Friday, December 22, 2017
Dear Watching Ones:
As we saw last Sunday, there are so many ways to present our Firstfruits offerings to the LORD. The Little Drummer Boy video was a wonderful example. Not only was this the best that our worship and media could bring, but as the song shares, it was also the finest the poor boy could bring. As you watch (or re-watch) this video, declare that in this season of illumination your best will be presented to the King. If you would like to present a financial gift at this time, you can donate online, by calling our office at 1-888-965-1099 or 1-940-382-7231, or by postal mailing your donation to Glory of Zion, PO Box 1601, Denton TX 76202.
Celebrating Jesus, the Light of the World: Receiving Illumination!
All month we have been focusing on the manifestation of the Kingdom of God. This Sunday we will have a special Christmas Candlelight Service to help open the way for the King of kings to manifest His Glory! We begin our worship at 9 AM, with a variety of songs and expressions to express the joy of this season. I look forward to leading this time of light overtaking darkness. I have also invited Robert Heidler to share on Celebrating Jesus, the Light of the World! This will be a wonderful service for family and friends to join you as we allow our light to shine in a whole new way. For those who arrive early, we will once again have a FREE breakfast for your enjoyment and fellowship in the Arbor.
Making Your Way Through the “Fog” of the Season! Your Faith Will Change!
I received this note from Dora O’Briant earlier this week. This parable will speak to many of you. If you cannot see your way clearly through the “fog” at this time of the year, know that our Heavenly Father can give you faith to keep advancing beyond what you can see to the “there” you need to reach!
“The night before last there was a horrible fog in Houston. I went to pick up my niece from work in the thick of it. On my way, (a route I’ve taken many, many times) I began to pray, ‘Lord, lift the fog. Break up the fog and help clear my path.’ I prayed over and over but I didn’t have peace. Fear was setting in and I was longing for the familiar, the comfort of having been on that road so many times. The Lord said pray differently. So, I began to pray and ask that the Lord guide me and help me through the fog. Yes, I know that the Lord could have lifted the fog, but He wanted me to pray differently and to activate my faith differently. When I picked up my niece she instantly asked, ‘Why is it so foggy? Where does fog come from?’ I knew that it doesn’t so much matter that there is fog that we can’t control, but rather that we have to pray according to His will and have faith through the thick of it."
Chuck D. Pierce