So often I have joined groups singing, believing and doing;
🎼”Reach out and touch the Lord
As He goes by
You will find He’s not too busy
to hear your heart’s cry. ♥️
He’s passing by this moment
Your needs He will supply
Reach out and touch the Lord as He goes by.”
“If your heart is sad and lonely,
There’s no peace anywhere
There’s no one left to comfort
No one left who seems to care
Oh just cast your cares on Jesus
On His strong arms just rely
Just reach out and touch the Lord as He goes by“…
As we pause to celebrate the greatest of miracles, the Virgin Birth, the Birth of Jesus Christ of Nazareth…are we acting out of divinity by being His answer to those that sing this hymn in prayer and expect results?
May you use those gifts that you have received, and pass on the love that has been given to you...”It is there for each and every one of us” (Teresa of Ávila).
“Our Father, which art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven...”
Merry Christmas as you show and share Christ to all. Just as Elijah had to strain his ears to hear the still small voice of God, let us to do likewise as we Reach Out!
8 thoughts on “Merry Christmas”
Elijah Raises the Widow’s Son
I King 17:21 “Then he stretched himself out over the child three times and cried out to the LORD, “O LORD my God, please let this boy’s life return to him!” 22) And the LORD listened to the voice of Elijah, and the child’s life returned to him, and he lived. 23) Then Elijah took the child, brought him down from the upper room into the house, and gave him to his mother. “Look, your son is alive,” Elijah declared.…”
“are we acting out of divinity “…” I keep reading this over and over, Sara. I don’t think I have ever heard those words before and they are very profound. And then reading those words connected to the rest of your statement, “…by being His answer to those that sing this hymn in prayer and expect results?” …and tying it to your quote by Teresa of Ávila, “May you use those gifts that you have received, and pass on the love that has been given to you…”It is there for each and every one of us”.
If my understanding is correct, it seems that you can have gifts from God but not use them as “acting out of divinity”….maybe they are used but at the wrong time, or for the wrong person or for the wrong motive. “Out of divinity” must be that you are a willing vessel with a gift God has given and He uses it when, how and to whom He wants exactly….and then it achieves His divine purpose. Just my thoughts.
Debi, sounds like you are using your Christmas time reflective moments to travel from Bethlehem to Golgatha. A manager in a stable to a hill called “The Skull”.
I have understood herein lies Christmas, Easter, Jesus in me, and possibility of, ‘the divinity in action.’
In reading your thoughts it reminds me of my football team, The Redskins, they were in the running for the playoffs which could have led to the Super Bowl. But, they were knocked out by penalties/motives/actions and results.
Thank you Sara…your explanation and example makes ‘divinity in action’ clearer.
Rena Oynes writes;
Reach out and touch the Lord…
As He goes by……
He’s passing by this moment
Your needs He will supply
Reach out and touch the Lord as He goes by.
One of the many of the Reach Out stories I’ve enjoyed in the Bible is one found in Acts 3 where a lame man was carried to the temple gate called Beautiful. He would again reach out to people for money another day as people passed him by.
Along came Peter and John. Peter said “silver and gold I do not have. …….(In our minds eye, we can see his face drop again knowing one more person was going to pass him by. Many people in his life had passed him by so once again his reach produced nothing.). Peter however continued “in the name of Jesus Christ of
Christ of Nazareth walk. Taking him by the right hand, he helped him up, and instantly the mans feet and ankles became strong. He jumped to his feet and the man’s feet and ankles became strong. Then he went with them into the temple courts, walking and jumping, and praising the Lord.” NIV Acts 3: 6 – 10
This story also reminds me that God will never leave me or forsake me. Hebrews 13: 5-6.
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Rena, Love this Bibical account of ‘reaching out and touching.’ It’s such high voltage that for years from child to adult we have -played on instruments, bellowed out the words and danced to the hope that we to can be and we have been touched by the One we reached out to as He passed by. .
As I have been focusing on my Christmas thought , “Divinity in Action,” it’s been easy to stay focused for me mainly because of lights everywhere. The sparkle in the night, twinkle in the managers, lights flood the stages in colors array as singers, musicians act out the birth of a King. Yet, only a few days later we are very quickly watching the lights fade away as they are wrapped and stored for another year until season of the story of a King comes again.
Matthew 5:14 records the words of the King of Light, “we are the light of the world.” I don’t want to be boxed away for another season when the Divinity from the Virgin Birth made it clear as the brightest Light ever to shine when we invite divinity into our hearts we are light. I need to battery up, charge up, switch up, give care for my power giving grow light to nurture one person at a time, helping those I meet to believe that they too can glow/grow from the Light of the divinity from the Christmas story. They matter and they are loved by God. And, yes, they can be beacons of hope, love, mercy, grace and light fame goes on and on. ❤️
Sara, as you have been writing on light, it made me want to go back and review your book, “The Four Bees, Finding Your Spiritual Gifts”… (chapters on :”Writing Power, Speaking Power, Doing Power, Staying Power”). You wrote extensively on light, especially in the chapter, “Saying Power” and how “Sound Makes Light”.
Your comment above, “I don’t want to be boxed away for another season ” related well I thought to this from your “Bee” book: “Start today, make sounds and speak your gifts into full view.”
And just as in the 2019 blog above where Msgr. Lloyd Torgerson shared how he had come to know himself, you encouraged us in your Bee book to find our authentic selves by speaking…”And when you search and find your authentic self in your writings, you will add flood lights to your Power Structure by speaking your passions into light. Your authentic self into view…”
My thoughts… seems to me your words (sounds) make lots of light.