Suddenly, the angel was joined by a vast host of others (the armies of heaven) praising God and saying, “˜Glory to God in highest heaven, and peace on earth to those with whom God is pleased.” Luke 2:13-14 (NLT)
Jesus was not born into a quiet moment in history. I need to lay down my perception of Christ coming when there is nothing else pressing going on in my life. Instead, Jesus is born right into the chaos of life on earth. With His birth, God pierces earth with His Son from Heaven and with it, gives us the greatest gift of Peace. Our responsibility is simple to receive Him. Jesus doesn’t come when all my dishes are clean, all the laundry is done, the house is perfect and the children are happily playing – Jesus beckons me to come join Him in the midst of everything that calls my attention and calls me away from Him. He calls me to come and be with Him. Quiet moments don’t come by themselves; instead I focus on Him and move everything else to the periphery. I make room for Him in my inner life. I invite Him into the center of where I live and move and have my being.
Prayer: Forgive me for the times I have shut You out, Lord, so You had to go find room somewhere else. Today, I invite you into the center of my life. Come, Lord Jesus, come.
by Idelette McVicker
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Have you come to the place in your spiritual journey where you realize that Jesus Christ died for your sins (all acts of active rebellion and passive indifference)? Would you like to be free inwardly from all of your sin and guilt? Would you like to have Jesus Christ, your Creator, direct your life from now on? If your answer is “yes” pray the following prayer and your sins will be forgiven, your guilt will be removed and you will be filled with the Holy Spirit.
Lord Jesus, I want to know you personally. Thank You for dying on the cross for my sins. I open the door of my life and receive You as Savior ad Lord. Thank You for forgiving my sins and giving me eternal life. Take control of the throne of my life. Make me the kind of person You want me to be. Amen.
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