A Snake In The Christmas Tree

I was reading a story that a man shared on Facebook, about how his friend brought home a live tree and to her dismay, there was a snake in the tree! Now you all know I have talked a lot about having snake dreams. Well, I hate to be the bearer of bad news, and I don’t know who this if for, but I heard the Lord say, that the story was prophetic. For someone there is going to be a “snake” in their Christmas.

I’m not talking about not getting presents and stuff. What I mean is someone who has an expectation of something this Christmas, is going to be sorely disappointed.

I no longer expect gifts and things around Christmas. I have not been around family for years now, during the holiday, so when the holiday comes around, I just decorate my house and prepare my dinner and make the best of it.

It’s good to have a sense of expectancy, but your expectancy must be from God. We must be careful that we don’t make anything or anyone an idol. Someone has made something or someone  an idol and God is not pleased, so this Christmas will be disappointing to them. For them there’s going to be a snake in the tree.

Lamentations 3:37

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37 Who can speak and have it happen
if the Lord has not decreed it?

Romans 8:28

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28 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who[a] have been calledaccording to his purpose.

Things That Make You Go……

I read an encouraging word that I reblogged here yesterday and it hit me like a ton of bricks. At first I made an assumption about what I thought it meant, but as I pondered it and prayed about it, I knew God was just encouraging me to move forward on my journey. Then when the writer of the post shared that it is dedicated to her first-born, I knew I had my answer! 😉

We must make sure we do not misinterpret what God is saying to us. And then there are natural things that don’t make sense that will make us come back to our senses.

Sometimes common sense goes out the window, when people receive a word of encouragement. For example, if a man says he is madly in love with a woman and says she is his soul-mate, it wouldn’t make sense for another woman to try to win him over, even if she feels God is saying they will be together. (sorry for the single girl example, lol). So no matter what encouragement comes along, that woman needs to stand strong and wait on God.

It would make sense for the woman to move right along with her life and if it’s meant to be, he will come a fetching. lol

Yes, yesterday was one of those days that made me think long and hard about the decisions that I am making. As someone once told me, “use the brain God gave you”, which was wise advice. And that is exactly what I am doing. 😉

John 2:5

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His mother said to the servants, “Do whatever he tells you.”