Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Just For the Season or All Year Long???

Inviting the Savior Into Our Home
Yes, Jesus is the 'Reason for the Season', but shouldn't we remember Him all year?  Shouldn't He play an important role in our lives and in our families.  Do we invite God the Father and Jesus our Savior into our homes and strive to live the way they would want us to?  What gift could we give to them?  “The submission of one’s will is really the only uniquely personal thing we have to place on God’s altar. The many other things we ‘give,’ … are actually the things He has already given or loaned to us. However, when you and I finally submit ourselves, by letting our individual wills be swallowed up in God’s will, then we are really giving something to Him! It is the only possession which is truly ours to give!" - Neal A. Maxwell
(This beautiful picture hangs in a prominent place in our home)

14 comments:

Ginny said...

I couldn't have said it better! Everything we have is his already!

Joop Zand said...

Well done Karen.

Greetings, and i wish you and your family a lovely x-mas and a fantastic new year.

Joop

Barefoot from Heaven said...

Let Him be in your home and your heart my friend this christmas and in the whole new year that follows.

Happy holidays!!!
And by the way loooove this shot.
Gave me the shivers in a warm way.
Hugs D.

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Amen, Karen. Amen.

Ruth said...

Amen.Jesus is with us all year,praise God for that.
Blessings,Ruth

Sandra said...

the quote is 100 percent on target. the photo is the prettiest one i have seen. and i do so agree with you and your post.

Dawn said...

Great post....and thanks for the reminder of the true season reason.

Scott said...

Excellent!!!

Stacey Dawn said...

ALLLLL YEAR LONG!

Char said...

he is always my reason to celebrate

Chad said...

we're in the home stretch and you pull out an excellent post.Don't know how you are going to top it tomorrow,but will be anxious to see what you have.

darlin said...

Amen! However I find that this can be a challenge at times, I turn my will over but then my humanism shows up, call it the ego if you may, and I seem to think that I can do this on my own. Something happens to make me realize that I need to get down on my knees and try again. The ego is a rather interesting part of being a human I find, recognizing it takes life experience is my opinion. Whatever I choose to do, consciously or subconsciously at least I know that I'm in touch with God. Progress, always a work in progress.

Beautiful photo Karen, absolutely beautiful!

Rick said...

Ok Karen, I think I'm caught up again. Lost track of how much time I've been here reading your informative posts (esp. on lighting) and looking at all your wonderful photos. Always a pleasure.

Have a truly blessed Christmas, celebrating the real reason for it, and all the best in 2011 !

Linda said...

Merry Christmas Karen and thank you for this beautiful message about our Savior! It brings me peace and joy just reading it and your photo is beautiful... I love the soft light in it!! Thanks so much for your visits and lovely comments on my site! I enjoy your site very much....Peace , Linda