25 Gifts of Christmas: Gift No. 6 ~ My Presence
My gift to you is: My Presence
From Matthew 1:23 - Behold the virgin shall be with child and shall bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel [meaning God with us].
It is so good to be with you during this time. I want you to know that I am always with you, at all times, no matter what you feel or don’t feel. So many of my children think when they sin, fail, fear, or don’t pay attention to me, that I go away. But, I don't. Once you enter into a grace covenant with me, I am with you always. Feelings come and go. Sometimes you can sense me and sometimes you can’t. But, I am always with you. When you think that I am distant, you tend to pay less attention to me, and, as a result, you often miss my guidance about your decisions. When things don’t go as well as you think they should, you assume it was because I wasn't paying attention. But I always am. My eye is always upon you. It never leaves you. Believe me when I say I am with you every step of the way. Every moment, I am with you. It does take practice to learn how to be in my presence. As you cultivate a sense of my presence, you can come as close to me as you want.
This year, I have many blessings for you. I have many plans for you and they are not to harm you, but to bless you and prosper you. However, you must walk in my presence. In the awareness and responsiveness to my presence are the blessings, the peace, the contentment, and the grace you so need. Seek me first, seek me always, and everything in my kingdom is yours my child. I love you so and I am always with you, even to the end of time.
What is one thing you will do to cultivate your sense of my presence this year?
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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.