Glory Seed Devotionals, 2015: Year of Promise
Celebrating the Gifts of Christmas 2015…
Today we celebrate the Christmas Gift of Jesus. Matthew quoting Jesus gives us the reason not only for the Christmas season but ALL seasons of our lives. “What do you think? If a man has a hundred sheep, and one of them goes astray, does he not leave the ninety-nine and go to the mountains to seek the one that is straying? And if he should find it, assuredly, I say to you, he rejoices more over that sheep than over the ninety-nine that did not go astray.” (Matthew 18:12–13, NKJV)
“Once I was lost, but now I am found,” to some those are only words to a song but to you and I they are much more, they are the fulfillment of a promise, a promise from God to each of us. The Giftedness of Jesus is he not only came into the world to save us who were once lost but also to forever remain in us giving us the richness of God as explained by the apostle Paul. “…the mystery which has been hidden from ages and from generations, but now has been revealed to His saints. To them God willed to make known what are the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles: which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.” (Colossians 1:26–27, NKJV, emphasis mine)
“Loving and powerful God, Some days I can only be in awe of your power and love. You never tire of supporting me. I constantly ask for help knowing you will always be there. From some place deep in my soul, I hear you calling me by name and I prepare with a joyful heart for your coming. Grant me the gift of hope, patience and waiting in these Advent days because I want the focus of my waiting to be on you. I want to praise and glorify you with my life. Let me live my gratitude to you, rejoicing!”**
Jesus, Grant the reader the gift of hope, patience and waiting in these Advent days because they need to focus their waiting and anticipation to be on you and not the outward appearances of the season. Amen!
Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might!
Grace and PEACE, Amen!
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The Giftedness of Jesus is he not only came into the world to save us who were once lost but also to forever remain in us giving us the richness of God!
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Scriptures marked NKJV have been taken from The New King James Version. (1982). Copyright 1979, 1980, 1982 by Thomas Nelson Inc. Used by permission. All rights reserved.