Dreams and the Christmas story

AngelGabrielHow often in scripture does the quiet prompting of the Spirit come from within, in the form of a dream? How sensitive must the dreamers have been, to recognise the Spirit in their hearts.

In the Christmas story we see Joseph, (Mary’s intended husband) has a dream. Joseph is faced with a heart-breaking dilemma. His life is in turmoil because he loves Mary so much. Let us imagine for a few moments how welcome the angel’s message must have been to him!

How quickly he acts, allowing himself to follow his heart and not allowing his sense of legal obligation to rule.

Do I invite the Spirit to prompt me?

This Sunday completes the season of Advent where we await with Hope, Peace, Joy and Love, the second Coming of Jesus.

How ready am I to hear what the Spirit might suggest with any of these expectations in a busy world of conflicts?


Yet more modern proverbs

One book open on top of another

Prayer: Don’t give God instructions, just report for duty!

The task ahead of us is never as great as the Power behind us.

The Will of God never takes you to where the Grace of God will not protect you.

We don’t change the message, the message changes us.

You can tell how big a person is by what it takes to discourage them.

The best mathematical equation I have ever seen: – 1 cross + 3 nails = 4 given.

There is no greater treasure than a good friend!

“Love all, trust a few, do wrong to no-one.” (William Shakespeare.)

Don’t Walk In Front of Me,
I May Not Follow.
Don’t Walk Behind Me,
I May
Not Lead.
Walk beside me and be my friend.

Kindness and Courtesy are contagious as are Smiles.