Beginning to Gear up for 2014 Waves of Praise!

It’s that time of year again!  Our 5th annual Waves of Praise is getting nearer.

worship-747692This year, I’ll assemble a pdf of praise and Christmas songs that can be downloaded.

Please let your pastors, radio, tv, local newspapers know about the Waves Of Praise movement.

So far, less than $100 has been spent, with people from over 120 countries that have participated.

In 2014, this movement is expected to grow exponentially!

Please help put Christ back in Christmas!

Please help spread the word!

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Random Acts Of Kindness At Christmas

Love these ideas! You’ve now got a WHOLE YEAR to gather friends and family and come up with some ways you can bring others unexpected blessings! Please feel free to post other ideas you’ve seen!

Scriptural Basis For The Whole Earth Praising Him

  1. 1 Chronicles 16:25 For great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised: he also is to be feared above all gods.
  2. Psalm 47:6-7 Sing praises to God, sing praises: sing praises unto our King, sing praises. 7 For God is the King of all the earth: sing ye praises with understanding.
  3. Psalm 48:10 According to thy name, O God, so is thy praise unto the ends of the earth: thy right hand is full of righteousness.
  4. Psalm 57:9 I will praise thee, O Lord, among the people: I will sing unto thee among the nations.
  5. Psalm 68:32 Sing unto God, ye kingdoms of the earth; O sing praises unto the Lord; Selah:
  6. Psalm 69:34 Let the heaven and earth praise him, the seas, and every thing that moveth therein.
  7. Psalm 98:4 Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all the earth: make a loud noise, and rejoice, and sing praise.
  8. Psalm 108:3 I will praise thee, O Lord, among the people: and I will sing praises unto thee among the nations.
  9. Psalm 117:1 O praise the Lord, all ye nations: praise him, all ye people.
  10. Isaiah 61:11 For as the earth bringeth forth her bud, and as the garden causeth the things that are sown in it to spring forth; so the Lord God will cause righteousness and praise to spring forth before all the nations.
  11. Psalm 148:12-14 Both young men, and maidens; old men, and children: 13 Let them praise the name of the Lord: for his name alone is excellent; his glory is above the earth and heaven. 14 He also exalteth the horn of his people, the praise of all his saints; even of the children of Israel, a people near unto him. Praise ye the Lord.
  12. Psalm 149:1 Praise ye the Lord. Sing unto the Lord a new song, and his praise in the congregation of saints.
  13. Psalm 150:6 Let every thing that hath breath praise the Lord. Praise ye the Lord.
  14. Isaiah 42:10 Sing unto the Lord a new song, and his praise from the end of the earth, ye that go down to the sea, and all that is therein; the isles, and the inhabitants thereof.
  15. Isaiah 61:10-11 I will greatly rejoice in the Lord, my soul shall be joyful in my God; for he hath clothed me with the garments of salvation, he hath covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decketh himself with ornaments, and as a bride adorneth herself with her jewels. 11 For as the earth bringeth forth her bud, and as the garden causeth the things that are sown in it to spring forth; so the Lord God will cause righteousness and praise to spring forth before all the nations.
  16. Jeremiah 51:41 How is Sheshach taken! and how is the praise of the whole earth surprised! how is Babylon become an astonishment among the nations!
  17. Habakkuk 3:3 God came from Teman, and the Holy One from mount Paran. Selah. His glory covered the heavens, and the earth was full of his praise.
  18. Romans 15:11 And again, Praise the Lord, all ye Gentiles; and laud him, all ye people.
  19. Revelation 1:7-8 Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.

Santa’s Last Ride – a Poem by Patty Thomas

Santa’s Last Ride

Copyright, Patricia A. Thomas, December 6, 1999

ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

Mrs. Claus was pouring cocoa, in cups of green and red

While Santa’s tending reindeer, he’s put away his sled

He closes up the barn doors, and another Christmas year

And wipes his hand across his face, and with it goes a tear

 Santa stumbled in the house and said, My dear I’m getting old

Flyin’ cross the stars at night, it gets pretty cold

As they shared a cup of cocoa, she saw that he was worried

He settled back and lit his pipe, and then began his story

 I’ve traveled near and far, my dear, for ’bout a thousand years

This is the first I’ve felt this way, to come back home in tears

Oh the lights were brightly shining, as I flew across the land

The trees were very pretty, ornaments and candy canes

 But, something’s truly missing, and I cannot understand

They’ve lost the meaning of Christmas, It’s all gotten out of hand

They rush around to buy their kids – the best things in the stores

Things kids don’t appreciate, they get all – that they ask for (toys broken on the floor)

 Their homes still echo loud and clear, with now forgotten sounds

Of arguments of monies spent, there’s no love to be found

Wish they’d learn a simple lesson, get back to simple things

They don’t need nintendo, fancy clothes or diamond rings

 Slippers, slicers, perfumes, too, and ties for dad galore

What they really need, my dear, is love, and love some more

Wish they’d put away the tinsel, the garlands and the lights

Learn to love the time they have, and learn how not to fight

Learn to find  – the magic of love, the feeling that giving brings

That is the stuff that heals their souls, of which the angels sing

Make their homes a peaceful place, a place that’s filled with love

‘Stead they fill their homes with things, they’ve forgotten God above

 Forgotten the meaning of Christmas, the gift of God’s precious son

They get their toys, the girls and boys, the parents think it’s fun

Inside each and every one – is an ache, those presents won’t heal

Wish they’d learn the true meaning of Christmas, find out what is real

 I’m not sure I can stand much more, watching the fall of this human race

They see the poverty and hunger, then they turn away (their face)

