Monthly Archives: December 2012

13 Blessings –2013

The blessings that have been added to our heart and home still amaze me when I look into their eyes…

Only God could do all this.

Jeff and I are blessed with 2 daughters, their husbands and a sweet collection of children that make me smile…and sometimes cry.

The lessons we’ve all learned on this journey–the things we’ve heard from their lips, the insight into the heart of God…


Amazing blessings.

In thinking of 2013, I counted these blessings.
Sometimes I may have forgotten that these are blessings, as sometimes life gets a bit overwhelming…and sometimes people tend to not see a blessing ..instead they see a bother…

I recently looked back at the incredible joys of years past, and I saw such evidence of God—and yes, even in the trials and  heartaches, the hand of God was there….keeping us through every situation.

Added to the family this year was “Bubbie” the lamb.  We teasingly said we were giving him to April and David’s boys as a start on the Live Nativity for church next year…so you never know 😉

He’s a cute little lamb…and even though “Mary” didn’t come by the other morning, the little lamb did wander off … (hopefully not to follow anyone to school).

I’ve thought about those missing from our Christmas gatherings this year.  My dear friend Connie Haile spent her first Christmas in heaven, and through her passing, as we went to the house to support Courtney, Mike, Sunny and Jeremy, I met her spiritual mom, Mildred, and met her sister Becky and mother for the second time…and friendships were formed with other “Connie” girls.  Karen and Delores are other girls I’ve added to my “texting” buddy list. (HUGE BLESSINGS)

So even in her passing, she was doing the work of the LORD….bringing hearts with like faith together for strengthening!  As I looked back at the effects of Connie’s life on others–and how she pointed lives to Christ…I realized–that is exactly what I want to do–

Point hearts home.  To Jesus.  To the cross.

Without being able to do that…what would be our purpose?

So, with much prayer in the next few days I am seeking God for the changes and things He desires for 2013…how can I better serve Him?…

As I gear up to be more diligent at blogging…and shouting out to the world about Jesus Christ–through the world-wide-web, I would like to ask you to pray with us.

We desire to seek Him more, serve Him fully and follow Him wherever He leads.

If you don’t mind me asking….

Is God calling you to a specific change for 2013?  A specific place?  A new challenge?

Care to share?

© Angie Knight- The Knightly News


And This Shall Be A Sign Unto You…

IMG_1817You shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger…. (Luke 2:12)

If you know me well at all, you know I read road signs.  I read bumper stickers.  I read car tags.  I read billboards.  I read almost everything…

Sometimes, in reading signs, I have felt a nudge—sometimes, a billboard sign puts a period onto my morning devotion.

Like the morning I first noticed the United States Marines sign on I-10.

“Devoted to a Life of Honor”…..then on down the road, “Devoted to a Life of Courage”…. and “Devoted to a Life of Service”.

Those were signs not only for me—but for all. 

Not that we are called to a life in the U.S. Marine Corp, although that is an incredible privilege for those who are called and chosen for that life’s walk…but those signs were signs for us.  For Christians everywhere to remember exactly what we are called to do and be.

Devoted.

Honorable.

Courageous.

Servants.

On this Christmas Day, let us remember that HE, as King of Kings,  made a decision to be devoted to us….insomuch that HE chose…HE DELIBERATELY CHOSE to become ONE OF US. 

A servant to all. 

All who would RECEIVE HIM.

When you receive HIM, fully and without any reservations or hesitations…will find yourself changing daily—your walk will become one of honor, courage, servitude, and full devotion.  Your outward manner will reflect what is inside your heart.

My prayer for you today is that you will find yourself searching for HIM in all the dailyness of living.

I am so thankful for having been a part of your life in 2012.  I hope to continue to share and show Christ via clicked out words on this keyboard in 2013. 

If you would like to know more about receiving Christ into your heart and life, click on the button at the top of my page, “First Steps” and find out how you can know Jesus….fully.

 

© Angie Knight 2012.  The Knightly News.  All rights reserved.


And the Shepherds Were Watching…

The night was dark and cold as we stepped out of the truck in my mother’s neighbors yard.  Our breath hung in the air like a morning fog.

The sky was filled with stars as I looked up and  out across the fence in search of the little guy we came to claim.

Memories of many childhood rides home at Christmas time from Central Florida rushed back in a flash as I stood gazing at the stars–head thrown back–tears came.

It was a sky like this that I saw as a 6 or 7 year old child, looking out the car window.  Back then I wondered at the stars.

Which one was the announcing star?

Which bright light had the privilege of shouting to the world that the KING had come to earth?

I wondered at the life of that star.  Was it his special assignment?

I believe just like you and I were created to bring the message to the world–and bring God glory–so was that star created.

I believe that star may have started off a not-so-bright light.  And as time passed it began to change…until the night it was called upon to shine it’s BRIGHTEST!  The night HE was born.  The King of Kings….and LORD Of Lords.

With the shepherds watching…

Their normal–low pay grade job…. they did the same thing every night.  A quiet…almost routine night…except for that light in the sky that  began to shine brighter…and brighter…

A few “baa-aa’s” were heard throughout the little valley they were nestled in, then as the sheep began to sense the coming of the angel long before the shepherds saw him, the nightly harmonious sound of bleating picked up as the volume turned up.

And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.   And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.  And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.  For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.   And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.  Luke 2:8-12

As I stood there at the fence a few nights ago, watching the sheep, I wondered at that night afresh.

I always imagine the Shepherds to be star gazers and dreamers.  Fully expecting to see a shooting star–or rainbow tucked in among the clouds on a rainy sheep-watching day.

They were watching….

Let me pose this question to you….as we draw nearer to the curtain close of 2012, and the dawning of 2013…are we watching with expectancy?

What if we did?

© Angie Knight- The Knightly News


Do YOU Believe?

This is a favorite picture…
A road trip with a friend…
She is spending her very first Christmas with the One who IS CHRISTmas.
Even though many miss her–I hope–with all my heart that they grab on to the JOY within –and seek HIM.
I hope that they begin to BELIEVE GOD FOR IMPOSSIBLE things!!
HE IS ABLE…
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© Angie Knight- The Knightly News