Gifts of Christmas: Gift No. 12 ~ The Holy Spirit
My gift to you is: The Holy Spirit
From Matthew 1:18b - Before they came together she [Mary] was found to be with child by the Holy Spirit.
The most precious gift I have given to you, my bride, is my Holy Spirit. He and I are one. When He came to live in you when you accepted my gift of salvation, you and I became one, inseparable for all of eternity.
My heart aches because so many of my children view life in my Spirit like it is just part of a contract. Do I give my bride a marriage contract and then not lavish my love upon her? Never! Neither should you view my Holy Spirit just as a contractual fact of salvation. Behold, I am real. I am a person and I am living within you. Many of my children spend their whole lives living in a distant relationship, never experiencing the warmth, the presence, or the power of an intimate, loving relationship with me. I am a jealous God. I love you and want to lavish my love upon you. Come close to me. It is by my Holy Spirit that you are able to experience, in real time, all that is written upon the pages of the Book.
This Christmas season come and talk with me. Share your heart with me. Open your thoughts, your fears, your hopes and dreams. Come and talk with me for I am with you. I have given my Spirit to be in you and work through you. I have many gifts for you and I never want you to feel alone, abandoned, or forgotten. But, the only way I have of being with you is for you to know that I am real. That I am with you. Come and knock, seek, and ask for a deeper relationship with me. You do not have to live life alone. No struggle is yours to carry alone. You are not to suffer. I suffered for you! Come close to my Spirit this year. He is there to teach you, guide you, comfort you, help you, strengthen you, heal you, to reveal all that I am, and all that I have for you. Accept my gift to you this year - the gift of my Holy Spirit, and you will live life abundant!
What can you do to learn more about my gift of the Holy Spirit?
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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.