God gave us the life of his only son, to teach us how to be

If they only gave – of their own hearts, what a different world it would be

 Oh, it doesn’t feel like Christmas, even though I’ve made my rounds

The hurt, the angry, the hungry, the homeless, with no beds to be found

They turn on back to their own little world, ignore all those in need

Instead they focus on what they got – in my book, I call that greed

 If everyone gave just a little bit, the world would soon be healed

There’s more than enough to go around, if they’d remember how to feel

I don’t think – I can do this again, bring presents  – to those who have it all

Perhaps it’s time that Santa Claus, saw the writing on the wall

Perhaps it’s time to end this dream, of presents for the young and old

Perhaps they’d learn to open their hearts, – that’s where they’d find true gold

I think I’ll hang up my suit this year, my work is finally done

I hope someday – that they’ll remember – The Gift of God’s only Son.

See the youtube video:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=slYVAC7XDNY

Christmas Is A Pagan Holiday – Should We Be Celebrating It?

This is a deep topic.  I will provide more information over the coming year in preparation for Christmas 2014.

For now, let me post some comments I made recently:

I just came through the 4th year of “Waves Of Praise” on Christmas Day.  It Was The Lord Who Clearly Asked me to do this.  I wondered about it because I  have done in-depth studies of, and follow the Feasts.  What He Showed me was amazing.

On Christmas, a pagan holiday, people think more about Him and His Birth (even though its not His Birthday,) than any other time except Easter or Passover. People who almost never go to churches pack them on Christmas Eve or Day.  Plays, pageants, musicals, and choirs are put on that pull people in to hear about Him, worship Him and praise Him.  He Told me that ANY day His people think about Him is a good day.

It is a season filled with love and giving, and reaching out to the poor and needy.  It is a season people often step outside of themselves and their own little worlds, to remember others.  It is a time of the year that donations are at their highest, often helping to carry on the work of God in churches and ministries for the coming year.

For 24 hours at 3pm in each time zone, people just gathered together for the Waves Of Praise movement – to praise Him, worship Him, and forget commercialism, wrappings, presents and family feuds.  Which brings up another thing.  Families are often reunited during the Christmas season, with hearts reaching out past their past hurts.  So, how can we say that God isn’t in this?  Sounds like people are walking more like Yeshua at this time of year than at any other.

He Honors the intents of our hearts, and is more about the spirit of the law than the letter of the law. Also, many tv programs, movies and public concerts center on Him and His Story.  Yes, as the Body of Christ, we must remember that God Ordained the 7 Feasts.  We are beginning to restore the celebrations of the Holy Feast Days of The Lord.  After all, Jesus Celebrated them every year for the 33 years He Was on earth.  That means, He Celebrated The Sabbath on Friday nights and Saturdays over 1700 times in His Life (33 years x 52 weeks.)

But, He Is not about ritualism or legalism.  In fact, a few years ago, He Reminded me to purchase my ticket for a Seder meal.  I kept thinking I still had time, being caught up in the work He’s Asked me to do.  Eventually it was too late, and all Seder meals in this area were completely sold out.  I literally was upon my bed weeping and weeping as if I’d lost my Best Friend.  I understand the importance of keeping the Feasts and the inherent blessings. He Came to me, and Said, “I Was Told you were weeping. You still have time to go to the store and get the things you need to celebrate a Seder meal at home.  So, I quickly ran to the store.  Step by step, He Took the lengthy Seder service and Collapsed it into 30-40 minutes, covering all the basic points. ” He Did away with legalism, and ritualism and Helped me to give Him Honor.  I will never forget this.  Relationship with HIM is and always will be more important than dates on a calendar – pagan or God’s Calendar.  It is all about honoring Him, and praising Him.  At Christmas, people even get bold about “making sure Christ is in Christmas, ” and “Merry Christmas” instead of “Happy Holidays.” This cements it in people that they need to stand up for their belief in Him, and perhaps it’s a form of training for these end times.

One last thought:  God IS NOT about lights, trees, ornaments, wrappings or running up credit card bills.  He’s NOT about causing families to go beyond their means.  He’s NOT about the latest electronic things, or the latest video games.  Most of them He Wouldn’t Want you to have because of their content.  God IS NOT about feeling “less than” if you can’t afford to buy presents.  Remember, He Had One Garment and no place to Lay His Head.  The commercialism of Christmas has to go.  It’s all about manufacturers hyping up Christmas so that people will feel awful if their children don’t have the latest Elmo or whatever. News flash:  Elmo’s not going to Heaven!  Make next year a simpler Christmas, more reflective of your Savior.  Buy somebody in Africa or elsewhere a goat, a lamb, or a cow.  Let your whole family get involved of “how we can help others” instead of “I HAVE to have this toy!”  Raise up a child in the way they should go……

May The Lord Bless you!

Patty Thomas, Founder

Waves of Praise, The Miracles Of Jesus Ministry

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