How to Have a Miraculous ChristmasDecember 23, 2022
What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who is against us? He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him over for us all, how will He not also with Him freely give us all things?
1. CONSIDER THE GIFT OF JESUS. God is for you! Over 2000 years ago, Jesus took upon himself our human condition. Though He never sinned, He became sin for us so we might get the opportunity to be made right with God. This is the essence of Christmas. This is why we keep pushing past the sales and commercialization to find what’s real and substantial: Jesus.
2. GET COUNSEL FROM JESUS. His name shall be called “Wonderful Counselor” (Isaiah 9:6). If you need counsel, you can go to God and His Word, and He will guide you. He’s a miracle worker. He will give you direction for the next year of your life. He’ll show you what to do with your kids, where to go to school, and what to do at work. Jesus can come into your life and push back that depression that’s tried to dog you recently. He’ll bring healing to your relationships.
Give thanks to Him who alone does mighty miracles. His faithful love endures forever. Psalm 136:4 NLT
3. CONNECT WITH JESUS. God has set eternity in our hearts, and Christmas is an opportune time for us to awaken to that. One of the names Jesus is called is Immanuel meaning “God with us” (Isaiah 7:14). He cares about the details of your life. If you have never known this closeness with Jesus, or you’ve been busy and haven’t connected with Him in a while, or you want to know Him more and more, I encourage you to take time right now to stop and think about Jesus. Talk to Him. He is amazing. He is available. I’ve given my heart to Him, and He’s the best part of my life.
I pray you have a miracle-filled Christmas!
Pastor Jeff Perry
PRAY THIS PRAYER:
Father, I thank you for sending Jesus to rescue me, and I acknowledge His amazing, wonderful uniqueness, that He is the only one capable of saving me from my sins. I can’t earn it. I don’t deserve it. But now, Lord, I submit to You and open my heart to You. Be my Lord; be my Savior. Come in and help my whole household. I give You my Christmas this year, Lord. Have your way in my family, life, and relationships. You are the Prince of Peace – bring peace this holiday. I lay aside all bitterness. I’m walking in love from this moment forward. In Jesus’ name, amen!
An extraordinary event manifesting divine intervention in human affairs
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