Gifts of Christmas: Gift No. 9 ~ Time
My gift to you is: Time
From Luke 1:7 - But they had no child, because Elizabeth was barren, and they were both advanced in years.
Today I am giving you the gift of time. Zacharias and Elizabeth were advanced in years and Elizabeth was barren. For them it was a sign of failure. However, in spite of being older, and out of time, my Word over them would prevail. Time and age do not matter to Me.
There are three miracle pregnancies in the Christmas story; Sarah: she was too old to have a child, Mary: she was a virgin, and Elizabeth: she was also too old to have a child. But when God steps into time, all things are possible. Sarah’s child started the lineage of the Savior. Elizabeth’s child proclaimed the arrival of the Savior. Mary’s child became the Savior.
Zacharias had served his duty well for many years under the law, but in the latter time of his life, the power of the Holy Spirit would provide what obedience to the law could not, new birth. Under the anointing of my Holy Spirit, says the Lord, there is hope for you, even when you think time has run out! Under the power of My Spirit, nothing is impossible. It is not keeping law that produces. It is my grace and power that produces what you lack. Your age does not matter. Your ability to produce does not matter. It is the power of God which can, and will, produce for you in your inability. This year, I am giving you the gift of time. What you have not been able to produce in your life without Me will be provided in a single moment. Do not be unbelieving like Zacharias. Believe my Word. Then, what you could not produce over a lifetime, I will produce in a single moment.
What are you been believing for?
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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.