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 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.