What Do You See Outside YOUR Open Window Today?

What Do You See Outside YOUR Open Window Today?
Remember: "When God closes a door, He always opens a window!" You never know what might be out there waiting for you!

Thursday, December 11, 2014

"I AM... I AM...I WILL...I WILL..." ~ God. The Greatest Christmas Gift of All.

Have you ever seen those billboard signs that have messages from God?  Here's an example:

and here's another:
This sign compliments of Ben's Country Woodshop
This morning I was feeling somewhat overwhelmed with all the "stuff" I need to get done between now and Christmas...and I didn't have the ability or strength to even know where to start.
When I opened my Bible for morning devotions, I discovered some statements from God that weren't on a billboard, but it stood out in what appeared to be bold highlights...I even had it underlined...and this is what God said that gave me encouragement today:

"You are My servant, 
I have chosen you and have not cast you away:
Fear not, for I AM with you;
Be not dismayed, for I AM your God.
I WILL strengthen you,
Yes, I WILL help you,
I WILL uphold you with My 
righteous right hand."

Isaiah 41:9-10

And then I dropped down a few more verses to verse 13, and God reiterated the same message:

"For I, the Lord your God, 
will hold your right hand,
Saying to you, 'Fear not, I WILL help you.'"

I had previously written in the margin of verse 13, "I AM HERE TO HELP YOU."

I can only tell you that those words spoken to me this morning through God's Word gave me great hope and encouragement...and the strength to make it through this day.  My work tends to be very stressful at the end of the year and also at the beginning of the new year...and when you couple that with Christmas preparations, and also with the other issues we are dealing with in our home and family, and the fact that I am still working through the grief of losing one of our precious sons this past year to cancer, well, I needed to hear these words from God today.  Perhaps you did too.

As we plunge into the busyness of preparing for Christmas...let us not lose sight of the true meaning of Christmas. Let us not worry so much about the "gifts" that we forget about the "giver" of all gifts, that Babe in the Manger, Jesus, who gave us the greatest gift of all...His life, so that we could have eternal life with Him.
 Click HERE for THE BEST Christmas gift of all: "Son of God" as sung by Michael W. Smith  Be sure to turn up your volume, and open this to full screen, and sit back and enjoy and be comforted, strengthened, and encouraged.  God said, "Fear not, I WILL help you."...I took that to mean:  "I AM HERE TO HELP YOU."   Immanuel...God WITH us...I AM here to help you...Yes, this is THE greatest Christmas gift of all...take it, open it, and make it your own gift today.


  1. Replies
    1. Thank you Terra. It truly touched me too. Merry Christmas!

  2. Pam: I love the passage from Isaiah. 41:10 is one of my favorites.Than you for sharing this video. I truly loved it.

    1. Thank you. I am so glad you enjoyed it. I discovered it "by accident" (not really...never an accident with God...) and it truly blessed my heart as well. I just had to share it with everyone!

  3. Hi Pam! This is a timely post! I have been flying around here cooking after shopping today, and gave the kitchen floor a wipe...phew. I love my prayer time because it's about the most peaceful thing I do these days. Thank you for encouraging me to stress the peace, the joy and celebration of this season. I need to hear that today...

    1. Yes, I think when we can keep things in perspective, somehow God works out all the rest of the details. I just have to learn to lean on Him and trust Him to take care of all the things that I think are so important. He helps me work through the list...in His time...and that is always perfect! Thank you for your thoughts today as well.


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