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Joy to The World

21 Dec

God’s Word: Luke 2:8-20joy

God’s Message to me: (My interpretation of what God is saying in these verses)

You may wonder why I chose shepherds to receive the first announcement of Jesus’ birth.  I wanted it understood, from the very beginning, that Jesus’ birth was good news to everyone, starting with the lowly.  The first to hear the greeting from the angel were those shepherds that were on-watch.  They set aside their own need for sleep to guard the sheep and other shepherds for which they had accepted responsibility.  Good shepherds are selfless—they are top on my priority list. That is why I gave them a front row seat at the huge angelic choir on that night of Jesus’ birth.

The shepherds not only heard the news—they went into action.  They ran to find Mary, Joseph and the baby Jesus.  Then they spread the good news of this birth to everyone they met along the way.  All who heard the story from them were impressed.  They spoke with passion and conviction.  When Jesus later called Himself the Good Shepherd, He may have had these who visited Him in the manger in mind.

Therefore, you do not need to know the Bible from cover to cover to be My ambassador.  Share the information you do have with everyone you meet along your life’s pathway. As you share, I am with you and help you understand more and more, plus developing your appetite for learning more of My Word.  It’s all good. . . .very good.  My joy of salvation is good news for the whole world.  But how will they know unless someone tells them.  You are that someone to the little part of the world that surrounds your daily life.  Live it–share it.

God’s Question: Who will be in heaven because of your life?

God’s Promise: Peace to all who follow Christ’s example.

My Prayer to God:

I Praise You for sharing Jesus with our world.

I am Sorry I am not sharing Him more with others.

Thank You for giving me the JOY of Your salvation.

Please help me be a joy to others on Your behalf.

Become What You Believe

9 Apr

God’s Word:  Matthew 9:27-38

God’s Message to me: (My interpretation of what God is saying in these verses)

Jesus’ Touch Empowers—but only to those who believe.  Mother theresaAnd Jesus is still reaching out and touching today—through his Ambassadors.  Yes, the touch of the Masters Hand is still happening around the world.  Ambassadors of Jesus are those who have reached out to Jesus in belief and let Him touch their heart with His pure love.  Pure love seeks the good of others with no regards as to what they receive for themselves.

Whose lives are you touching?  Are you reaching out to others for what you can receive for yourself or what you can offer them on My behalf.  Whenever a person reaches out unselfishly to another, Jesus accepts that as done unto Him.  Even if that person has never allowed Jesus to touch their heart—it still blesses Jesus.  And it blesses the giver but they are missing out on the greater blessing by not allowing their heart to first be touched by Jesus.

Jesus came to earth to change hearts by His personal sacrificial death in your place.  It is this act of selfless sacrifice that purchased your forever forgiveness.  He considered no sacrifice to be too great and willingly gave up His life for your forgiveness.  The purpose of that sacrifice was to touch your heart and knit it together with His.  And then, at one with Him, you are empowered to devote your life in service to others.  In becoming what you believe your life shines as a living testimony to My love—demonstrated through Christ—to bless others.

God’s Question: What kind of journey would others travel if they were to follow in your steps?

God’s Promise: As I empowered Jesus I empower those who believe in Me, through Him, to change and bless their world.

My Prayer to God

I praise You for this challenge to live what I believe.

I am sorry I so often forget my purpose to touch others for You.

Thank You for this reminder to be about Your business.

Help me use every interaction with another to bless them—for You.  

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