Message 18: Angel Pageant Glorious

“Fit for an Angel,” available at my art blog in Christmas Wonder

Let us use our gifts and talents to worship the Lord

with all the heavenly host,

Keeping Christmas in our hearts!

 

If you have not seen and listened to this deeply heart-stirring rendition of Angels From the Realms of Glory, the tender beauty of the nativity enacted…  you simply must go here without further delay!  🙂  Then share the gift!

 

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© Pam Depoyan

This is the 18th post in my December Christmas House Calendar theme… similar to an Advent Calendar where you “open a door” to receive a message.  In this case, one born of prayer and whispers from our “not so secret admirer.”  Mark your calendar to come back here often this month for more “secret messages!” 

Missed the introduction to this Christmas House Calendar Theme?  If you’d like to catch up or read any of the posts for this entire month, you’ll find them here:

Christmas Calendar House Joy

“Fit for an Angel,”  shown above, is now on display and available for purchase at my new gallery in  my “Picture It in Pen and Ink” blog  —  Christmas Wonder

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Message 17: Come Let Us Behold Him

O come all ye faithful,

Joyful and triumphant.

O come ye, o come ye to Bethlehem.

Come and behold Him,

Born the King of angels.

 

The Star shone, the angels sang to announce the Father’s Gift of Me to you. 

Receive…

As you open your gifts one to another today, do so in Remembrance of Me.   You would not leave a gift unopened, or bury it under the tree for some other year.  You would not refuse to take a gift placed in your hands…

In the same way, do not hesitate to take ALL that is My Blessing… to open your hands and receive… I have come that you might have life, and life abundantly.

I stretch out My hands to pour into yours.   My favor and anointing.  Blessing on the work of your hands.  Strength and renewed youth, like the eagle’s.  Restoration and open windows of Heaven.  I want to bless you and in so doing, to make you a blessing to others…to fill your mouth with praise and your spirit with true worship.

Come and behold Me… the Great I Am.  

The angels join in song as My Spirit leans in to hear your answer.

Will you make the choice to receive?

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To Ponder:

Show me Lord, if I am holding back from receiving blessings from your hand…

 

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

 

© Pam Depoyan

This is the 17th post in my December Christmas House Calendar theme… similar to an Advent Calendar where you “open a door” to receive a message.  In this case, one born of prayer and whispers from our “not so secret admirer.”  Mark your calendar to come back here often this month for more “secret messages!” 

Missed the introduction to this Christmas House Calendar Theme?  If you’d like to catch up or read any of the posts for this entire month, you’ll find them here:

Christmas Calendar House Joy

“Come, Let Us Behold Him,”  shown above, is now on display and available for purchase at my new gallery in  my “Picture It in Pen and Ink” blog  —  Christmas Wonder

(Please do NOT copy without permission. See my copyright info button on the sidebar.  :)

 

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Joyeux Noel Eve!!

May your home be filled this Christmas Eve day and night with bells ringing of sweet joy, warm scents on  your stove, laughter and light, gorgeous carols playing, tender glow and expectant wonder… especially as we remember the birth of our Savior tomorrow…

Let it be Christmas everywhere
In the hearts of all people
Both near and afar
Christmas everywhere
Feel the love of the season where ever you are
On the small country roads
Lined with green mistletoe
Big city streets where a thousand lights glow

Let it be Christmas everywhere
Let heavenly music fill the air
Let every heart sing
Let every bell ring
The story of hope and joy and peace
And let it be Christmas everywhere
Let heavenly music fill the air
Let anger and fear and hate disappear
Let there be love that lasts through the year
And let it be Christmas, Christmas everywhere

Let it be Christmas everywhere
With the gold and the silver, the green and the red
Christmas everywhere
In the smiles of all children asleep in their beds
In the eyes of young babies
Their first fallen snow
The elderlys’ memories that never grow old

~ Let it be Christmas, Alan Jackson

Listen to the above song here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RFDwkKKxO2Q

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© Pam Depoyan

If you’d like to catch up or read any of the posts for this month, you’ll find them here:

Christmas Calendar House Joy

“Expectant Wonder” is now on display and available for purchase at my new gallery in  my “Picture It in Pen and Ink” blog  —  Christmas Wonder

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Message 15: Hanging Remembrance on the Tree

“I’ll Be Home for Christmas”

When the fresh scent of baking wafts through the house as of old; when the shimmer of my tree is as candlelight in the darkened room and I am lost in its glow; when Christmas memories of cherished ones gone on ahead steep like cupped chocolate hot and warming between two hands…the wonder of the Christmases and those who peopled my past lingers lovingly… and mists me with thankfulness for the remembering. Mm… In my dreams, I am home again for Christmas…

 

Remembering the good, the loving. 

