Let’s keep on thanking God for His blessings, and be encouraged that no pandemic will ever prevail against His love. Know that it is His love that keeps us, sustains us, and will see us through this critical time. Hold on. Don’t give up. Stay in His Word and live in gratitude; God hasn’t played all His hand yet. Keep looking to Jesus!
“The law of the LORD is perfect, reviving the soul; the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple” (Psa. 19:7ESV).
“Oh, taste and see that the LORD is good! Blessed is the man who takes refuge in him!” (Psalm 34:8 ESV).
“Give thanks to the God of heaven, for his steadfast love endures forever” (Psalm 136:26 ESV).
I love sharing about Jesus. What about You? I hope this doesn’t read like I’m preaching to the choir. I simply hope to encourage you to redeem the time, while you still can. I’m so thankful I can still witness for Him, about Him, to others on this platform and other forms of social media, despite the pandemic and social distancing. Let me be clear, to witness about Jesus on social media is not saying those who do so think they are more “Holier Than Thou”. Surely those of us who know Jesus as our Personal Savior are fully aware we all have sinned and come short of the glory of God; and it is by His grace that we are saved, and not we ourselves.
If there was ever a time for Christians to keep on witnessing for the Lord, it is now. The pandemic is no excuse not to do so. Being home is no excuse. Being socially distance is no excuse. There is no excuse to use what’s in our hearts and at our fingertips to encourage others toward Salvation in Christ. He is the answer for the world today. Yet, if you haven’t used social media as an opportunity to share the Good News of Jesus, I pray you’ll join the many who do to make the most of this time.
Think about it, we share pictures of our gains, losses, love ones, ourselves, our thoughts, even our accomplishments. Or just a pretty picture or two :)! And many times we get positive feedback (Any yes, we do appreciate reading positive affirmations from others, don’t we?). But have you noticed we often get more ‘Likes’ about ourselves than about Jesus? This shouldn’t be so, but it happens. Yet, I am mindful, this is ‘social media’ and not ‘spiritual media’. But I encourage you to make the most of this time and use social media as a platform to also share Christ. Keep on posting about Him. Someone will click on sooner or later, even if it’s just “one”. Don’t get discouraged. Just remember Jesus is always concerned about that “one”. So should we. I pray we redeem the time.
“For whoever is ashamed of me and of my words, of him will the Son of Man be ashamed when he comes in his glory and the glory of the Father and of the holy angels” (Luke 9:26 ESV).
“Making the best use of the time, because the days are evil” (Ephesians 5:16 ESV).
I will keep on thanking God that I can be a witness for Him on several platforms. Dear Lord, I thank you that since it’s needful to socially distance myself from people, and it’s not advisable to go from door to door, I can still use my ‘platform to inform’ others that there is Salvation in Jesus. Who knows, Lord, just maybe from this page someone might get saved, in Jesus name, amen. By Hertistine Washington/keeponthanking.com.
“The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases; his mercies never end; they are new every morning: great is your faithfulness” (Lamentations 3:22-23 ESV)
“Where shall I go from your Spirit? Or where shall I flee from your presence? If I ascend to heaven, you are there! If I make my bed in sheol, you are there! if I take the wings of the morning and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea, even there your hand shall lead me, and your right hand shall hold me” ( Psalm 139:7-9 ESV)
As 2020 has finally come to an end, I just wanna testify to you, my friend. I’m praising God for seeing 2021, which confirms, with me, He is not done. Thankful for His mercy and grace to me, despite my sometimes foolery. Through the pandemic, political chaos, mental strain, economic uncertainty, and civil unrest, I still thank Him for giving me His best.
I thank Him for the prayers received and the care given when my mind, body, and spirit needed healing. I thank Him for always being there and never leaving me alone, even though the CDC still encourages me to stay at home. I thank Him for helping me to stay on my knees, as He continues to supply all my needs.
Yes, 2020 is over and done, but not without leaving some residue for 2021. But… I hope you don’t worry, nor get in a hurry. For this I know and hope you do too, if you are still here, it’s cause God has kept you. And be assured, He’s gonna see us through!
“When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; when you walk through fire you shall not be burned, and the flames shall not consume you” (Isaiah 43:2 ESV).
I will keep on thanking God for bringing me through. Dear Lord, I thank you that You are a constant keeper, helper, healer, provider, protector and friend, in Jesus name amen. By Hertistine Washington/keeponthanking.com
What makes Christmas merry? One who does not know the very essence of this great holiday may wonder what makes Christmas so merry, and why? Especially, with all the pain and losses this year, they may think, how can anyone fine merriment in the Christmas season? So… what is it that makes Christmas merry? Why is it said “Merry Christmas?” For me and many others, Christmas is merry because of “The Gift” given and “The Gift” received in the person and embodiment of Jesus Christ. In His miraculous birth we celebrate the outpouring of God’s saving love and Salvation for humanity. He was born a Savior to save people from their sins. Knowing this produces great JOY on the inside and out to those who have accepted Him as Savior. That being said, Christians JOY in Jesus’s birth no matter what is going on in the world today.
We as Christians also know, because Jesus was born, He is very much alive and in control today. Being Lord of Lords and King of Kings, He has the whole world in His hand. Despite the times we’ve living in this season, I hope you can still say “Merry Christmas” because of what Christmas means in its very essence… a time when we celebrate the birth of our Lord, Savior, and King. Jesus is the good news of Christmas, as He is the Christ,Helper,Restorer,Immanuel, Savior,Teacher,Messiah,Almighty, and Supplier.
“For unto a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace” (Isaiah 9:6 ESV).
“And the angel said to them, “‘fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people”‘ ( (Luke 2:10 ESV).
I will keep on thanking God for the JOY we have in Christmas because of the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Dear Lord, I celebrate You, and thank You that Jesus, the Savior is born, amen. By Hertistine Washington/keeponthanking.com
Amongst the boxes and the bows, the ribbons and the giving ; the dangling mistletoes, I hope we see Jesus.
Amongst the bright and shiny lights, the starry nights; amidst the sights, I hope we see Jesus.
Amongst the stuff, the chitter and the chatter, I hope we see the ‘One’ who always matter. I hope we see Jesus.
Amongst the gifts beneath the tree, I hope we remember the one born for you and me. I hope we see Jesus.
Amongst the online shopping or from a store, I hope we hear the one knocking at our door. I hope we see Jesus.
Amongst the stuff, let’s not fuss if we feel we didn’t get enough. I hope we see Jesus.
Amongst the climate that we’re in, I hope we know we still have a friend. I hope we see Jesus.
I pray we see, though born in a stable, He is still with us, and oh so able!
And if we’ve gotten what we think we wanted, I hope we realize amongst our stuff that nothing really matters as much and without Jesus.
Merry Christmas everybody!
“For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of peace” (Isaiah 9:6, ESV).
“Thanks be to God for his inexpressible gift!” (2 Corinthians 9:15).
I will keep on thanking God for the inexpressible gift of his Son. Dear Lord, thank you for the ‘One’ perfect gift of Christmas, your Son Jesus. Amen. By Hertistine Washington/keeponthanking.com