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Happy Advent !!!!!!!

Thank you for your interest in my website I’m sorry to say there will be no new devotions this year but feel free to reuse some of the ones from past years. You will find them on the right hand side of the site.All the other information you love on the site is there ready for you to use as well. Please Check back next year for new devotions.

May God Bless you this Advent Season and through out the New Year.
MERRY CHRISTMAS

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Sunday, November 24th, 2013 | Author:

Hi All

It’s almost Christmas again and even closer to my favourite time of the year: Advent. I love Advent!!!!! Advent is the four Sundays before Christmas so this year it starts December 1. It’s a time to prepare for the coming King.

In this age of materialism we sometime lose focus of what Christmas is all about. Advent is a way of keeping focused on God during the hustle and bustle of the season. It is a time to stop and refocus on God between shopping sprees, dinner parties, recitals, Christmas pageants and anything else that fills your schedule this season. None of these things are bad they just fill up our time, and the real reason for the season – celebrating Jesus birth – gets squished out. My gift to you this Christmas is my website that I hope will help you keep focused on Christ for Christmas. You will find it at www.intogodslight.com. I have sent this to you a week before Advent so you can make yourself an Advent wreath before it starts if want one and don’t have one yet. The instructions are on the site. It uses candles to count off the weeks until Christmas. A explanation for its symbolism is under “What is Advent?” on the site

I have put on the website a number of things that I think will help you. The first is that I made up a set of devotions for this year and have placed them on the site (with the help of my sister and her children Thanks so much!!!), so that each day of Advent there will be a new one. If you are anything like me you will forget to look at it daily so there is a place on the right side of the site where you can subscribe to them. You just put in your email address and each day they get emailed to you so it’s harder to forget. Your email address will not be sold to anyone so you will not get extra spam or anything by doing this.

If you look at the devotions (They will not appear until December 1) and decide it’s not the right topic for you and your family this year that is ok I have placed the devotions from past year on the site under Devotions and you can chose a different set. I am aware that Advent ends Christmas Eve But I have made all my sets of devotions 28 days long so any set can be used any year. But that is not all.

I have also included enough Christmas stories and poems for you to read one of each, each day of Advent. And one of my favourite parts of the site is a set of services for Christmas Day and Christmas Eve that you can do with friends and family or on your own. But don’t wait for Christmas to check them out there are a few preparation you have to make in advance so I would check them out now so you can prepare for them.

Just to help you in this busy season I have also included some recipes including a plan for Christmas dinner with a shopping list and time line and a Holiday control journal to keep you organized and stress free
I hope this Website will be helpful to you, feel free to let me know what you think at Lynda@intogodslight.com

I pray that you will have a Merry Christmas; a Happy Christ focused and stress free Advent, and a Blessed New Year
May God Bless you all

Lynda

PS Please feel free to pass this on to anyone you think would enjoy this Website thanks

Sunday, November 25th, 2012 | Author:

Hi All
It’s almost Christmas again and even closer to my favourite time of the year Advent. I love Advent!!!!! Advent is the four Sundays before Christmas so this year it starts December 2. It’s a time to prepare for the coming King. In this age of materialism we sometime lose focus on what Christmas is all about. Advent is a way of keeping focused on God during the hustle and bustle of the season. It is a time to stop and refocus on God between shopping sprees, dinner parties, recitals, Christmas pageants and anything else that fills your schedule this season. None of these things are bad they just fill up our time and the real reason for the season, celebrating Jesus birth. gets squished out. My gift to you this Christmas is my website that I hope will help you keep focused on Christ for Christmas. You will find it at www.intogodslight.com. I have sent this to you a week before Advent so you can make yourself an Advent wreath to before it starts if want one and don’t have one yet. The instructions are on the site. It uses candles to count off the weeks until Christmas. A explanation for its symbolism is under “What is Advent?” on the site
I have put on the website a number of things that I think will help you. The first is that I made up a set of devotions for this year and have placed them on the site (with the help of my sister and her children Thanks so much!!!), so that each day of Advent there will be a new one. If you are anything like me you will forget to look at it daily so there is a place on the right side of the site where you can subscribe to them. You just put in your email address and each day they get emailed to you so it’s harder to forget. Your email address will not be sold to anyone so you will not get extra spam or anything by doing this. If you look at the devotions (They will not appear until December 2) and decide it’s not the right topic for you and your family this year that is ok I have placed the devotions from past year on the site under Devotions and you can chose a different set. I am aware that Advent ends Christmas Eve But I have made all my sets of devotions 28 days long so any set can be used any year. But that is not all.
I have also included enough Christmas stories and poems for you to read one of each, each day of Advent. And one of my favourite parts of the site is a set of services for Christmas Day and a Christmas Eve that you can do with friends and family or on your own. But don’t wait for Christmas to check them out there are a few preparation you have to make in advance so I would check them out now so you can prepare for them.
Just to help you in this busy season I have also included some recipes including a plan for Christmas dinner with a shopping list and time line and a Holiday control journal to keep you organized and stress free
I hope this Website will be helpful to you, feel free to let me know what you think atLynda@intogodslight.com
I pray that you will have a Merry Christmas; a Happy Christ focused and stress free Advent, and a Blessed New Year
May God Bless you all
Lynda
PS Please feel free to pass this on to anyone you think would enjoy this Website thanks

Sunday, December 25th, 2011 | Author:

Hi all! There is no devotion for today because Advent ends on Christmas Eve.  Any of you who follow this site will know that there has always been a devotion on Christmas Day and sometime they even continue afterwards but that is because I do 4 full weeks of devotions so that they can be used any year. This year the 4 weeks end on Christmas Eve.  If you are disappointed to see that there is no devotion today do not let it be so. There is a Christmas Day service on the site that you can use to replace it.

