Hello! (I’m whispering!)

It’s been one tough week and I’m ordinarily supposed to be tired. I am tired physically, but my spirit is way up happy!  It’s been one challenge after the other. I can’t believe it. But I refuse to be weighed down. I am dumping all my cares at His feet and going my merry way. I know He has my back and everything works out for my good. Even the things that did me harm. I declare that God is using them all for my good.

It’s two weeks to Christmas! Have you done your shopping yet? Did you make some purchases for the underprivileged folk around you? Did you give to the needy? Did you make some donations to charity? This year is as good a time as any to give freely and out of a thankful heart. Don’t wait for something to happen before you do. And it doesn’t have to be a big thing. Do what comes easily to you and add a little something to it! We are blessed to be a blessing. And you may not think of yourself as a rich person, but it is out of what we have that we give. A gift is a gift, no matter how small.

And keep your joy level high at this period. Don’t sweat the small stuff. Everything is small stuff. I believe we will finish 2019 in a strong and fearless way. The new decade offers so much. We have a lot to be thankful for, both in the year that is ending and in the promises of the future, starting from this new decade. Our best years are still ahead.

So, lift up the hands that hang down and raise up the feet that are tired; let us run with patience the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus, the Author and the Finisher of our faith.

‘Tis the season to be jolly! Fa la la la la la la la la!!!

Even if you don’t feel like it, let your body move by sheer willpower, to dance and to skip for joy. The Saviour has come–One Who is our joy and our peace. He gives beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning and the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness.

He says, ‘Comfort, comfort my people. Speak tenderly to Jerusalem; and announce to her that her time of forced labour is over, her iniquity has been pardoned and she has received from the Lord’s hand, double for all her sins.’ Even if it wasn’t Christmas, this is enough reason to be joyful. Christmas is just the icing on the cake and it comes only once a year. Instead of carrying the burden of an unhappy Christmas for a whole year, before you can correct whatever went wrong and caused your sorrow; rejoice now. Shake away the blues and let your joy arise out of faith, that faithful is He who promised and He will also do it!

Let me leave you now to carry on your planning and preparations for Christmas. Let it meet you joyful and leave you more fulfilled and hopeful than ever!

Shalom!