Warm Christmas greetings from Melbourne, Australia.
The Hunk and I are looking forward to celebrating Christmas Day with friends and family, beginning with a service at our church to honour the birth of our Saviour, Jesus Christ.
I pray that this Christmas you will know the presence and love of Immanuel, God With Us (Matt 1:23). In His Presence is fullness of joy—a joy that transcends any circumstances you may be facing right now.
As a thank you to my readers who have shared the journey with me this year, I would like to offer you a free e-book as a Christmas gift.
(If you would like a free e-book, please follow the instructions at the end of this post. Note that this is a limited offer).
I would like to especially thank those of you who have provided feedback to me through comments over the past year.
Here are some of the comments I have received on the blog throughout 2010:
‘I am going through a rather very very tough time and relate with almost everything you have said. Its hard its my first time ever I feel so vulnerable… Only me and God and anybody who can relate to this understands. I am so glad I found this website especially at this time thank God for you.’
‘I needed this message this morning! I know I have an incredible gift from God, but I do allow that to limit me in so many ways…this message has truly set me on fire and I am so excited to meet people where they are and not where I am, when I am out and about. Thank you so much!’
‘I realized that I did indeed have an orphan mindset even though I’ve been a Christian for 30 years and still growing up in Him. My dad was an alcoholic and was neglectful and emotionally distant from me. I carried this mindset that God was like my earthly father… I prayed the prayer and I do feel a release and tearful. I know that I will need to renew my mind with God’s love to me as my Father.
Thank you so much for bringing this timely word into my life.’
‘I have been wondering just what the Lord had in store for me in the sunset years of my life as I am 70, but don’t feel like it. This gives me hope that I am not “over the hill”, and there are still things that I can do to be a servant. What a timely message. Thank you thank you.’
‘Thank you for sharing your journey and wisdom. I’m going to keep a copy of this on file as I know it will come in handy. It is clearly a difficult time (when you hit a wall) in which to be honest with yourself.’
‘What a great teaching, this spoke to me right where I’m at and right where I want to be hungry and desperate for more of God! Constantly filled with his love! How great for us that we, in a greater day, get to experience even more than Moses through Jesus Christ!! Bless you and your ministry and the fire of God would fill you to continue preaching the good news and releasing the prophetic insight to the bride!’
‘What great insight into rebuilding our devotional life. Mine has been so dry lately I feel I’m living in a desert but this sparks interest in my heart and I plan to put this into practice immediately. Thanks for sharing and not being timid about sharing your own trials.’
‘This was an awesome blog to read. I have questioned this gift for years. After reading this I feel as though I have it, and also know that I have used it wrong and sadly not to the full extent.’
‘I am really touched by the above article. As I was reading it I realised I have not been living a real undivided Christian Life. There are times I seem to lower the standard in order to fit in especially in my professional context. But now I know it is wrong, I take the commitment to be myself everywhere and to use my prayer and other gifts to impact the world around me. Thank you once more for the article.’
How To Receive Your Free Christmas E-Book
I would like to offer you the opportunity to receive one of my e-books free of charge, as my Christmas gift to you.
Last week I saw one of my e-books viewed on an iPad, and it looked great!
Here are the instructions:
1. Read through the e-books pages and choose the e-book that you would like to receive. Here is the link to the e-books page:
2. Make a comment at the bottom of this post, sharing a) Which e-book you would like to receive and b) A brief note as to why you have chosen that particular book.
3. I will send the e-book to the email address you provide when you comment (note that your email address is kept private)
Note: This offer will expire on 31 December 2010 or after 20 requests, whichever comes first.
Have a blessed Christmas and New Year.
© Helen Calder 2010 Enliven Publishing