We watched the movie The Nativity Story and again my heart was turned to the price that was paid when this little baby named Jesus, came into this world to save me from my sins. I think it is hard for me sometimes to really realize that there was a real baby Jesus. Maybe because I never saw Him born. I never saw Him die. Maybe? Watching the movie put it into perspective for me though. To think that Mary and Joseph had to make choices and had they not followed the instruction of the Lord, life would be very different for us all. I read His word and read that He was born and He "did die". I believe in faith that it is true. I want to continue this year to be one of His followers. I am so thankful for a husband, that is a leader in our home. He helps me to keep my heart close to the Lord, as He washes me in the Word. I am thankful for children who are like their parents, who find themselves as sinners and yet have the freedom to come for forgiveness from the ONE who knew no sin and can be forgiven. All because God chose a momma who would choose to have her baby, named Jesus. I am so thankful on this first day of the year. My prayer is that God would take our family this year and that we would be brave to tell the good news of the special little baby long long ago, who came to change the world forever.
I am going to keep this up until Easter. I will remind my grandchildren of the baby who came for them, if they would only believe.
Romans 10 9-13 That if you confess with your mouth, "Jesus is Lord," and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved. As the Scripture says, "Anyone who trusts in Him will never be put to shame."For there is no difference between Jew and Gentile—the same Lord is Lord of all and richly blesses all who call on him, for, "Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved."
Just for fun
Here is our New Year Granola Recipe. Enjoy!
My honey bought me this little roaster for our granola recipe. I think it is just the cutest!
I sure will enjoy using it when I have to make granola.
I like to gather everything that I am going to use before I start.
10 cups old fashioned oats
1 cup whole wheat flour
2 cups shredded coconut
2 cup slivered almonds
1 cup sesame seeds
1 cup flax seeds
1 cup salted sunflower seeds
1-2 cups cranberries
Add all the ingredients except brown sugar and cranberries to the roaster.
In a small saucepan cook ingredients below on low, until the butter melts.
3/4 cup water
1 1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup butter
2 tea. vanilla
Pour liquid mixture over all the dry ingredients.
Bake at 325˚ for an hour and a half. Check every 20 minutes.
Add cranberries or raisins after it has been cooked.
Let it cool before putting it into a container.
My honey is happy. He is all set!
This would make a wonderful gift for anyone to bring in the New Year.
I am so thankful for all of you!