Oh Lord, I am so blessed to know You and to pray to You now. Thank You for being there, even right by my side, to hold me and to bring me into Your presence. I can feel Your abundance of love and light all around me. Thank You, God. Oh, how I love You. Every time You take me in and put Your arms around me, I know that I am the luckiest person to be alive. Why is this? Because I am free. God, because You love me so much and never want me to fall, I am able to walk differently. Things I never thought I could do, I am able to do now, because You are there right with me. Yes, Lord, You have given me freedom from my sins, that I might experience what true joy and happiness is all about. I don't have to worry about different sins, bad habits, and addictions wrecking my life, for You are my shield. Surely, the enemy will never prevail as long as You are for me. Lord, You have done great things in my life and I give You all the praise and glory because of it. If I have become a witness for You, while on earth, I am honored to be one. Because the Holy Spirit is in me, my heart breaks to see so many people in the world that are lost and are in need. Therefore, it is the least I can do to share the gospel with them and to help any person that has a need. And because I know that You hear our prayers, to pray with them is the least I can do, for your healing is for me and everyone that has faith. I love You, Lord. You are my greatest delight. All I desire is to lead people to You and to be with You forever. Amen.
2 Corinthians 5:19-21 (KJV)
19 To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation.
20 Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ’s stead, be ye reconciled to God.
21 For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.
Don't be afraid to tell others about Jesus. God's elect are called to share the gospel to those that are lost.
Evangelism is a gift of the Holy Spirit, of which showcases our true love towards God and our fellow man. Continue Reading
Oh Lord, I am so grateful that You did come, as prophesied of. You fulfilled the promises to Your people and to all the earth, because You came to save us from our sins. I am so blessed and honored to be a part of Your kingdom and to have You as my King. You are my counselor and ruler of all, of which I love and adore You. There is nothing I'd rather want more than to have you in my life always. Nothing can take Your place, for You are my guide and my Shepherd. You have given me eyes to see, that I may no longer be blinded to the evils of this world, but see them for what they are. I no longer wish to be defiled by such things that will only distance me from You. It is not worth it at all to find please in worldly lusts, while my conscience is seared. Your joy is not worth trading for. I'd rather be filled with Your love, then to have all the riches in this world. Surely, money cannot buy happiness, but only what You can do for our lives. Then are we truly happy. Your peace is what comforts me and helps me cope with deaths in the family, illness and other trials. And especially Lord, since You died for our sins on the cross, I am regenerated through Your blood. You have taken a wretch like me and given me a new life. Now I am forgiven and can live a life of righteousness with the Holy Spirit as my guide. Thank You for Your mercy and grace. I am alive because You are with me. I love You, Lord. Amen.
Micah 5:2-4 (KJV)
2 But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting.
3 Therefore will he give them up, until the time that she which travaileth hath brought forth: then the remnant of his brethren shall return unto the children of Israel.
4 And he shall stand and feed in the strength of the Lord, in the majesty of the name of the Lord his God; and they shall abide: for now shall he be great unto the ends of the earth.
Jesus was born in Bethlehem, as was prophesied by Micah. He has come in order to save His people and all the earth from their sins.
The prophesy of Jesus and His coming into the world is amazing in every detail of it. However, it is that much better, since it was fulfilled with His birth. Continue Reading
Oh Lord, thank You for coming down to this earth and for paying the price for our sins on the cross. Because of Your mercy and grace, I am healed from the different scars in my life. No longer do I suffer in pain and anguish because of my past transgressions, for You have forgiven me. The day I called upon Your name in all brokenness and humility, You had compassion for my soul and gave me hope. Where there was no hope to be found, You ushered into my life peace that never fails. I've heard many times in my life how You are the light of the world but never understood what this meant until You came and rescued me. Now I know that Your love is for real, for you have lighted up my whole life. I am no longer down and out because of the lusts of the flesh, for I am able to overcome temptation through the strength You give me. If I am an overcomer and have been able to give up different things that I know are wrong, it is not by my own strength at all that does any of this, but by Your hand of mercy in my life. Surely, You have come like a wildfire in my life and saved my soul from hell, while lifting me upon the path of righteousness. I have no more need to fear death, for my home is already made in heaven, with You, Jesus. All I want to do now is praise You, and help others know You also. May more people draw near unto You and be saved. This is my heart's desire, to help those in need and, more importantly, teach Your gospel message of hope for all that will hear. I love You, Lord. I give You the praise and the glory, this day. Amen.
Luke 2:29-32 (KJV)
29 Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace, according to thy word:
30 For mine eyes have seen thy salvation,
31 Which thou hast prepared before the face of all people;
32 A light to lighten the Gentiles, and the glory of thy people Israel.
Jesus is the light of the world. He leads all people that believe in Him out of the darkness and on His path of righteousness.
Did you know that Luke also refers to Jesus and light in the same reference? In Luke, chapter 2, we hear this from the words of Simeon, a devout man of God, who had the opportunity to hold the baby Jesus first hand. Continue Reading
Oh Lord, it is my pleasure to call upon You now. You have been so good to me all these years and I am so grateful. Thank You for being there for me, when I've needed You most. You've heard my cries and have delivered peace to my soul many times over. Not once have you forsaken me, when I have needed You. I love Your presence and how You are leading me in my life now through Your love and compassion. It is so good to know that I am on the right path, because of my faith in You, Jesus. You have called me by name and I have come unto You in all faithfulness. Now, what You have done with me is extraordinary. You've seen past all my sins and extended Your mercy. Though my life was far from You, You've given me a life of purity. Even a life pleasing in Your sight. I could never walk in Your light like this on my own, but only with You guiding me by Your hand, I am more than able. Thank You for opening my eyes to the evils of this world and for showing me things that are pure and holy from above. All I want to do now is please You and give You the glory. I do not wish to find pleasure in what the world offers anymore, but what You can do for my life. For this reason is my mind focused this time of year on You, Jesus, and Your birth. May more people remember You also. I love You, Lord. I give You the praise and the glory that You deserve. Amen.
Colossians 2:16-18 (KJV)
16 Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holyday, or of the new moon, or of the sabbath days:
17 Which are a shadow of things to come; but the body is of Christ.
18 Let no man beguile you of your reward in a voluntary humility and worshipping of angels, intruding into those things which he hath not seen, vainly puffed up by his fleshly mind,
It is a very good thing to stand apart from the world. We do this by remembering Jesus's birth, not Santa Claus on Christmas.
There is nothing wrong with doing good on a day that is evil for the world. Why is this? It is because doing this brings the light of Jesus into the world. Continue Reading