It is a gift I place within you for healing, , joy, and hope of one-day reunion.  A gift to keep your story and Mine in and through you, flowing. 

Yet…Do not look back on the past as “all there was,” or  “ever could be” — but as a catalyst to what is now, what is to come. 

If there was sadness in the past… remember, I give you beauty now for ashes! 

Where there was wonder and joy… remember, it was only the beginning! 

Hold close the faces and the hearts of those I gave to you as gifts… for I gave them to you to teach and help bring you to who you are today… and those loved ones now with Me are definitely waiting in your future, standing with and beside Me, cheering you on.   

There is tenderness in remembering that softens your heart.  To Me.  To giving to others.  To loving those who despitefully use you.  

A sweetness to marking the lights of the past, as with shimmery ornaments on a tree.  

But most of all remember… Lo, I am with you today, yesterday and to come.  Only believe and you will see wondrous things you have not yet imagined.    

 

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To Ponder:

How has God used those loved ones of my Christmas past to shape my heart towards Him today?

 

© Pam Depoyan

This is the 15th post in my December Christmas House Calendar theme… similar to an Advent Calendar where you “open a door” to receive a message.  In this case, one born of prayer and whispers from our “not so secret admirer.”  Mark your calendar to come back here often this month for more “secret messages!” 

Missed the introduction to this Christmas House Calendar Theme?  If you’d like to catch up or read any of the posts for this month, you’ll find them here:

Christmas Calendar House Joy

“I’ll Be Home for Christmas” is now on display and available for purchase at my new gallery in  my “Picture It in Pen and Ink” blog  —  Christmas Wonder

(Please do NOT copy without permission. See my copyright info button on the sidebar.  :)

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Message 14: Luminaria

“Lights of Christmas”

I stand and breathe in the brisk December twilight, watching  lights sparkle on one by one, house by house.  Oh, the tenderness I see in this welcoming of the season’s joy!  Something in them mists my eyes,  stars and moistens my lashes.  For a moment, Heaven shimmers a touch of Glory, like luminaria glowing, fluttering brightly in bags of sand… set out by loving Hand to lead us to where the true celebration begins …

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The Glory of the Lord is shining upon you.  Anointing you to proclaim the good news, bind the brokenhearted, set the captives free, bestow a crown of beauty and light on a world hungering for light…as I did.  For you are My followers and you are to move in greater ways than you have allowed…

This is the power of My Spirit in you.  Not anything you work out in and of yourselves.  I simply call you to invite ME to shine more brightly in you.  To make you like a house lit from every corner, as with gold, for celebration!

Invite Me to take your hands so I may ENLIGHTEN every corner of your mind, heart, spirit… for you are the Temple of My Spirit and I want to string My Lights from window to window inside you!  Not just for a week or two, as the world does in this season…but to burn brighter and longer with My eternal Light of Glory.  ENLIGHTEN – with wisdom, yes.  Also, as in ILLUMINATION, with my Glory rising in you to all who see you. Drawing wandering sojourners to find and know they are home only in Me…

As the Northern Lights reveal Mystery and Wonder and Majesty to a watching, wondering world, how much more I long to shine and wave colors of such radiant beauty in and through My People!

Invite Me.  

Daily pray Isaiah 60 and 61 in such a way that you are prophesying those words of truth in and over your life.  Sing over yourself and others – “The Lord is rising His Glory on me, on you… !”  Rejoice in that truth and put it on as your Heavenly raiment even now.

The world awaits festive, merry, hope, joy, light…  Ask Me to open eyes to seeing My Glory over you, and be ready to share the reason for the LIGHT.     

I mist eyes, soften hearts, bring them to the LIGHT. And no one is too hard for me to draw close.

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To Ponder:

What does it mean that His Glory is rising on me today?

 

© Pam Depoyan

This is the 14th post in my December Christmas House Calendar theme… similar to an Advent Calendar where you “open a door” to receive a message.  In this case, one born of prayer and whispers from our “not so secret admirer.”  Mark your calendar to come back here often this month for more “secret messages!” 

Missed the introduction to this Christmas House Calendar Theme?  If you’d like to catch up or read any of the posts for this month, you’ll find them here:

Christmas Calendar House Joy

“Lights of Christmas” is now on display and available for purchase at my new gallery in  my “Picture It in Pen and Ink” blog  —  Christmas Wonder

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Message 13: True Adventure

“Snow on Snow,” available at my art blog in Christmas Wonder

You can have fun in the predictable.  But most often, adventure is found in the unpredictable…

 As for you, the anointing you received from him remains in you, and you do not need anyone to teach you. But as his anointing teaches you about all things and as that anointing is real, not counterfeit—just as it has taught you, remain in him.

