Tuesday, December 21, 2010

#120 - Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!
At our Uncle's hanger for the Family Christmas party. 
Santa showed up so we decided to grab a picture with him. 
Doesn't my husband look handsome!!?! :-)
Good morning! I pray you are having a great day so far! Are you ready for Christmas? I would be very interested to know how YOU include Jesus in your Christmas traditions. Would you share in the comments? Now that we have Tyler Jr.... we have really been thinking about what we want our family tradition to be.... and the big question.... what are some fun, unique ways to make sure the emphasis of Christmas be on the birth of our Savior Jesus. Please share your traditions... maybe we will adopt them as ours too!
Proverbs 21:5 - The thoughts of the [steadily] diligent tend only to plenteousness, but everyone who is impatient and hasty hastens only to want. 
Proverbs 21:29 - A wicked man puts on the bold, unfeeling face [of guilt], but as for the upright, he considers, directs, and establishes his way [with the confidence of integrity].
I just have a few comments this morning. Both of these verses just really stood out to me. The power of diligence. There is a book out there called, The Slight Edge by Jeff Olson. It basically talks about the power in diligence. It would have to be the #1 book I read in 2010... and would probably rank in my Top 1-2 life-changing books I've ever read. It applies to everything in life and encompasses Proverbs 21:5. The thoughts of the steadily diligent tend only to plenteousness. I would anticipate that the steadily diligent also put action behind their thoughts. They make their thoughts a reality to progress forward in life. Because of their daily, steady diligence, they reap PLENTY. They reap abundance! That is my goal for 2011. To continue in steady diligence. To steadily progress in my walk with the Lord. To steadily progress in operating with a LISTENING ear to HIS Voice. To steadily progress in helping people, offering a business to them that can help change their finances. Offering an opportunity that can bring mommies home from work to be mommies! To steadily progress in filling a need in people's life with products that they can use, that they need & that can help them..... an ultimately change their life. Like the Nutrilite products have changed my life with my weight loss. I have lost and kept off 30-35 pounds!!! My goal is to be steadily diligent in helping people experience FREEDOM! Freedom in whatever area of life they need! Financial freedom. Freedom from the bondage of weight challenges. Spiritual freedom. Freedom in their relationships. My goal is to be steadily diligent in 2011 to HELP people! 

What is your goal for 2011? Have you been thinking about it? 

Then... check out verse 29. Wow! That is good stuff! The upright, he considers, directs and establishes his way with the confidence of integrity. Wow! That is powerful! The upright establish their way with the confidence of INTEGRITY! They know that they are going to be blessed, they know that God is going to work in their favor because of their integrity. They have CONFIDENCE in the blessings of the Lord because they walk in righteousness & integrity. That is good stuff! His way is established with the confidence of integrity! 

Well.... so much to think about as we enter into Christmas... a time of being thankful. A time of praising God for sending his son Jesus into this world. What a time to be joyful & thankful. I pray that as you are in this season... over the next few weeks you would really meditate on all the things that you have to be thankful for. That you even list them out, verbally or on paper and just tell God what all you are thankful for. Even the little things, a car that runs, heat, food, clothes. The blessings that your NEEDS are provided for! We live in such abundance and it is only God's desire to bring us into further abundance. The blessing of the Lord, IT maketh rich and He adds NO sorrow to it! (Proverbs 10:22) I pray that during this season, see where you can be a blessing. Whether it be just listening to a friend in a time of need, blessing a family with gifts or money, prayer for someone you know needs it, joy of a smile to a stranger. May Jesus shine through you this Christmas season and always. May YOU be the light of your world! May YOU be like the light on a hill to those around you. May they see Jesus in YOU today & this year! 

With that.... I am going to be signing off for 2010. I am going to enjoy this time and season with my family.... call it hibernating. Hibernating from posts, but NOT hibernating from my time with the Lord.  I look forward to diving into 2011 with you and the Word! Come back and visit then... bring your friends with you, your thoughts & comments. 

Praying blessings upon you and your family! Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

Tyler Jr wasn't a real fan of Santa Claus. 
I guess that's OK since Santa isn't the "REAL" 
reason for celebrating Christmas.
Yes... Tyler Jr did NOT want to sit on Santa's lap. 
LOL. So funny.  

Uncle Marvin & Aunt Val do things up right! 
They even had a couple bouncy's for me the kids to enjoy! 
So fun!
Merry Christmas! 


Teresa said...

Hi Amy...it is a blessing to read your post...praise God for the Grace to utilize diligence for His glory and for our pleasure to see the results of diligence is amazing.
You have a beautiful family from the Lord. I praise God for what you all reveal...Him!
God blesses us with His presence...the greatest gift revealed by the Holy Spirit of God.

In God's Insurmountable love,

Amy J. McCart said...

Thank you Teresa! God is definitely good! I'm so excited to see what is in store this year!

"The blessing of the Lord, IT maketh rich, and he adds no sorrow to it."

Bless you this year! I pray that you're continual pursuit of the Lord will reveal great things to you!

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