Once upon a midnight clear, although it was a rainy Christmas Eve,
I asked the Lord, to hear my cry, and do have mercy please.
I had no money or gifts to give, and my spirit was quit down,
Then all of a sudden what did appear, was a thorn bush shaped in a crown.
I wiped my eyes and squinched real hard, cause my mind was playing tricks;
Then came a voice real sweet and clear, "For you I bore many licks"
I shook my head, said get a grip, a lump formed in my throat
Then He said, "For you I bleed, Danyelle get out of that boat!"
I said, "Lord I'm scared, I've been here too long, and I just think I'll sank."
He said, "Faith is better than a billion dollars, drafted from every bank.
I shook my head, breathe in some air, and closed my eyes real tight;
He said, "If you get out of the boat, have faith in me, I promise you'll be alright."
"Lord help me to believe, cause my strength is gone and I'm tired of being in this place,
I take two steps, get knocked down three, how will I ever finish this race?"
"Danyelle, it's not given to the swift or the strong, but to the child that shall endure;
Money's not the answer, trust in Me, and you will win for sure.
Just temporary set-backs to usher you through, as I pull you to,
If you never buy one single gift, just share what I've given you."
I thought real hard about the gifts I have, and the talents God has given to me,
I grabbed a pen and wrote this poem and said, "Lord this is the key."
Somebody's down, depressed, and stressed cause Christmas is a day away,
They had no money or gifts to give, and couldn't help feeling this way.
Listen friends, you must believe in what I'm trying to say,
The best gift you can give any day, is to fall on your knees and pray!
How do I know? It's Christ Birthday- and gifts I can't afford to give,
My gift goes like this, and if you get it, I promise that you will live.....
It started in a manger many years ago, Mary had a baby and the stars began to glow.
Wise men came brought gifts and stuff, but fled from Herold who would have put them in cuff.
The baby grew, in the temple too, and began to show that He was wise,
And John the Baptist preach, yes there is One, and when He came it was no surprise.
John baptized Him and said He's the One, And God confirmed, He's my only Son.
He preached, He taught, He healed, He freed, He raised dead folks, and He gave,
But it didn't stop the Romans soldiers from beating Him, like He was a Hebrew slave.
He marched, carried a cross, up Calvary's Hill and hung His head and died,
Mary said, "The Lord is Risen!",and the disciples thought that woman had lied.
Then He appeared, Thomas saw His hands, only then he could believe;
It was the same little baby, Jesus the Christ, that Mary did conceive.
He said I going to away to take My place, by My Father's side;
They stood there gazing so amazed, as He took His heavenly ride.
From beginning to the ending, His birth and His life, and even the day He died,
Was to reconcile, you back to His Father, so you could one day be by His side.
Now, that is the gift, I give to you and all you must do is believe,
Salvation is here, so near and so clear, On this fine Christmas Eve!
Have A Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year!
When you get tired of statisfying your flesh, and truly find out that your flesh is only statisfied for a moment and as soon as it dies down, your flesh desires more; try to awaken your spirit in order that you will be statisfied like never before.
Your spirit man is desiring and awaiting the moment when you recognize that once the spiritual you become satisfied, then all of you will be satisfied. I did not fully understand this until I sought truth. My truth was that I never wanted God's spirit to illuminate within me because I was not ready to live right. Nevertheless, I found myself getting pulled deeper and deeper in the desires of my flesh. And this was leading me into a pit that I couldn't seem to get out of. It was not until one day, I opened my front door and almost instantly, I saw a glimpse that caused me to lie down right there in the floor and cry out, "Lord, please renew my spirit so I can worship You in spirit and in truth." I admitted to God that I was filty and covered in the disease of flesh desires, and I told the Lord of all the things that I'd experienced in my flesh and past, that caused me to feel unworthy of His Love and the guidance of His Spirit. Then, I wailed before the Lord. I cried more that day than I had ever cried before. My house use to be so dark, because that's how my life was....DARK, then I started to desire to pull the curtains to let the light shine in. This is what was happening inside of me as well, but I had no words to explain that my spirit man was a light that shineth in darkness.
Now, I understand that God desires my true worship and as I worship Him in spirit and in truth, He renews my mind daily and keeps me from the transgressions that my flesh would wall captive to. So, this Christmas, find yourself a small corner and just lay before the Lord. Ask Him to allow His spirit within you to become the source of your every supply, ask Him to allow His spirit within you to order your steps continuously, and ask Him to cause your flesh to become totally subject to your spirit. For then and only then will you gain a spiritual transformation that will lead you into all truths!