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December 22, 2010

Tell the Story!

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Greetings, Dear Friends, and Very Merry Christmas to You!

Susie Larson here...

And to those visiting, I say welcome! I post every Wednesday and my sole purpose is to nourish your soul along the way. Each month I give away a $10.00 Starbucks gift card to someone who posts on my blog. So leave a comment, share a story or insight, and just maybe you'll win a jolt of java for you and a friend! 

As most of you know, I have a radio show,Live the Promise with Susie Larson The program now airs 6 days a week! Join us every weekday from 2:30-3:00 CST, and on Saturdays from noon to one, KTIS AM 900, on the Faith Radio Network, or listen online at: www.faith900.com We've had some amazing guests and some powerful dialogue. Hope you can join us!

Also, I want you to have the inside scoop. Be sure to check my Facebook page for a heads up on my weekly giveaways (that way you'll know when to call for a book you may want). I'll also post daily questions and may read your comments on the air.  

Now on to my topic...

I love Christmas time! God so loved us that He sent His only Son to earth to deliver us from our sin, from the enemy's plan to destroy us, and from our own destructive tendency to go our own way. Just this morning I read again in Psalm 139 that Jesus is so taken with you and me, that He notices when we sit down in a chair, and when we stand up again. Imagine that. You are always on His mind. He is ever and always paying attention to you! We can't even keep watch over our kids every second of the day, but the Lord God Almighty has every hair on our head accounted for. Love, love, love Him! 

So this Christmas season (I'm borrowing this from my Christmas message), I ask you to do 3 things as a remembrance of WHO God is and WHAT He has done (and is doing) in your life:

Tell A Story...

God has been faithful to you and me too many times to count this past year. Pause for a moment and recall some of the ways that He has been good to you; the ways has come through for you. Now tell someone about God's active involvement in your life. The Bible calls us to do just that; to pass on to others the stories of our God's never-ending love and faithfulness. And when you do share your story, share it with passion and purpose so that those listening will know in their hearts that you serve the One True God - the Lord of Heaven and Earth. Jesus Christ, the Savior of the world, is intimately involved in YOUR life. Amazing, no?

See Your Story...

God is moving in and all around you. Stop in your tracks and remember again that He is always good, always working, and intervening on your behalf. Embrace faith, accept His grace, and refuse worry. Reject the temptation to compare your story with someone else's, especially if you're walking through a chapter you don't particularly like at the moment. In the end, you'll LOVE your story. So trust Him now and earnestly look for God's fingerprints on your life. They're there. See your story with His love in mind (see Ps. 26:3). God is up to something good.

Embrace HIS Story...

The Christmas story is not just a quaint, cute story, it's CHRIST'S KINGDOM COME TO EARTH! It's not old news, it's NOW news, GOOD news, the best news of all! Embrace the idea that we now have access to His presence, claim to His promises, and the assurance of eternity with God! Hallelujah! Embrace His story because it involves you! You are a part of the bigger story and you've been placed on this earth for such a time as this. Walk in a manner worthy of your calling. Embrace the Good News because you are a part of God's message to a lost and dying world.

Have a blessed and very merry Christmas, my friend. I pray today's post encourages and blesses you!

~Until next week

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Dear 'Trinity',

I'm so glad you got a chance to listen to the Focus broadcast! They were such wonderful hosts! May God continue to fill you up and establish you in Him!

Blessings in Christ~

My father gave me a CD of your "Growing Grateful Kids" broadcast on Focus on the Family. Thank you so much for sharing your story! It was humbling and convicting.
What you say about resisting the spirit of entitlement is especially prevalent during Christmastime. Christmas should be a season of heightened awareness of God's great abundance- the incredible gift of His son. I think that a key to a peaceful Christmas is to ask God for a renewed sense of gratefulness. ( I wrote about your broadcast on my little bloggie at www.trinitywilbourn.blogspot.com) :)

You are right, Lorilee!

God is an ever present help in times of trouble and He's always up to something good! May you sense His loving provision for you and trust Him in this season of your life.
Blessings to you, sister!

Thanks so much susie for this great reminder. I so needed this today. In the midst of all the hustle and bustle I need to just be still and listen.
God is doing great things through you. God Bless you!

God is ever present! It is easy to look at the bad...we need to remember what God does for us! How very true and what an excellent reminder..
Our life is a story being unfolded and in His time all is perfect!

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