a troop; by my God I leap over a wall.

As for God, His way is perfect; the word of the Lord is tried. He is a Shield to all those who trust and take refuge in Him.

For who is God but the Lord? And who is a Rock except our God?

God is my strong Fortress; He guides the blameless in His way and sets him free.

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He makes my feet like the hinds’ [firm and able]; He sets me secure and confident upon the heights.

He trains my hands for war, so that my arms can bend a bow of bronze.

You have also given me the shield of Your salvation; and Your condescension and gentleness have made me great.

You have enlarged my steps under me, so that my feet have not slipped.

I have pursued my enemies and destroyed them; and I did not turn back until they were consumed.I consumed them and thrust them through, so that they did not arise; they fell at my feet.

For You girded me with strength for the battle; those who rose up against me You subdued under me.

You have made my enemies turn their backs to me, that I might cut off those who hate me.

They looked, but there was none to save—even to the Lord, but He did not answer them.

Then I beat them small as the dust of the earth; I crushed them as the mire of the street and scattered them abroad.

You also have delivered me from strife with my people; You kept me as the head of the nations. People whom I had not known served me.

Foreigners yielded feigned obedience to me; as soon as they heard of me, they became obedient to me.

Foreigners faded away; they came limping and trembling from their strongholds.

The Lord lives; blessed be my Rock, and exalted be God, the Rock of my salvation.

It is God Who executes vengeance for me and Who brought down [and disciplined] the peoples under me,

Who brought me out from my enemies. You also lifted me up above those who rose up against me; You delivered me from the violent man.

For this I will give thanks and extol You, O Lord, among the nations; I will sing praises to Your name.

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He is a Tower of salvation and great deliverance to His king, and shows loving-kindness to His anointed, to David and his offspring forever.

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Time to Dance!

 Time to Dance!

I came across this saying on Twitter this morning and it spoke to me.  (Thank you Green Light Lady aka Wendy!)  See I started my Physical Therapy this week, and let’s just say it did not go well, and I have more work to do in order to walk without limping.  Guess I should have had PT 1 1/2 years ago. Not such a bad thing, but not what I expected.  So, for today, I am listening to good music, reading the Word, and like my husband says, SPEAK THE WORD! This is the WORD he game me this morning to meditate upon:

 And if the Spirit of Him Who raised up Jesus from the dead dwells in you, [then] He Who raised up Christ Jesus from the dead will also restore to life your mortal (short-lived, perishable) bodies through His Spirit Who dwells in you. (Romans 8:11 AMP)

I’ve heard it said that we have to exercise our Faith Muscles just like we exercise our bodies. So, I will do my PT ankle exercises and exercise my Faith Muscles too.  When things look impossible from man’s point of view – that’s just the recipe for a miracle – all things are possible with God!

It was reported to King David that God had prospered Obed-Edom and his entire household because of the Chest of God. So David thought, “I’ll get that blessing for myself,” and went and brought up the Chest of God from the house of Obed-Edom to the City of David, celebrating extravagantly all the way, with frequent sacrifices of choice bulls. David,ceremonially dressed in priest’s linen, danced with great abandon before God. The whole country was with him as he accompanied the Chest of God with shouts and trumpet blasts. But as the Chest of God came into the City of David, Michal, Saul’s daughter, happened to be looking out a window. When she saw King David leaping and dancing before God, her heart filled with scorn.  (2 Samuel 6:12-16 MSG)

My Prayer For You:

Dear Lord,

Let us focus today on You, Your Word, Your Promises.  Let us listen for the melody of the future and dance to it today! And thank you Lord, that we don’t have to wait for the “Mical’s” approval; we are gonna rejoice in you with reckless abandon, despite what anyone says or thinks, in Jesus Name!