25 Gifts of Christmas: Gift No. 8 ~ Fruitfulness
My gift to you is: Fruitfulness
From Luke 1:6,7 - They were both righteous in the sight of God, walking blamelessly in all the commandments and requirements of the Lord. But they had no child, because Elizabeth was barren.
What I said about Zacharias and Elizabeth is true; they were blameless but they were barren. I say to you my child, do not try to be righteous in your own eyes, but put your eyes on me so that you might have fruit and not be barren.
I have not called you to be a member of the right church, or the right club, or the right denomination, or to have the right position about anything. All human rightness before me is as filthy rags. Rather, I have called you to bear much fruit. It is not my heart for you to be barren. I have designed you, called you, and given you my powerful Holy Spirit that can make you very fruitful for my kingdom, just as the fig tree bears fruit so it can feed people.
Zacharias was righteous before the law, but he was not a believing man. As a result, he lost his voice. Today some of my children have no voice for my kingdom because they are focused on being right; not focused on me, the King of fruitfulness.
My voice produces fruit when you hear my Word and believe it. You must read it, speak it, believe it, and act on it for fruit to come forth. I have called you and assigned much fruit to you! Receive my fruit. Become a bearer of my good news and you will bear much fruit this year!
What Word has God spoken to you, that you can believe, receive, and give to others?
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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.