Gifts of Christmas: Gift No. 21 ~ Knowing
My gift to you is: Knowing
From Luke 1:18 - Zacharias said to the angel, “How will I know this for certain? For I am an old man and my wife is advanced in years.”
Welcome into my presence. I am here. I am always here. I am always with you. How do you know that? Because what I say is always, always true. But how can you know that I am with you if you do not see me, hear me, or sense me? There is a very wide range of knowing me. Whether I appear in a vision, or send an angel to you, or you simply feel peace, know this, even though you may never see me with your natural eyes, I am here for you. Come close to me and sense my presence. Come to me, quiet yourself down, and know that I am God. You can experience me no matter your past, your situation, or your condition. I am giving to you the gift of knowing that I am here, that I am with you, regardless of your experience. You must begin here. Know that you know that you know, in your spirit, that I have come to be with you and live in you in giving your heart to me. AS you begin to know, we can move onto more feeling and experiencing. Many of my children never feel my presence because somewhere deep, in the hidden parts, they do not trust me. Somewhere along the way, they have been wounded and this has caused them to doubt, to be afraid, to hold me distant. Once you see, from reading my Word, you will know that I am patient, kind, compassionate, gentle, forgiving, and loving. You will begin to know me more intimately and firsthand.
Knowing facts about me must mature into knowing me personally and intimately through rest, worship, waiting, and watching. Right now, I am touching your imagination, expanding your senses, opening your heart. Quiet yourself down. Put the eyes of your heart on me. Let your born again, Holy Spirit anointed imagination loose to see and experience me. What you experience in your heart will show up in your body. You cannot have in your life what you will not let into your heart. Then I want you to write the story of what you see and hear. And in those words, you will know me more than you have ever known me before.
What do you think might have caused you to hold me distant? I am here to forgive and to heal just that.
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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.