Archives for December 2015

Make This a LIMITLESS New Year — Believe. (Colton Dixon ~ Monday Music)

Click to view music video "Limitless" by Colton Dixon. Make this year LIMITLESS - Dream Big! (Ephesians 3:20) via www.JeanWilund.com

By God’s mighty power at work within us, our new year is LIMITLESS.

BELIEVE.

Believe . . .

This is the year for overcoming more fears and worrying less.

This is the year for stepping out in faith, trying something new, and never giving up.

This is the year for believing God like we never have before.

Whether we’d like to remember this past year forever or wipe it from our memory, God is doing something new in 2016.

Let’s not waste it.

Every breath we take is another gift from God and another opportunity to believe — to believe in His Son for salvation and to believe Him and His promises every day.

Today, believe in God for salvation. Tomorrow, and every day hereafter, believe God and His promises.

As a friend shared in church yesterday, we’re all one heartbeat away from eternity. Start this next year with a limitless new life in Christ.

The other alternative — and there’s only one other — is worse than we can imagine.

Another friend once told me that fear is not a good reason to believe in Christ. I wouldn’t want fear to drive my decision either, but that doesn’t make it any less of a valid reason.

The better reason, though, is to believe because of love — Christ’s inexplicable love for us.

His love fuels His grace, fills us with deep gratitude, and draws us to Him — if we’ll let it.

And it compels us to believe God and His promises. 

Let’s really believe, not just say we do.

Let’s believe Him that . . .

His grace and power are greater than all our sins. 

Sin’s power over us is broken. 

God will accomplish all He’s called us to do.

GOD will. Not WE will. He will through us.

His mighty power is mindblowingly at work in us who believe.

Remember that power? It’s the one that raised Christ from the dead. It didn’t raise Him from a nap, but from being dead.

With that kind of power at work in us, why do we worry? Why do we doubt?

Let Colton Dixon’s music video LIMITLESS inspire you to live this next year with a new mindset — one that will take you places you’ve never been.

Good places. Stay away from the bad places, like that horrible place called unbelief. 

Believe! [Read more…]

Merry Christmas to You ~ The Nativity Story ~ Come and Worship (by Bebo Norman)

Click to view music video Come & Worship by Bebo Norman via www.JeanWilund.com

Therefore the Lord himself
will give you a sign:

The virgin will conceive
and give birth to a son,
and will call him
Immanuel.

~ Isaiah 7:14

~†~

Merry Christmas from my home to yours!

Please enjoy this music video of the nativity story as Bebo Norman sings “Come and Worship.”

It’s my Christmas gift to you.

~ Jean

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Silent Night — The Song That Stopped A War For A Day (Monday Music)

 

Click to listen to Silent Night, The Song That Stopped the War for a Day via www.JeanWilund.com

 

The Spirit of Christmas moved through a song that stopped a war for a day.

The war was World War I. The day was Christmas, 1914.

All was quiet on the western front when the sound of singing rose over the battle field from the German side of no-man’s land.

Stille Nacht. Heilige Nacht.

Allied soldiers, hunkered down in their fox holes, recognized the Christmas carol.

Silent Night. Holy Night.

“Let’s join in,” the Allies said.

Voices from both sides of the battlefront joined together in song on Christmas Eve.

Silent Night. Holy Night. 
All is calm. All is bright.

As the sun rose Christmas morning, the Allied soldiers noticed the Germans standing up from their foxholes, waving.

The Allies popped up, too, but then quickly jumped back down incase it was a German trick.

But it wasn’t.

They watched the Germans carefully, trying to believe and trust what they witnessed next.

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Fun Friday – Do You Hear What I Hear? Say What? (Tim Hawkins)

Click to listen to the hilarious comedy of Tim Hawkins "Do You Hear What I Hear?" Say what??? via www.jeanwilund.com

I love Christmas carols.

Elf may be right. “The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear.”

I belt out Christmas carols all season long.

I doubt Christmas cheer would spread, though, if I sang loud for all to hear. Maybe headaches? Earmuffs?

Regardless of how I sing, I at least know the words, or so I thought.

Christian comedian Tim Hawkins made me realize I’ve been missing something — something hilarious.

I hadn’t heard what Tim heard.

Do You Hear What I Hear? [Read more…]

What would you ask Jesus’ mother over a cup of coffee? ~ MARY, DID YOU KNOW? (by Pentatonix)

Click to view music video: Pentatonix sing "Mary, Did You Know?" It's the best version ever! And it will make you think! What would you ask Jesus' mother over a cup of coffee?

Mary, Did You Know by Pentatonix

If this doesn’t start the Christmas season out just right, then I give up.

Pentatonix’s
“Mary, Did You Know?”
is, hands down
,
the best version ever.

(It’s so good, it demanded I use a bigger font to express its greatness.) 

I wouldn’t have imagined a comedian could write such a powerful song, but comedian Mark Lowry did it.

Mark wrote Mary, Did You Know? when imagining what questions he’d ask Mary if he were sitting down with her over a cup of coffee.

Until the first time I heard this song, I’d never thought to wonder what it was like to raise the Son of God.

I don’t know why it hadn’t occurred to me to wonder. I’m sort of embarrassed by that.

I didn’t wonder before.

But now?

I’m mesmerized by the thought.  [Read more…]

What If You Knew Your Life Would End Today? (Praise Picture)

What If You Knew Your Life Would End Today? (Praise Picture) CS Lewis Quote There are better things ahead than any we leave behind. Via www.JeanWilund.comOnly God can create a place so wonderful you don’t want to leave but still pales in comparison to where you’re going.

And even though you know it, you still don’t want to leave here to go there . . .  yet.

There are better things ahead than any we leave behind. (CS Lewis)

But reservations are required to go there before you leave here. Romans 10:8-13.

Don’t delay. Call on the name of Jesus Christ because heaven is not here, and you’re not getting there without Him.

Now go and enjoy here today.

It’s a wonderful day to be alive!

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