Gifts of Christmas: Gift No. 11 ~ Intimacy
My gift to you is: Intimacy
From Matthew 1:18 - Now the birth of Jesus Christ was as follows: when his mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together she was found to be with child by the Holy Spirit.
My child, Mary and Joseph came together at their betrothal in commitment, but intimacy did not begin. I say to you, intimacy must begin now. When you accept me, Jesus, as your savior, I come to be with you. The betrothal is complete and I seal our relationship with a gift by giving you my Holy Spirit. My Spirit is better than a ring because I do not come upon you like a ring on your finger, but I have come to live within you.
During this betrothal time between us, while you are still on earth, you are learning all about me, your groom. Do not worry or fret my loved one, there is coming a wedding, an eternal intimacy where you and I will always be together, we will never part, and it will be great joy forever. But my desire is to be intimate with you during our betrothal period, during this time while you are still on the earth. Come into my presence. I am giving you the gift of intimacy with me to become fruitful which comes only through intimacy with me.
Behold, I am sending you out to tell others, to invite them to the wedding to be part of my bride, but you cannot go and give until you come and receive. You receive only as you give the time it takes to get away with me every day and cultivate the intimate life. This is where the power of my Spirit is. It is where you are to be if you are to receive all I have for you, for your family, and for all of the world around you. You are my representative. Go into the highways and the byways and call others to the wedding feast. Sow into them the love that I have sown into you. Prepare for your wedding. Learn of me. Come to the quiet place in the early morning. Come to the garden, the quiet place, to the place of intimacy, and hear my voice, the love words I whisper just for you. The place of intimacy is the place of power. Use this time of betrothal to come close to me, to be equipped to bring my kingdom to earth as I draw many to come to my wedding feast to become part of my kingdom in heaven.
Where is your alone place and when is the time where you ask Me to whisper to 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.