~  John  1 2:27  NIV

 

If you are Mine, My Spirit and anointing are in you and on you.  I have great plans to move in this anointing within you… as long as you abide in Me.  I want to anoint you to move in greater ways than I did on earth, and My anointing is the same dunamis power that brought resurrection.

But there is one who is prowling about, trying to steal and incite and attack this anointing, attempting to leave you powerless.  This can only happen when you play into his plots, listen and accept his insidious thoughts as your own.

Have you been feeling offended by a close friend?  When you give in to receiving offense at the words of another, it causes a fissure in your relationship. 

Are you feeling justifiably angry… feeling like it might be better if you just separated yourself from others?   When you allow anger to fester or worry too much about the position of self … friendships and family connections begin to split.

And… bit by bit, My anointing in you is held back.

Lift your face to Heaven.  Like the falling snow, I am anointing you for adventure in Me.  When offense, anger…anything that tries to break you apart from loved ones in Me…rises up — take note of the red flag.  Take that thought captive and declare you are the redeemed of the Lord.  Ask Me to put My Love in you for those involved.

Make My Anointing within you more important than “being right.”

There is too much at stake… too much My Spirit wants to do in and through you.  To rise My Glory over you and bring nations to My Light through you.  To bring repair and healing and wholeness in every area of your life.  To watch over and protect and provide for you.   As you take the enemy’s wily thoughts captive, you will go forth in Victory and Joy and… Wonder.   Life in Me is meant to be an adventure, hand in hand with My Spirit.  Let your words and thoughts remain in Me.  

 

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To Ponder:

Whose thoughts have I been thinking on recently?

 

© Pam Depoyan

This is the 13th post in my December Christmas House Calendar theme… similar to an Advent Calendar where you “open a door” to receive a message.  In this case, one born of prayer and whispers from our “not so secret admirer.”  Mark your calendar to come back here often this month for more “secret messages!” 

Missed the introduction to this Christmas House Calendar Theme?  If you’d like to catch up or read any of the posts for this month, you’ll find them here:

Christmas Calendar House Joy

“Snow on Snow,” now on display and available for purchase at my new gallery in  my “Picture It in Pen and Ink” blog  —  Christmas Wonder

(Please do NOT copy without permission. See my copyright info button on the sidebar.  :)

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Message 12: The Gift of Blessing

Little Girl Christmas Baking

“Mama’s Little Christmas Baker”

Take time to make a wonder-memory.

 

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I have given you the gift of speaking blessing over each other…

Of coming alongside, placing your hand on another’s shoulder, declaring Light and Life and My Glory that was, is and is to come…

Do you ever think about the people – some you know personally, others who may be strangers — who opened your fingers and placed wonder in them?

Maybe they spent hours upon hours with you, sharing laughter, putting their hands over yours and guiding you as you began to learn…

Maybe they wrote a book or sang a song or acted in a play that moved you greatly… stirred hope and light and joy into the mix of your life. 

Maybe they reached out and helped you over a hurdle you never thought you could scale?

To those who somehow made a wonder-memory within you that still rings like bells of joy in you today… 

Even to those in the world you know by name only… communication is more available than ever before…

Might you find a way to bless them with a fresh memory that says, “You are honored.  You changed my life.  Your gift has brought light and life and hope to me in so many ways”?  Perhaps a written note that comes as a hand of blessing on their head?

He who honors, encourages, uplifts, thanks another and lets them know how important they are to them… does so to Me.

 

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To Ponder:

Has someone been in my thoughts lately — even a stranger — who could use a note of my blessing on their life?

 

© Pam Depoyan

This is the 12th post in my December Christmas House Calendar theme… similar to an Advent Calendar where you “open a door” to receive a message.  In this case, one born of prayer and whispers from our “not so secret admirer.”  Mark your calendar to come back here often this month for more “secret messages!” 

Missed the introduction to this Christmas House Calendar Theme?  If you’d like to catch up or read any of the posts for this month, you’ll find them here:

Christmas Calendar House Joy

“Mama’s Little Christmas Baker” now on display and available for purchase at my new gallery in  my “Picture It in Pen and Ink” blog  —  Christmas Wonder

(Please do NOT copy without permission. See my copyright info button on the sidebar.  :)

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