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!
Jesus Redeemed me from the curse, no poverty, no lack in my house.
Wealth and riches in my home, the devil is rebuked for my sake.
Father daily loads me with benefits, He takes pleasure in my increase.
I love being redeemed,
and I give my Lord all the glory.
We are about to embark on the greatest adventure and outpouring of God’s Spirit! This month the Holy Spirit is asking us to examine ourselves/take inventory so as God’s Vessels we can take our part and place in the Body of Christ!
Scriptures to meditate on:
Hebrews 12:1 Therefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily besets us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us.
Psalm 26:4 Lord you can scrutinize me. Refine my heart and probe my every thought. Put me to the test and you will find it is true.
2 Cor 10:6 It is written, and having a readiness to revenge all disobedience, when your obedience is fulfilled.
1 Peter 4:17 For judgement begins at the household of God; and if it begins with us, what will be the outcome for those who do not obey the gospel of God?
Psalm 139: 23, 24 Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me of unbelief and lead me in the way everlasting.
2 Timothy 2:4 No soldier when in service gets entangled in the enterprises of (civilian) life: his aim is to satisfy and please the one who enlisted him (God)! DO ALL FOR THE GLORY OF GOD!