What Will You Receive This Christmas?
What will you receive this Christmas? It never fails on Christmas morning. Near the end of the unwrapping of gifts, each one peeks to see if there is possibly one missed lonely gift somewhere underneath a branch of the tree. No one wants to miss a gift. And yet many do.
Christmas is not just about giving, after all. Jesus has given us so many gifts. What will you receive this Christmas from Christ? And will you open His gifts for you?
Unopened gifts have so much potential underneath the wrapping paper. But so often we don’t open up all of the gifts we have been given.
The Prince of Peace came to bring peace. We can hear this word but not understand the ramifications of what Christ did for us. He brought peace between man and God. And peace to our hearts. We don’t have to let the worries of this world overcome us anymore. Will you receive His peace this Christmas?
The exuberant joy of a mother the first time she lays eyes on her baby must have filled Mary to overflowing. And this baby was God in the flesh. Look around you and drink in the joy of life all around you. And the abundant life Christ gave. No more condemnation or being enslaved by sin. What joy is ours! Will you receive His joy this Christmas?
2020 has been a hard year. Many of us have felt that we lacked the strength to endure it well. But Paul reminds us that we have enough strength in Christ. “I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength” (Philippians 4:13). Perhaps there are some other gifts you need from God this Christmas. We have not because we often fail to ask. “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.” Don’t leave an unopened gift behind.
All We Need
Ultimately, we have everything we need as we seek to know Jesus more. “His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through the knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and excellence” (2 Peter 1:3). Will we receive it?
Merry Christmas to you and yours from all of us at Stewardship Legacy Coaching. May God bless you abundantly more than you can ever think or imagine! (Ephesians 3:20)
Yours for Leaving a Thriving Legacy,