What I want for Christmas…Or Not

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Have you made your Christmas Wish List yet? You better hurry. You haven’t much time to drop hints to the Santas in your life. While watching the commercials on TV, many Christmas present possibilities are bombarding us right before our eyes; from a stuffed hippopotamus to a shiny red sports car, from fragrant perfume to manly musk, from Duluth’s Buck Naked Underwear to Victoria Secret Lingerie, from “two front teeth” to luscious gourmet chocolates, and there are Gift Cards for everything and every place imaginable. A Christmas Wish List may go on and on, if you take every TV commercial to heart with our desire to possess the bestess and latest stuff.

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As I was thinking of Christmas and all the hustle, bustle and hassle this “Holy Season” brings to people searching for the right gifts for others and wishing for the gifts they want for themselves, I remembered the Christmas list below. This prayer made a special impact on my soul when I heard it long ago. Somehow, it got lost in the shuffle of life. My prayer this Christmas and New Year is to again keep these profound truths close to my heart and live them out in my life by God’s grace.

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There is One Gift which can be easily forgotten at Christmas, and that Gift is what Christmas is all about.

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“Thanks be to God for His Inexpressible Gift!” [II Corinthians 9:15]

Wishing you a very MERRY CHRISTMAS and a PEACEFUL NEW YEAR!

“God bless us every one!

Lydia

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5 thoughts on “What I want for Christmas…Or Not

  1. Thank you for reminding us what the best gift of all is-Baby Jesus. Without His birth we would have nothing to look forward to for eternity. Merry Christmas to you, too.

  2. Hi Lydia, This is perfect. Thank you for sharing the Soldiers prayer.  That’s where I am, since God called me into Operation Christmas Child ( at the age of 67 years) He has been teaching me to trust Him for every thing…….finances, health, International trips, leadership skills and humbleness thru an ever growing prayer  life. Have a blessed Advent, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.  I’m sure you’ll save some time for partying!! Love and prayer my dear sister in Christ, Louise (Brown)

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  3. hi lydia, it seems like you are thriving these days. so liked the civil war prayer. it may of been written by stonewall jackson. the picture looks like him. wishing you a blessed and joyous christmas and all the best for 2017, fondly, dan

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  4. Lydia, Your post was perfect – only missed adding a quote after God bless us every one! Do you have the prayer written out somewhere? It is worth keeping close and reading often!! Fran

    On Wed, Dec 14, 2016 at 2:59 PM, lydslookonlife wrote:

    > lydiag81655 posted: ” Have you made your Christmas Wish List yet? You > better hurry. You haven’t much time to drop hints to the Santas in your > life. While watching the commercials on TV, many Christmas present > possibilities are bombarding us right before our eyes; from a st” >

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