Monday, December 7, 2015

What Christmas Is All About--It's About Free Grace To Address All Your Needs.

How are you doing today. I pray you are blessed in the Lord. Need prayer? 

People around me are already talking about New Years, but wait.. one of my favorite holidays of em all hasn't arrived yet. We can't just skip over this one. 

Christmas Season in the USA rarely offers our lives a problem-free existence, and sometimes the onslaught of trials and circumstances that we see around us can be terrifying. But God hasn't fallen off His throne, He's still sovereign and unchanging. He can provide, guide and protect His people. He and His grace are so there for you. His grace it's more than enough. Let's just trust and draw upon this strength by faith. 

“The Lord will fight for you, and you shall hold your peace.” Exodus 14:14
"The Lord comforts His people and will have compassion on His afflicted ones." Isaiah 49:13  
“Be strong and courageous; do not be afraid nor dismayed ...with us is the Lord our God, to help us and to fight our battles.” 2 Chronicles 32:7
“…For I will contend with him who contends with you.” Isaiah 49:25
“The eternal God is your refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms.." Deuteronomy 33:27

You might be feeling all alone this season, might feel none are fighting to protect you. I don't know, but God knows how you feel and what you're dealing with. He is there. Emanuel is..and He knows exactly what need and will facing tomorrow as well. 

The prophet Isaiah explained that God’s view of us is a view of love. His knowledge of us ..each one.. is thorough, clear, and intimate. It's as if our names were written right across the very palms of His strong hands (Isa. 49:16). 

We may sometimes neglect the needs of others we are responsible for, or even those who are closest to us, but our heavenly Father is aware of every detail of our lives and doesn't neglect. And He has given us His Holy Spirit to comfort, to instruct, to guide, and to equip us for productive service.

Just think of the complexities, trials, or challenges that you face at this moment, and then write these words beside each one as a reminder of God's great loyalty and care: “Christ's Name is greater than all--His grace is enough for me.” 

Father in heaven, as we approach the day that we celebrate Your Son's birthday, Christmas, and then the new year, may we enjoy both with Jesus as Savior and Lord. Not just in theory, but in daily practice. Really want Christ to give me victory and rule. So want directed service and to experience abundant life--refreshing rivers of living water as I obey Your Word! And may we each grasp in a deeper way Your amazing Gift to us. So wanna understand Your Love, purpose, and Way more clearly--better.

The most important thing is know going on into this Christmas and New Years Season with Christ. Make sure that He lives on the inside of you via repentance and simple believing. Would you pray something like this...

Thank You much, Jesus, for forgiveness, for gifts, for grace, for Your anointing, and for just being near to us right now. I praise You for who You are, and feel grateful for Your constant faithfulness. Amen.

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