I hope this Christmas finds you well. This year has been hard.
I want you to know there is HOPE.
Honestly, there have been seasons, and many, that I could not see or feel that HOPE.
Recently, I was pouring over a prayer journal from two years ago. I was crying out to God over one of my loved ones. They were facing a fierce battle and there was NO hope in sight.
My words on the paper were:
I believe You will fight for them. I believe You will save them from this battle. I believe You will set them free from this. You are our only HOPE.
Every single page for about 4 months was filled with these words. It all seemed so bleak and hopeless.
God answered my prayers.
This loved is healed and healthy.
The battle they were facing was not physical, it was spiritual. Of the GREATEST proportions.
Honestly, I was not sure how it would turn out. I HOPED. I PRAYED. I read in God's Word about the battles of David, and Paul, and Joshua.....
His Word kept me breathing.
His Word kept me HOPEFUL.
His Word filled me when I did not have the breath to pray one more word.
This morning, as I was sipping my coffee from my Christmas mug, I thought of you, my SHINE readers.
Lord, how can I pray for them? How can I bless them?
One thing came to my mind...
The greatest gift that I could give is God's Word.
You have heard my stories. How God has changed me since the day I began reading it in 2012.
Desperately, I want the same for you.
Maybe you have many Bibles and do not need one more.
But, someone in your life does.
I am giving away three of the Daily Walk Bibles.
If I was Oprah, I would give one to all of you, and I wish I could!
Due to spam, I do not leave the comment section open. However, if you would like to enter to win one of these amazing Bibles, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
I will draw a name this Saturday.
Thank you for being a faithful friend and SHINE reader. You are prayed for and you are loved.
May Jesus fill your heart and home with His PEACE, LOVE, and JOY!
The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth. John 1:14