Christmas today is a conglomerate, a machine if you will, of “what are you buying me”. Now, that is not to say there aren’t those that celebrate this day for what it really means. Yes, there are those that refuse to buy into the hype and embrace the reason for the season, the birth of Christ. Then we have those that have made a conscious choice to give God what He wants on this day. They gave themselves to Jesus, making this time the best Christmas ever for them. That’s all God wants, He wants those that don’t belong to Him. For those individuals to make the choice, to choose Him. If you are asking how can you give yourself to God? I am glad you asked, easy as there is only one way and that is through Jesus. You say a prayer with a sincere heart, and ask Him to come into your heart and asking for forgiveness for your sins. Knowing that Jesus died for your sins, that’s it. Many will ask, am I changed instantly? No not by a long shot, as it’s a process. Day by day He will chip away at your heart, transforming you from the old to the new man.

imageAt about four o’clock in the morning, Jesus came toward them walking on the water. They were scared out of their wits. “A ghost!” they said, crying out in terror. Matthew 14:25 MSG

Then she came and fell down before him, saying, “Lord, help me!” Matthew 15:25 ISV

Then Jesus answered her, “Lady, your faith is great! What you want is granted.” That very hour her daughter was healed. Matthew 15:28 ISV

 There is another reason, this will be the best Christmas ever. Sense we all tend to be in different seasons, going from rest to storm to fruitful to darkness to light and then repeating the cycle in certain cases. There are those that will begin their ascent into restoration, thereby revitalizing their lives. What’s amazing and down right dazzling about this time of year, is to be restored in this season, when many focus on the material aspect. God chose this time to place you in the midst of harvesting. That’s what makes this time of year the best Christmas ever. When you really get right down to the brass tacks of it all, that’s when Jesus arrived on the scene. He was born during a time of harvesting. But in his case, he was born in a lowly manager. No bright lights, fine linen or superior housing. He was born in a poor state so that we may become rich in spirit. Yet God would select this time for you to be restored. At the time of his birth, Mary and Joseph were propelled into restoration and recompense:
  • Joseph embraced Gods night vision
  • Mary was proven true once Jesus arrived, she wasn’t crazy after all
  • Three wise men also arrived bearing much gifts, led by the North Star
  • They had to leave Nazareth (hometown) and go to another place

Now, if that isn’t miraculous and so God-orchestrated, I don’t know what is. So if you are on the cusp of restoration, revitalization, and rebuilding. Then you too must be a Mary of today. No, we don’t need a re-enactment of Jesus and Mary. HE is so vast he does not need to repeat miracles, He is the authenticator of all things miraculous. In this day and time God has chosen the unlikeliest women that have Mary size testimonies, but very unique in their own right, these women are His new wine and shall do a great work. Let’s face it, He has more than enough purpose to issue out and then some. Rest assured, whatever God whispered and vowed to you, surely He will perform through you. You, yeah you this post is talking to you. You know who you are… Be of good courage and don’t be afraid. He made you to be bold, to carry out His mission.

When I passed by you again and saw you, behold, you were at the age for love, and I spread the corner of my garment over you and covered your nakedness; I made my vow to you and entered into a covenant with you, declares the Lord God, and you became mine. Ezekiel 16:8 ESV

And I adorned you with ornaments and put bracelets on your wrists and a chain on your neck. Ezekiel 16:11 ESV

Here is a timely song, be encouraged… Noel by Lauren Daigle