If you’ve popped over from Internet Cafe, Welcome!  I’m so excited that you’re here.  I hope you stick around and read a few posts.  Word of caution — I tend to ramble on occasion… okay, more than occasionally, but I do love the Lord and I just adore sharing about what He’s doing in my life.  I also have a blast with my Internet girlfriends — I’d love to have you hang around a while!

It’s over — all the hustle, the bustle, and the “I don’t know how we’re going to get it all done and stay sane” mania that seems to hit us all (except for those super organized chicks that I’m never hanging around with because they make me waaaay too insecure!)

Today, I thought about what it means — the day following the birth of Jesus.  It was just another day to most, but to a few it was miraculous.  As Mary watched her baby sleeping she probably wondered just what the future held, but she was trusting in God to guide her.  

 I want to live my life just like that — trusting that the God who called me to Himself will guide me.

Today, I’m asking God to grant me the wisdom to live my life just this way — trusting in Him and looking to Him for guidance and grace (because I’ll stumble along this way I’m traveling).

And Jesus spoke about this and said ‘ask anything in My name and I will do it ‘ (John 14:14) — has a little bit of that Christmas gifts “what did ya get me” feel to it, doesn’t it?  But double check that part that reads “in My name” — that’s the holy and anointed name of Jesus.  Makes you think before you start asking for “things” doesn’t it?  This is asking in His name!  That we can even make these requests is mind-boggling. 

The very next verse is an eye-opener — “If you love Me, keep  My commandments” — that will take your breath, won’t it?  If you love me…. IF — what a huge, huge word that little two letter word can be.  “If you love me”  — I can hear myself right now, “of course I love you Lord.”  Then “keep my commandments.”  It’s simple. 

But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light. 1 Peter 2:9
We are all these and more — we are the children of God and we’ve been called into His marvelous light.  After this season of focusing on the ultimate gift of Christ, I want to spend the next year focusing on who I am in HIM!  Not about me, but about Him.  Not what I can do, but HE will do through me.  Not anything that I will accomplish, but He will chose to accomplish in me! 
 I want to live my life trusting in His path for me.  Lord, grant me this prayer. I want to trust you and be a living witness to what an awesome and amazing God you are and what a blast it is to serve you!
This is what I want to focus on this Christmas Day plus one.
May the Lord who was born into this world over 2000 years ago and walked on this earthc as fully man and fully God, may the Lord bless you in this season and beyond. 
Have a wonderful today and beyond!