Merry Christmas & Happy New Year Dear Partners,
I hope this newsletter finds you doing well this Holiday Season. I’ve been thinking about the holidays and how we gather with family and friends to celebrate the message of hope and the birth of Christ. In the world right now, we may feel like we are constantly surrounded by hopelessness, but we have the power to change that, by showing kindness, love, and hope to others, we can be God's extended hand and make a difference.
The sacrificial birth of Jesus sends a message of hope that can change people's lives. We must never lose sight of that hope, or let it fade in our lives or those around us. This Christmas season, may you experience the joy and hope of giving to others. May we all be touched by the light of Christ’s love and be inspired by his message of hope.
I am reminded of one Christmas story with my parents. My father was serving as a pastor in a small church in WY. That Christmas we weren't able to travel back home to OK for the holidays. My family was very homesick. On Christmas morning there was a knock at the door while our mother was preparing breakfast. As my father opened the door, he found an elderly gentleman standing there in the snow. The man wanted to wish our family a Merry Christmas. My kind father invited him in to share breakfast with us. The gentlemen spent all day with our family enjoying the Christmas festivities. At the end of the day, he thanked us for our hospitality and left. My father saw he had forgotten something behind and went after him. When daddy opened the door there was no one outside. There were no footprints in the knee-deep snow. It was as if the man had never been there. We knew a Christmas angel had visited us that day. This experience gave my parents great comfort and hope.
This holiday season you may be dealing with hopelessness yourself. The Bible says in Romans 15:13 TPT “Now may God, the inspiration and fountain of hope, fill you to overflowing with uncontainable joy and perfect peace as you trust in him. And may the power of the Holy Spirit continually surround your life with his super-abundance until you radiate with hope!” I pray this Christmas that God’s hope, love, and joy will flow abundantly through you this holiday season to shine God’s light on others.
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Merry Christmas & Happy New Year,
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Happy Thanksgiving To All My Precious Partners,
Did you know that gratitude is the key that opens up the door to a life of abundance? When you are grateful, you see and receive what God has given you. You are not focused on what is lacking or how much more you want. Gratitude gives thanks for all things. In Psalms 100: 4 it says; “Enter His gates with thanksgiving and His courts with praise; give thanks to Him and praise His name.”
Each day remind yourself of God’s faithfulness and trust that He is working in your life, moving you forward and working all things for your good. Start each day thanking Him for what He’s done, and even for what He’s about to do in your life. Take comfort in knowing that God is on your side. He has already won the victory over every challenge, and will give you strength to overcome anything standing in your way.
God’s Word is alive and powerful. God is a God of Faith. He believes in the power of His words. If we are created in His image our words are also very powerful and are words of life or death. When you speak positive things into your life, it creates positive results.
Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today and creates a vision for tomorrow.
Today as I pray for you, I’m believing God for you to have a grateful heart which will in turn bring breakthrough in every area of your life. Could you share with me what you are grateful for? Go to marilynmurrayministries.com and leave a comment. I love hearing from you!
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