Christmas, the real

  Isaiah 9:6 >> Because a child is born, a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace;

Think of Christmas season. Parties, lights and gifts oh how we like the gifts. We like to give presents to  honor loved ones.
God also in love, gave us a great Christmas present, the difference is He did not come wrapped in paper, but in love. It was not found beneath a tree, but on the cross. It was not wrapped with ribbons, but with blood.
But thinking of you and me some minutes, imagine how someone can love us so much? What had attracted us to him?
Do you remember the story of "Beauty and the Beast"? A handsome man is in a beast transformed by a curse. It is the ugly beast, ugly, bitter locked in a castle. Attracted to a beautiful young lady who falls in love with him and kiss him making him free of the curse. Some similarities with our lives. Eden perfect but, by the sin transformed in a wild beasts.

     Isaiah 53:6 All we like sheep have gone astray, each of us was off the road, but the LORD has laid on him the iniquity of us all.

How can we go a day without sinning? No worries, anxiety, envy, jealousy, anger. And yet he cared, but was not a kiss that saved us. He stood in our place, became "beast" to make us "beautiful." 1 Peter 1:18-20 knowing that it was not with perishable things like silver or gold that you were ransomed from your futile way that you bequeathed your fathers, but with precious blood, as of a lamb unblemished and spotless, the blood of Christ, foreknown indeed before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for your sake.

Yes, and in these conditions gave us the right to choose. Choose of our salvation.
We can not choose many things in our lives, but we have some choices such as:
Choose between the gate narrow or large
between the path space or tight
the crowd and the small group. Matthew 7:13,14
Imagine the scene: Jesus on the cross between two other crosses with two thieves. Thieves start mocking the conversation ... Matthew 27.42  He saved others, himself he can not save himself. It's the King of Israel! Down from the cross, and believe in him. He trusted in God, let Him deliver him now, if indeed he wants him, for he said: I am the Son of God. And they also told him swearing thieves who were crucified with him. But something changes in the end  Luke 23:40-43 Responding to him, But the other rebuked him, saying: Do you not fear God, are under the same sentence? We indeed justly, for we receive the due reward of our deeds: but this did no harm. Jesus, remember me when You come into Your kingdom. Jesus answered, Verily I say to you today will be with me in paradise.
 Why Jesus does not make a call and urges the other to save after all, the shepherd goes after the lost sheep, the woman clears the house behind the lost coin ... but what about the father of the prodigal? Why not go look for his son. Because as the thief on the cross was not lost and  prodigal so not innocent, he chose where to be.
Sometimes God sends blessings and signs to warn us or call us attention, sometimes the silence coming from Him is giving us freedom to choose where we will spend eternity.
It may be that we have no right to choose many things in this life: appearance, hair, eyes, gifts ... but where to spend eternity yes, we can choose. Would you prefer that it be otherwise? You choose to be an excellent violinist and have a super IQ but not your eternity depends on you?
The thief on the cross may have made many bad choices in his life but a choice has changed his eternity and surpassed all the other bad choices.
Cain and Abel, same parents two different choices Genesis 4
Thieves on the cross, the same situations and different choices.
Now, the same ministry and different choices.
We can now decide where to spend our eternity.
Jesus loved the thief to forgive him and loved other enough to honor his choice.
If today you hear the voice of the Lord will not harden your heart
Yours is the decision.
blessed season
Pati Nanni


Disney Channel

I think that Disney Channel should come with a warned: danger for teenagers
#1 - they encourage futility.  People are what the wear, eat, school they study and outside appearance
#2 - to Disney channel, teenager know everything. Their parents always are wrong in the end when do not allow them follow what they want and think be the best for their life (as if like teenager we know all that is good and better to lived!) To Disney parents are that bored people that is in our life just to say NO when we want have fun or follow our feeling. All adult know that when we are teenager  our feelings are intense and each experience we have, we think be the bigger and only, teenager think that what they live is the only day, love and opportunity in all life. It is why we have parents, to show us that life is more than our 14 or 16 years already lived and more experiences we will get along of our lives! Almost don't have parents in their programs and, when have parents, they are coadjutants because their sons gains the money that maintain the house.

#3 – some characters   just depreciated their friend because some of them do not have too much money like them!
#4 – For them, brothers compete more than are partners, friends and helpers one of others.
WHAT does THE word FAMILY means to Disney Channel? Think about =)
What kind of character and values we are putting in our kids when we allow them watch this many hours.
Some families spend more time in front of TV than with bible or at church or church works.

Remember what bible says

The Spirit clearly says that in later times some will abandon the faith and follow deceiving spirits and things taught by demons. Such teachings come through hypocritical liars, whose consciences have been seared as with a hot iron. Be diligent in these matters; give yourself wholly to them, so that everyone may see your progress. Watch your life and doctrine closely. Persevere in them, because if you do, you will save both yourself and your hearers. 
1 Timóteo 4:15-16

God bless


Verse of The day - be Priest

Something called my attention today while I read my bible.. the precious Jesus' blood..

Revelation 1:5,6 5 and from Jesus Christ,who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood, 6 and has made us to be a kingdom and priests to serve his God and Father—to him be glory and power for ever and ever!

Yes, is great to see how He Has loved us. He made us clean and worth to heaven, even living in this world we don't need be under its spirits because we lives by Holly Spirit.
OK, wonderful but it means more than say I'm saved or judge the humanity. be saved implies in responsibility! We were made priest what means pray, preach and share God to the world. Yes, how people will know about things if we do not preach. Use this Christmas season to say that it is an special time no because everybody be 'good' and change gifts, this season exist to say to world each single year that SOMEONE was born and died to pay for sins of those who cannot pay, what means, you, me and any men. Jesus is more than a little boy in a manger. He is King and deliver for those ho accept HIM.
Preach the word
share His love
Do not be afraid
Do not thing that isn't about you
We are responsible, as priest, to intercede 
what have you doing like priest ?
feel free to share and send clues!
blessings folks
Christmas is Christmas if Jesus be the center.