25 Gifts of Christmas: Gift #2
My gift to you is: My Helper
From Matthew 1:18 - Before they came together she was found to be with child by the Holy Spirit.
It is written that Mary was found to be with child, by the Holy Spirit. I want you to know, my child, that I ask nothing of you without providing you with a Helper. That is the kind of groom I am. That is the kind of husband I will be to you. Your greatest show of love for me is to simply accept the gifts I give to you. Life with me is a gift life. I have many gifts for you, but my greatest gift, besides my love, is my Holy Spirit.
You see, I do not just want to be with you, I want us to truly be one. I myself have said, "The two shall be one and what I put together no one can pull apart". Let go of your self-striving to please me and rest in my precious wedding gift to you; my Holy Spirit. Let the Holy Spirit produce in you all a bride should be. Let the Holy Spirit do the work while you rest.
The greatest wedding gift you can give me is to give yourself wholly and completely to the work of my Spirit. Give me your trust. Believe that my Spirit can produce true intimacy between us. I will help you. I am close to you. Imagine the depth of my love for you and believe that you can rest and trust in Me. The greatest wedding gift you can give me is your love, your trust, your faith, your belief, your very heart. But, know this, I understand how the sin of this world has conspired against your ability to release your heart to me. My Spirit will help you get past your hurts and failures. He will heal you and make a way for intimacy. You are my bride. I love you with an everlasting love and I desire deep intimacy between us, but the only way is for you to let my Holy Spirit love you, heal you, and prepare you for a life of intimacy. Our wedding does swiftly approach.
In what area can I better let-go-and-let-God since I have a helper?
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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.