Hey there, and welcome to this video!
In this one I talk about my usual for this time of year. The traditions of Christmas, where they originated from, and why we should care, what God's Word has to say, and why it all matters. If you've never heard before that Christmas contains a lot of pagan origins surrounding the traditions, I understand you would find this upsetting and maybe even shocking. So please hear me out in the video and do your own research too.
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I will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have. Mae Renfroe
Hey there, welcome to number 5 in my series of Desiring Truth and Desiring God.
I'm happy that you are still hanging in with me and still desiring more of God, His Word, and His Truth.
We are to be lovers of God and His Truth, and worship Him in Spirit and Truth. God says darkness and Light don't mix. I pray are seeking Light, the Light of the world. The savior of our souls.
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Keep hungry for God, His Truth, and righteousness!
See my video notes and scripture below.
Where do these traditions come from?
Why we do what we do?
And believe what we believe?
Do we know what we do why do it?
Do you know where the traditions of Christmas originated from? Dec 25th? The tree? The lights?
For the customs of the people are vain: for one cutteth a tree out of the forest, the work of the hands of the workman, with the axe. They deck it with silver and with gold; they fasten it with nails and with hammers, that it move not.
Jeremiah 10:3-4 KJV
Why you worship on Sunday instead of sabbath?
Why do we say the Commandments are done away with when Jesus said he didn't come to destroy them. Matthew 5:17-18
Mathew 7: 21_23, 21 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.
22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?
23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.
24 Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock:
2 Corinthians 6:14-18 14 Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?15 And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel?
16 And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. 17 Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you.18 And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.
Ephesians 5: 7_21,7 Be not ye therefore partakers with them. 8 For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light: 9 (For the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth;) 10 Proving what is acceptable unto the Lord. 11 And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them. 12 For it is a shame even to speak of those things which are done of them in secret. 13 But all things that are reproved are made manifest by the light: for whatsoever doth make manifest is light.14 Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light.15 See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise,16 Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.17 Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is.18 And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit;19 Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord;20 Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ;21 Submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God.
Mathew 19: 16-17,16 And, behold, one came and said unto him, Good Master, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life? 17 And he said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God: but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments. Mathew19:16-17
God can't lie.
That by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God to lie, we might have a strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold upon the hope set before us:
Hey you all,
Here is a newsy video blog post about what I'm up to right now, and God has been teaching me. I feeling like He has been teaching me just to be myself, and not to strive to be someone else, to speak as they speak etc... But really be who He created me to be ad do what He created me to do. We are not here to fill someone else shoes, only our own. And not to be so striving for perfection that it holds us back from He has called us to do. But to do our best and let Him do the rest!
May you be encouraged with that fellow sister, just relax and be you and let Him flow through you! And it will become not about us, but all about Him. Because it is no longer we that live but Christ that liveth in us! Amen!
I also lightly talk about the 7th day Sabbath and how it is one of the 10 commandments and is still very much for us today. I just talk about it enough for you to be introduced to is and to whet your appetite to learn more. Seek God and His Word and truth.
And since its the season I also mentioned Christmas and how we do not celebrate due to the fact it has so many pagan origins attached to it. All through scripture we can see the God did not like any pagan thing used in worship to Him. I highly encourage anyone who truly loves God and wants to please Him in every area of your life to look into this more in both scripture, and about the origins of almost all the traditions linked to Christmas. I only mentioned enough to get you started!
May you always stay hungry for God and His truth!
In Him, Mae
I am a wife to my wonderful husband, Paul, of over 22 years. Mommy to 9 blessings, ages 21 to 3 years. Our 2nd oldest son, at age 14, has gone on to be with the Lord on April 19th, 2017. I share about that new road we are on here on my blog.
My first 7 years of blogging.
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"I believe a greater intimacy with God leads us to an inner peace, unquenchable joy, & an ever-lasting hope regardless of what we go through in life." Mae