(to read the entire post click on the above title “54 DAYS UNTIL CHRISTMAS”)
Part 1 What
Yesterday I began the labor of love of decorating our home. I turned up my CD player and blasted it through our home for about 3 hours. Amy Grant, Steve Curtis Chapman and Andrea Bocelli all joined me as I opened a few plastic storage boxes. Around 6 pm “precious” little children began coming to our door for candy. Since I wasn’t in a hurry to finish, I set aside my decorating until today.
Part 2 Why
This morning the Lord got me up early. This was one of those times my mind was so full of thoughts I just had to get up and do what I believed God was speaking to me. God was reminding me that I used the word “precious” a few times in yesterday’s posting and I believe He wants me to share with you what I found at biblegateway.com; biblestudytools.com; and in the Webster-Merriam Dictionary this morning.
The word “precious” is found in the Amplified Bible over 100 times. I won’t listen all the verses but I do want to share some of them with you. I’ll list who and what are “precious” and the location of the verses. But first the definitions of “precious.”
Precious: (1) “of great price,” “costly,” “expensive,” (2) “of great moral (non-material) value.” (definition from biblestudytools.com)
Precious: (1) of great value or high price (2) highly esteemed or cherished (3) excessively refined (4) great (definition from the Webster-Merriam Dictionary)
Christ Jesus is God’s precious Son – Galatians 3:22; I Peter 2:4.
Christ Jesus is the precious cornerstone – Isaiah 28:16; I Peter 2:6-7.
Christ Jesus’ blood is precious – Psalm 72:14; I Corinthians 6:20, 7:23; I Peter 1:19.
Christ Jesus’ love for us is precious – I John 3:16.
God’s blessings are precious – Psalm 116:15.
God’s children are precious – Psalm 83:3; Psalm 116:15; James 2:7.
God’s grace is precious – Acts 15:11, 20:24; Romans 3:24; II Corinthians 9:15; II Thessalonians 1:12.
God’s loving kindness is precious – Psalm 36:7.
God’s mercy is precious – Psalm 9:10.
God’s promises are precious – II Peter 1:4.
God’s thoughts toward us are precious – Psalm 139:17.
The Harvest is precious – James 5:7.
Israel is precious to God – Isaiah 43:4.
Our faith is precious – I Peter 1:7; II Peter 1:1.
Our father and mother are precious – Ephesians 6:2.
Salvation is a precious treasure – II Corinthians 4:7.
The kingdom of heaven is a precious prize – Matthew 11:12.
The kingdom of heaven is a precious treasure – Matthew 13:44.
The New Jerusalem is precious – Revelation 21:11, 19.
The time we spend with non-believers is precious – Colossians 4:5.
Truth is precious – II Timothy 1:14.
Part 3 How
I believe all of the above should be on my “Thanks Giving” list. If you have a list consider adding them to it. Have a wonderful November 1.
Lord thank You for all the gifts from above that You have showered down on us (James 1:17 AMP). You are a great and mighty God (Deuteronomy 10:17 AMP) and we are so blessed (Luke 6:21 AMP). May we always give thanks to You before we ask You for anything (I Thessalonians 5:18 AMP). Thank You for all those who have touched us and made a difference in our lives. I pray we will make a difference too (I Thessalonians 5:11 AMP; Hebrews 10:24 AMP). In Your Son, Christ Jesus’ name I pray. AMEN.
Scripture prayed in the above prayer