When you’re a kid Christmas is magical, the songs, the food, the family and most importantly the presents. When I was a kid we would go up to the mountains and chop down a tree. Then we would make a stand for it and break out all of our family ornaments. We did the same routine when we had kids, now that they’re gone and we are older, we don’t even put up a tree! Does this mean we lost the true meaning of Christmas? Absolutely not!
1 Corinthians 13:11 When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became an adult, I put away childish things.
When I was a kid I worshipped Santa Claus, an imaginary fairy. As an adult I focus and worship my Lord and Savior, Jesus the living God. The magic of Christmas was not tied to reality, it was a fairytale. Now as an adult I understand the reason for the season and it’s not magical. It’s miraculous.
Christmas never changes but people do and that’s alright, maturity has a way of bringing up to reality. Now I understand that Jesus was not born so I could have presents. He was born so I could live with Him in heaven forever. Merry Christmas!
God knows I am serious,
I bring Him His tithe.
I am motivated by love
because He first loved me.
His presence is my priority.
His rewards will find me
and when they do,
I will give Him all the glory.
You will declare a thing, and it will be established for you
Declarations over our children:
I declare my child(ren) shall be taught of the Lord
I declare great is the peace of my child(ren)
I declare my child(ren) hear God’s voice and walk in truth
I declare my child(ren) serve God all the days of their lives.
Declarations over America:
We declare that the power of Christ’s redemption is greater than the power of sin and death in America
We declare that America will be saved
We declare that truth will win in America. Lord send revival
We declare that life and decency will prevail in the United States
We declare that the Supreme Court will honor truth and justice, not their own ideals and desires
Declarations over our church:
We declare that FOJ will have a platform for the Holy Spirit to work from
We declare we are making room for the gifts of the Spirit to flow
We declare the spirit of boldness is replacing the spirit of fear
We declare we are putting every distraction, anything that would entangle us and we run with endurance in our vision.
We declare and believe revival is coming