Gifts of Christmas: Gift No. 17 ~ Greatness
My gift to you is: Greatness
From Luke 1:14 - “You will have joy and gladness, and many will rejoice at his birth.”
The pronouncement over John the Baptist, even before his birth, was that he would be great in the sight of the Lord. What if I would call you great? Some spend their whole lives trying to be great before me. They try to earn my love. They try to earn my acceptance. I say to you - receive from me right now, unconditionally, the new name I am giving you. From now on I will call you Great. You see, you are great in my sight, just as you are right now. You do not have to earn this position. There is nothing small or big you can do to earn this title. My eyes are always upon you. They never leave you. And what do I see? I always see my greatness in you. When you look in the mirror, what do you see? Failure? Flaws? Disaster? Ugliness? That is what you may see with your natural eyes, but when I look at you, I always, always, always see my greatness. I do not see the potential for greatness, I see greatness residing right now.
There may be in you the potential to do great things, but I do not care about that. I care only that you are my beloved, my bride. When the prodigal son returned to his father, the father bestowed upon him gifts; a ring of authority, a robe of righteousness, and the calf shed its blood so that joy might return between the father and son. So, it is with you. By my death, by the shedding of my blood, I have bestowed the gift of righteousness, authority, and the joy of great position with me. Now, your role is only to believe it no matter what you see in the mirror. Your place is to receive it and walk in it no matter what is going on around you. Go forth today, great one. Live in my loving gift of greatness and truly you will do great things this year.
Is there an area in your life where you have felt inadequate? How would it feel to apply my greatness upon that area?
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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.