The Reason For the Season ( by Fenny West)

The Reason For the Season

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He Descended from the Heights

to Lift Us from the Depths

He laid aside His majesty

To change our story.

 

He stooped down so low

To free us from the foe;

To lift us up from the dung.

Despite all our wrong.

He emptied Himself

To make us one with Himself.

He took our pain

To give us a gain

Took from the devil, the reins

That we with Him will reign.

 

 

He drained His life.

To fill us with life.

He clothe us with His garment

Like a Groom full of commitment.

He brought us into His parlour

Because of His favour.

He washed us with His blood

To remove the stains from sin-mud.

He made us us worthy of his embrace.

All because of His great, super-abundant grace.

He interceded for us

To justify us.

He made us accepted in the beloved.

Because of His great love.

He took our place on the cross

So to the Father we can cross.

Today, if you hear His Voice

Make Him your prime choice.

Because He is the reason

For the season.

 

The Reason For the Season ( by Fenny West)

The Reason For the Season

birth of Jesus2 birth of Jesus4 purpose jesus in Christ what have and are pray without ceasing

He Descended from the Heights

to Lift Us from the Depths

He laid aside His majesty

To change our story.

 

He stooped down so low

To free us from the foe;

To lift us up from the dung.

Despite all our wrong.

He emptied Himself

To make us one with Himself.

He took our pain

To give us a gain

Took from the devil, the reins

That we with Him will reign.

 

 

He drained His life.

To fill us with life.

He clothe us with His garment

Like a Groom full of commitment.

He brought us into His parlour

Because of His favour.

He washed us with His blood

To remove the stains from sin-mud.

He made us us worthy of his embrace.

All because of His great, super-abundant grace.

He interceded for us

To justify us.

He made us accepted in the beloved.

Because of His great love.

He took our place on the cross

So to the Father we can cross.

Today, if you hear His Voice

Make Him your prime choice.

Because He is the reason

For the season.

 

Those Who Run the Race of Grace ( by Fenny West)

Those Who Run the Race of Grace

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Those who run the Race of Grace
Will not run the Christmas rat-race
They will maintain their focus
Rather than give gifts, they give Jesus.

Those who run the race of Grace
In All they do Always seek His face
They ensure they within the Word
Even though they are in the world.

They know full well they are not of this world
They know that His word is His will and His will is His word
They know God’s good, acceptable and perfect will
That is their joy, pleasure, craving and even their fill.
14/12/13
©Fenny West

And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God. Rom12:2

14     I have given them Your word; and the world has hated them because they are not of the world, just as I am not of the world.

16They are not of the world, just as I am not of the world. John17:14,16

Do Not Love the World

15   Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.

16   For all that is in the world — the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life — is not of the Father but is of the world.

17   And the world is passing away, and the lust of it; but he who does the will of God abides forever.

1John2:15-17

 

 

Whereas I am all for using the  reason for the reason to point people to  Jesus and the cross and lead them to salvation, following the world to indulge in a season of greed, drunkenness, indebtedness is surely not our calling.
This is a time when people claim to celebrate the birth of Jesus and yet many would not want the ‘Birthday Boy’ into His party. Mention Jesus in most of the razzmatazz and you will be considered a party pooper.
I recall the story of Moody who was invited to a party and he asked them, ‘Can I bring my friend? And they asked him what is his name? He told them, Jesus.
The reply was, ‘I don’t think He would enjoy it.’
Moody politely told them,’ then I wouldn’t enjoy it either.’
What would Jesus do in this season? What is the priority on God’s agenda. If all we do is wine and dine then we have missed the mark, in my opinion.

Offer to take Jesus to most of the worldly celebrations and you would see the curious looks on most faces. That says it all. We are in this world but not of this world. We are called to be different. ‘Come out from among them.’ ‘You are in this world but not of the world.’

Mothers are Many

Mothers are Many

 

Mothers are many

But your type is few

Sacrificing always

Sunshine or dew.

 

Summer of winter

You are always there

And when I fear

Your comfort is there.

