The above is a drawing I did of the Madonna & Child.
Matthew Chapter 1 Verse 18
This is how the birth of Jesus Christ came about:
His mother Mary was pledged to be married to Joseph
before they came together,
she was found to be with child
through The Holy Spirit.
Mary must have been a beautiful young woman spiritually to be so obedient to God saying YES to what He asked of her. How many of us can truly say that we are obedient to submit ourselves to the ways of The LORD? Dear LORD God I pray today that I may be more obedient to your voice and not to my own wants. In being obedient to you I know that you will be blessing me even more than I can ever imagine. Thank you for Mary the Mother of my Saviour – Jesus Christ my Lord. Amen.
From the book ‘Drink from the Cup’ by. J.M.R.Larman.
Oil Painting of Jesus as (The Good Shepherd)
Well – do we remember about Mary the Mother of Jesus – what has been written in the Holy Bible? She must have been a remarkable young woman. Maybe only around sixteen years of age. I don’t think she would have been out drinking and doing drugs like some young people (and older ones) are doing now in this world that we live in.
If we could put ourselves in Mary’s shoes – whatever would we think, how would we cope with our everyday living knowing as she did that God had planted His one and only Son into her womb? Also she was engaged to be married, imagine telling her husband to be what had happened to her.
It could not have been easy for her.
If you are a man reading this your thoughts may have been the same as Joseph who she was engaged to – until of course the Angel told him what had happened.
So you see there is quite a lot to consider when we think of Mary – the Mother of our Lord Jesus who is my Saviour and I pray that He is yours too.
As it is now getting near to Christmas I believed this would give us food for thought.
* God Bless You over this Christmas Time *
Guard my Mouth
Drawing of an old old Roman Doorway.
Psalm 141 verse 3
Set a guard over my mouth,
Keep watch over the door of my lips.
Sometimes I think it is a good thing to ask The LORD to put a guard over my mouth to stop me saying something wrong and then wishing that I had not said it. As Christians we must be very careful what we say to others so that we do not offend them because in doing so we offend God if we do not speak righteously. Today please God guard my mouth, the door of my lips and my speaking. Amen.
From book: ‘Drink from the Cup’ by J.M.R.Larman.
Why put a drawing of an old Roman Doorway on here…….well as you may know they were very very large for horses and carriages to go through.
The doorway of our heart is our mouth…..our tongue especially is the instrument that speaks.
Mostly as you can imagine our tongue is untamed.
So we need to tame our tongue, lets face it we can never do that on our own. The best idea is to ask The Lord to help us to speak in the way that He would prefer us to speak to others.
i.e. to encourage and not put them down.
But no, we have to have our say – whatever it may be with not a thought sometimes how it will affect the person we are talking to.
We should remember that: out of the Heart the Mouth speaks.
When we speak – people will often know what we are thinking in our heart. Our tongue is very unruly sometimes and it is good to pray now and then to ask God if He would put a guard over the door of our mouth.
I pray that God will tame my tongue and guard the door of my mouth how about you, would you like to do that?
* If you do – I pray that your tongue will Bless someone today *