25 Gifts of Christmas: Gift #1
My gift to you is; Unconditional Love
Based on Matthew 1:18 - Now the birth of Jesus Christ is as follows: when his mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph . . .
Imagine just for a moment how Joseph must have felt when he was betrothed to Mary and found her to be pregnant. In that moment, he treated her according to his love, not according to her condition. His love for her is a picture of my love for you. Do you think I am disappointed with you? Do you think your condition nullifies my love for you? Not at all. Once you are “betrothed” to me, I see you as my bride; whole, complete, perfect, everything lovely, pure, holy, and right. You and I are betrothed, but there is coming a wedding and to be ready for our wedding you must see yourself as I see you; perfect, complete, totally loved, and accepted. Come to me and fall in love with me, with the unending depth of my love for you.
You are so special to me. You have been on my mind every day since the day I first imagined you eons ago. Believe it! You exist because I imagined you and loved you, even with all your flaws and imperfections. Nothing about you or about your life can cause me to love you any more - or any less. Simply rest in how much I love you. You have nothing to prove. Your betrothal is to a very wealthy man. I have enough love and provisions to overcome every shortcoming and for you to live in abundance every day of your life and for all eternity. Simply come, imagine, and bask in the depths of my love for you.
Is there any flaw in you that is greater than God’s love for you?
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An excerpt from "The Twenty Five Gifts of Christmas;
25 Daily Conversations with Jesus"
A daily devotional for December 1st through the 25th
These twenty five daily devotionals are written in first person from Jesus to you revealing twenty five gifts coming from His heart to your heart this Christmas season.
This devotional comes with a companion book: “Twelve Miracles of Christmas”. As a gift for becoming a Member of the Grace Becomes You community, we have included a download of the "Twelve Miracles of Christmas" book here. On December 25th, at the end of the series, we will make available to you all of the gifts in e-book form as well as the “Twelve Miracles of Christmas”.
The Christmas season is so busy with holiday activities on top of regular jobs, family and household duties. It is so easy for the real reason for the season to get lost in the frenzy. If your devotional life takes a dive during the holidays, fret not! Jesus has a personal word for you that will make this Christmas season spiritually vibrant.
These daily, three minute devotional readings are based on the events that took place in the lives of people around Jesus at the time of His conception and birth; Mary, Joseph, Zacharias and Elizabeth. Through these simple readings, new light springs forth from common words revealing powerful truths that will release the power of Jesus’ birth into your family, business, and your whole life all year long.
Never has one event had so much impact on the nature of man and the course of human events, from individual lives to whole of societal structures. Never has one event rewritten the lives and times of so many people on our planet. Are there personal truths just for you, hidden in these familiar passages, that could release the same earth shaking, life changing power of Jesus’ birth into your life? I believe the answer is a resounding "YES"!
Each of these twenty five personal messages reveals twenty five “gifts” Jesus is giving you. Each message is from a verse and the word that stood out to me as I prayed for you, which I have highlighted in bold. In just a few minutes a day for the next twenty five days, you can receive His gifts and release the power of Christmas to live a new, Holy Spirit powered life all year long.
Come now on a personal journey with just you and Jesus. Discover new intimacy with Him in these twenty five daily conversations leading up to Christmas. Each one is written in first person tense, as a personal message to you from Jesus. If seen with the eye of the heart, and acted upon, the twenty five gifts will release His power into your life.