 

None can compare

None can take your place

I can find no where

Your warmth and grace.

 

 

 

 

 

 

©Fenny West2013

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Chicken Convoy

Chicken Convoy

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Chicken Convoy

En route slaughter house

Courtesy coming Christmas?

But the fowls are appealing

For a reprieve, stay of execution

Is there any lawyer there who can help?

Because time is running out.

©Fenny West2012

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The Three Wise Men

The Three wise men

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The Three wise men

Were led by the star

To the place of worship

And the place of fellowship.

There they gave gold, myrrh

And frankincense to the King-

King of kings and Lord of Lords.

 

Today may we also be led

Into His very presence;

into the Holy of holies-

Led by His Holy Spirit

And there to give our best

Crowning Him Lord of all

Enthroning Him on our hearts.

 

 

5     So they said to him, “In Bethlehem of Judea, for thus it is written by the prophet:

6     ‘ But you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, Are not the least among the rulers of Judah; For out of you shall come a Ruler Who will shepherd My people Israel.’

7     Then Herod, when he had secretly called the wise men, determined from them what time the star appeared.

8     And he sent them to Bethlehem and said, “Go and search carefully for the young Child, and when you have found Him, bring back word to me, that I may come and worship Him also.”

9     When they heard the king, they departed; and behold, the star which they had seen in the East went before them, till it came and stood over where the young Child was.

10   When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceedingly great joy.

11   And when they had come into the house, they saw the young Child with Mary His mother, and fell down and worshiped Him. And when they had opened their treasures, they presented gifts to Him: gold, frankincense, and myrrh.

12   Then, being divinely warned in a dream that they should not return to Herod, they departed for their own country another way.

Matt2:5-12

What do the presents of frankincense gold and myrrh represent?

The Kings brought gifts of Gold, Frankincense, and Myrrh.

-Gold represents purity and the Royal Crown and is a fitting gift for our King.
-Frankincense are the white bits from the gum resin of a tree that grows in Arabia, and was used to make special incense which was then burned in the Temple by the priests as a sweet-smelling offering to God, and reminds us that Jesus is both a priest and an offering to God on our behalf.
-Myrrh comes from a small bush in Arabia and it was used to make perfume and annointing oil. It was used by the Egyptians in their embalming fluids, and as a perfume it was used by many nations as part of preparing a body for burial.

 

Lev 2:2 And he shall bring it to Aaron’s sons the priests: and he shall take thereout his handful of the flour thereof, and of the oil thereof, with all the frankincense thereof; and the priest shall burn the memorial of it upon the altar, to be an offering made by fire, of a sweet savour unto the LORD:

http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_do_the_presents_of_frankincense_gold_and_myrrh_represent

 

 

Since gold represents His majesty and royalty and glory and His worth, may we remember the worth of our Saviour and exalt Him in our hearts and worship Him for who He is – Our Lord and Saviour and our God, as we remember His birth. May we keep ourselves pure even as He is pure because we are partakers of His holiness

May we also who have accepted Him as Lord and Saviour know that we  have been accepted in the beloved and have been made partakers of His royalty and purity.

May we carry ourselves as royalty and be His worthy ambassadors.

 

9     But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light;

10   who once were not a people but are now the people of God, who had not obtained mercy but now have obtained mercy. 1Pet2:9-10

 20 Now then, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were pleading through us: we implore you on Christ’s behalf, be reconciled to God.2Cor5:20

As Myrrh represents the material used for the embalming of His body, may it remind us of the sacrifice He made for us to give us New Life. Paul also reminds us that we have been crucified with Him and this life we live, we live by faith in the Son of God.

20        I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.Gal2:20.

We died with Him and were raised with Him. Eph2:6

  May the Frankincense remind us how His obedience- offering of Himself on the cross -was a sweet smelling fragrance to the nostrils of the Father. May we also be inspired to yield our lives in submission and obey the word of God so that our lives will ooze such sweet smelling fragrance to our Father in heaven.

©Fenny West2012

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