I pray that God will bless you and your family this year. May you continue to unwrap God’s Gift of Love and all its blessing until we meet again.

Take care and thank you for taking the time to read this site.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Lynda

Saturday, December 24th, 2011 | Author:

 

5 Then a voice came from the throne, saying:

“Praise our God,
all you his servants,
you who fear him,
both great and small!”

6 Then I heard what sounded like a great multitude, like the roar of rushing waters and like loud peals of thunder, shouting:

“Hallelujah!
For our Lord God Almighty reigns.
7 Let us rejoice and be glad
and give him glory!
For the wedding of the Lamb has come,
and his bride has made herself ready.
8 Fine linen, bright and clean,
was given her to wear.”

(Fine linen stands for the righteous acts of God’s holy people.)  (Revelation 19:5-10)

Thought:

Another thing we get to do is PRAISE GOD!!!! We will get to tell God how amazing He is and thank Him for all He has done for us all day long. We will live in a world of praise overwhelmed with our love for God instead of being overwhelmed with work problems hurts and tears.  The praise will just bubble out of us a response to all that God is, and all He has done for us, and all He has given us.  But (I love this word) you don’t have to wait to praise Him this Christmas think of all the wonderful gifts you have received from God already and Praise Him for them and all He has done for you and all that He is to You.  God is so good don’t wait until you get to heaven to praise, Him praise Him now.

May God bless you all this New Year!!

Friday, December 23rd, 2011 | Author:

“Be dressed ready for service and keep your lamps burning,  like servants waiting for their master to return from a wedding banquet, so that when he comes and knocks they can immediately open the door for him. It will be good for those servants whose master finds them watching when he comes. Truly I tell you, he will dress himself to serve, will have them recline at the table and will come and wait on them. (Luke 12:35-37 NIV)

Thought:

Wow!!! Ok, I get that we will serve God in Heaven because He is God and we are us, but did you know that in Heaven God will also serve us? We need to do what we have to do to get there. We need to be prepare to go to Heaven, by accepting God Gift of Love and watching in anticipation of Christ’s return to bring us to heaven. But once there, not only will we serve God, but He will serve us. WOW!!!!  This Christmas let us serve others  as if we were serving God and remembering as we get frustrated that we are doing all the serving that one day The God of the universe will serve us as we sit back and relax. Thank you God!!!!

Thursday, December 22nd, 2011 | Author:

“Then I heard a voice from heaven say, “Write this: Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on.” “Yes,” says the Spirit, “they will rest from their labor, for their deeds will follow them.”” (Revelation 14:13)
Thought:

Are you tired of your job are there other things you would prefer to do well look at this verse.  When we get to Heaven there will be no more labour.  Labour was something that came into this world with sin (Genesis 3:17-19) and because sin is not in heaven there will be no labour.  Now we will be Priests there (1 Peter 2:9), so we will doing service with God (Revelation 1:5) but the toil and hard work just to get what we need to live will be gone along with the sin.  What an honour it will be to serve God and see in His eyes His pleasure in what we have done. This Christmas as we feel overwhelmed by all the work we have to do let’s remember that in Heaven there will be no labour just service to the God who has blessed us beyond imagination. Thank You God!!!!

Wednesday, December 21st, 2011 | Author:

‘He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death’ or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.”(Revelation 21:4)

Thought:

This world is a hard place to live. Everywhere you look there is pain.  There is sickness death, crime, war, hunger, loneliness, exhaustion, stress, people are lost and overwhelmed by life. I see so many tears that it breaks my heart even when it’s not me going through it. But (love that word), when we get to heaven all that is over.  Sin will be gone so all this stuff is gone to.  There will be no more tears.  Thank You God!!!!

Tuesday, December 20th, 2011 | Author:

“Nothing impure will ever enter it, nor will anyone who does what is shameful or deceitful, but only those whose names are written in the Lamb’s book of life.” (Revelation 21:27)

He said to me: “It is done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. To the thirsty I will give water without cost from the spring of the water of life. Those who are victorious will inherit all this, and I will be their God and they will be my children. But the cowardly, the unbelieving, the vile, the murderers, the sexually immoral, those who practice magic arts, the idolaters and all liars—they will be consigned to the fiery lake of burning sulfur. This is the second death.”” (Revelation 21:6-8)

Thought:

There is no sin in heaven.  All the horrible things that happen here on this earth because of sin will be gone.  We have all made mistakes, we have all sinned, does that mean none of us can go to heaven? No, we all can go if we accept God’s Gift of Love because then our sins are removed and we are righteous again, because our sin was placed on Jesus.  So yes, there will be no sin in Heaven, but as Christians, we are no longer sinners but a new creation (2 Corinthians 5:17) We are free to go because we have no sin.  Those who have not accepted God’s gift will not go because they are still in sin.  God, please help people to see Your gift  this Christmas as they see the Nativity scenes and listen to the Carols and let them understand Your gift so many more  can go to heaven.

Monday, December 19th, 2011 | Author:

 

“My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you?  And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am.” (John 14:2-3 NIV)

Thought:

There is room for you. There is room for all of us.  Isn’t that exciting? We can all go it Heaven, it will not fill up. You have a place prepared just for you by Jesus for you to  spend eternity with God, and what a place it will be. God spent 6 days creating this world and you can see how beautiful it is.  He has spent about 2000 years preparing Heaven and the new earth for us! WOW!!! It will be beyond anything I could even imagine.  And this amazing place is where I get to live with God forever.  I am so excited to go. (Revelation 21:10-26)