Mr. Christmas

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Mr. Christmas

With a chuckle in his tummy
And a smile upon his face,
He pulled them to his knee
‘Sat them gently into place.

He spoke to them of happiness
And joys too much to tell.
He laughed at wide-eyed innocence,
And voices clear as bells.

He spoke to them of coming
On a very special day,
And answered whispered questions like,
“You’re sure you know the way?”

That He loves little children,
For all it’s plain to see.
It is written in His Word,
“Let them come to Me.”

Maston E. Jackson
1992  © All Rights Reserved

Three Things You Can Do in Faith

“By faith Abraham obeyed when he was called to go out to the place which he would receive as an inheritance. And he went out, not knowing where he was going.  By faith he dwelt in the land of promise as in a foreign country, dwelling in tents with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise; for he waited for the city which has foundations, whose builder and maker is God.”       Hebrews 11:8-10  NKJV

You Can Obey Without Knowing All of the Details

  • It requires faith.

Many claim to have faith, but few live according to their claim.
“Faith is merely trust with its tennis shoes on.”   Maston Jackson

  • It requires surrender.

Surrender is not in our nature unless we are overwhelmed by superior force.
Even in the face of superior force, some refuse to surrender.  Pride seals their defeat.

  • It requires three-fold action.

1.  Admit that God is right.

2.  Embrace the adventure.

3. Move at and in God’s direction

“Why should God grant one more thing to men and women who know but refuse to obey His instructions?”

You Can Sit Tight Anywhere God Puts You

  • Abraham was not at home.

Home was Ur of the Chaldees; modern day Iraq.

  • He was viewed as a foreigner.

He moved to a new neighborhood where he knew no one.

  • He led his children and grandchildren to sit tight as well.

Only danger from family violence (Jacob, who fled to Haran but later returned) and famine caused Abraham’s extended family to leave the land for an extended period of time.

 You Can Wait As Long As It Takes

  • You may never see the results.

Walking in faith is the best use of life regardless of the other goals you may have.

Beware of embracing faith with personal gain in mind.
Avoid the “What’s in it for me?” trap.

  • Your children may never see the results.

Your faithfulness can become a beacon in their own journey of faith.

  • God will not only see the results but guide it and finish it.