My gift to you is: Pregnancy
From Luke 1:24 - After these days Elizabeth, the wife of Zacharias the high priest, became pregnant.
The Christmas story is full of pregnancy. Mary was found to be with child. Elizabeth was with child. Joseph was filled with great expectation of who his child would become. The wise men were pregnant with hope. The shepherds were filled with the expectation of Messiah. What I am declaring over you is that I am planting something new in you. The natural course of pregnancy is a picture of what happens in your intimate life with me. When you accepted me, you became pregnant with a new kind of life that will never, ever, stop growing. As a mother has many children, I have placed many gifts within you that must grow and be birthed so they can help me bring forth my kingdom. You are designed to have family, to be fruitful, and multiply. I birthed you and now you birth others. Together we come into community. In the intimate relationships of community comes the greatest fulfillment of your heart. One of my great truths is that nothing is ever done alone. I have my personal community with as the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. I created angelic beings with whom I could fellowship and complete my missions. But I didn’t stop there! I made humans. All are built in my image and that means all things are done in community. For it is who and what I am, and it is the way I have built all things.
Getting pregnant is not just about birthing babies, it is also about birthing ideas. You are designed after my likeness, and I am creative. Therefore, you are designed to generate, be creative, and together with Me and others, your dreams and your deepest desires come true. Pregnancy is the ultimate intimacy and the ultimate fulfillment. I have made you pregnant with a dream for a reason, to further deepen communion between you and Me and between you and others. I greatly desire relationship with you! I plant in you a new dream. Now come close to me and together we will abound with ideas about how to make the desires I have planted within you come true.
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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.