Keeping Christmas Alive

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As I prepare to pack away “Christmas” for another year, I just wanted to share a few thoughts with you to carry into this New Year.

Now that the hustle and bustle of the season wanes and we can invest in time for just a breather to stop and contemplate. Before we dismantle the tree and the decor, and throw out the empty boxes, the torn up wrapping paper, and quickly glance once more at the soon to be discarded greeting cards, carefully pack away our nativity creches with the Babe in the manger; let’s  be careful that we don’t  also pack away the spiritual sentiments of the season, the reason for His advent!

What was the reason for His birth? None other than to restore our broken fellowship with God that we may once again have the fellowship with God just as Adam and Eve did back in the Garden before the fall. A precious time of intimacy and devotion that may continue throughout the year to come, that the spiritual sentiments of Christmas may stay alive in our hearts.

As the clock ticked away the countdown to the New year may this now be the top of your New Year’s resolutions to go deeper with God as you “Develop a Secret History with God” that will stand the test of time no matter what the New Year may hold, committing it to His sovereignty and trusting His heart and love towards you. I believe my book “Developing a Secret History with God” will not only inspire and encourage you in this resolution but will also give you simple steps on your journey. It will revolutionize your quiet time with God.

He is still calling you as He did back in the Garden of Eden “Child, where are you?” He already knows where you are at BUT He wants you to be seeking Him. He already knows your heart BUT He wants you to know His heart! God not only wants to hear from you He wants you to hear His voice. God bless you as you determine in your heart to press on into His presence.

What better time than today, the beginning of a brand New Year, to make a resolution that will impact not only this coming year but your whole life, more than any other resolutions you could make. Truly it will not only change 2018, it will change the rest of your life. I am not saying it will be a year without trials but it will be a year of your faith growing and still standing strong deeply rooted regardless of the winds that may blow over your life.

Have a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year! Walk with the King and be a blessing  as you determine this year to go deeper and press on into His presence.

 

The book “Developing a Secret History with God” is available from

Amazon/ Barnes & Noble/ Kindle/ Nook/ ITunes, Lulu and a bookstore near you.

Available in English or French

 

Book Review

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BOOK REVIEW FROM REV. PATTI MARIANO OF PARKWAY ASSEMBLY, NORWALK  CT.

Do you have a desire to build a closer relationship with God but it’s just not happening?

Do you long to hear His Voice speak to you but it doesn’t?

Do you try to seek His Face in that quiet “secret place” but the cares of this world keep interrupting?

Perhaps there is a small part of your heart where weeds have disrupted the roots. It happens to all of us, and until we discover just what is keeping us from our Father, we face frustrations.

Maggie Bass has found a direct road to the throne room and she shares this in her book “DEVELOPING A SECRET HISTORY WITH GOD”.

It is a rich and inspiring journey to an intimate relationship with the Savior. A “great read” to get you started on deepening and strengthening your own roots. While reading of Maggie’s incredible journey, you will want to take an honest look into your own life and determine how you can start your own “SECRET HISTORY”!

Rev. Patti Mariano

This Book and accompanying Study Guide will revolutionize your quiet time with God. Available now at Amazon/ Barnes & Noble/ Walmart/Kindle Nook / Ibooks/ Lulu/ Rhema Publications/ Cl France or a bookstore near you.

Or you can order the book directly from me today and receive a personal signed copy. Thank you for your support of my ministry. Walk with the King and be a blessing! e-mail maggiebass@epix.net or message me on Facebook

 

The French TV show called Mission Lady with Margaret Mearns Bass

 

Study Guide “Developing a Secret History with God”

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My inspiring book “Developing a Secret History with God” reveals truth regarding an intimate relationship with Christ. Now we have an accompanying Study Guide that will help apply these truths to our lives by learning to:

  • Overcome the struggles that rob us of intimacy with God
  • Remove the mystery of hearing God
  • Develop a listening ear
  • Maintain our spiritual root structure.

The Study Guide for “Developing a Secret History with God” will not only inspire you and equip you to “Develop your own Secret History with God” by removing the mystery about hearing God, but will also give you practical tips to help you on your journey into His Presence, giving you the opportunity to put all you have learned into practice.

CHALLENGE: What better time than the New Year to consider the following :-

Are you willing this year to make a commitment between you and God to daily go down to the Potter’s house where you will hear His voice?

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Yes, I will arise, and go down to the Potter’s house, and there He will cause me to hear His words. (Jeremiah 18:2).

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The Study Guide is suitable for individual or group study

WALK WITH THE KING AND BE A BLESSING

Book and Study Guide available on Amazon/ Barnes&Noble/ Lulu/ itunes/ Kindle/ Nook/http wwwclfrance.com/ Rhema Publication or a bookstore near you.

Languages: English/ French

The Secret of Contentment

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        Never let the things you want make you forget the things you have.

Dear Child,

It is right and good to give thanks, for My mercy endures forever. Through all circumstances My grace and mercy are available.

A thankful heart is an appreciative heart, and an appreciative heart is a soft heart, which I can work with and mold, but an ungrateful heart becomes hard and cold.

With appreciation comes contentment. Godliness and contentment are great gain.

So fulfill My will for you today by being be thankful and you will be contented.

                                                           Thus saith Papa

1Tim 6:6-8  But godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out. And having food and raiment let us be therewith content. 

Phil. 4:11 for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content.

Heb.13:5  Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. 

There are many things that money will buy but not contentment!

Money will buy:-

A bed BUT not sleep

Books BUT not brains

Food BUT not an appetite

Finery BUT not beauty

A house BUT not a home

Medicine BUT not health

Luxuries BUT not culture

Amusement BUT not happiness

A crucifix BUT not a savior

A church pew BUT not heaven.   

Remember:-

Haman had a great court position yet not content!

Ahab was on a throne yet not content!

Adam was in paradise yet not content!

Angels were in heaven yet not content!

Lucifer was the highest of the angels yet not content!

CHALLENGE: Don’t try to keep up with the “Jones” for contentment is not having what you want but rather wanting what you have!

Contentment comes not so much from great wealth but from few wants for he who is contented is rich.