THE TOP TEN BIRTHDAY GIFTS JESUS WOULD LOVE TO RECEIVE FROM YOU THIS CHRISTMAS

Christmas gift in Red Box by Naito8

Christmas time is upon us, and I just wanted to spread some Christmas cheer! Since it is Jesus’ birthday, I thought about some gifts He would love to receive and wrote them in the poem below. Ponder and enjoy!

THE TOP TEN BIRTHDAY GIFTS JESUS WOULD
LOVE TO RECEIVE
FROM YOU THIS CHRISTMAS
Copyright 2015 by Tracey L. Moore

What do you get for Someone Who has everything?
What can you give to the King of kings?
I have some ideas, and there are more than a few,
Here are the top ten Birthday gifts Jesus would love to receive from you:

Number ten is the avoidance of strife with your fellow man;
As far as it lies within you, be at peace if you can.
If we simply let go of pride and just get along,
“Let There Be Peace on Earth” would be more than a song.

Number nine is a positive attitude,
In your walk with Christ, this gives you latitude.
You’d surely go to a new spiritual level
And gain sweet victory over the devil.

Number eight, pay your tithe and give as the Spirit leads,
That would be an excellent gift indeed.
God wants to bless you, if you give and believe,
He’ll pour out a blessing you won’t have room enough to receive.

Number seven is your trust in Him for provision,
No more worry, just make a quality decision.
Believe that if you seek His Kingdom, and give Him first place,
You will have what you need as you run your race.

Number six involves your tongue; have a positive confession,
Stop giving the devil an avenue of oppression.
Say what God says and don’t waste your breath,
In your tongue is the power of life and death.

Number five is obedience; that’s how you show Him love.
It’s the express love language of our Master above.
Just move when the Spirit tells you to move it;
If you say that you love Him, then that’s how you’ll prove it.

Number four is thanksgiving for what He’s done,
For all of the victories and battles you’ve won.
Gratitude causes the heart of God to soar,
You must show appreciation if you want to receive more.

Number three is praise and worship for Who He is to you.
Praise from your lips would be like succulent fruit
To Jesus, the taste would be so very sweet,
If you’d worship the Lord, and bow down at His feet.

Number two is faith in His Word; just believe!
Your belief in His promises He’d love to receive.
For faith without works is utterly dead,
He needs you to act upon that which He said.

The number one gift that you can give to the Lord:
Simply give Him yourself, for you cannot afford
To hold back the matchless gift of your life;
Remember, He died for you; you were brought with a price.

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Which gift do you plan to give to Jesus this Christmas season and in the coming  year?

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FEAR NOT

Fear Not You are Mine

I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday. Early this week, I received a 2016 calendar from the non-profit organization, Operation Blessing. As I flipped through the calendar, I came across the picture above for the month of March.  When I saw it, the message pierced my heart. I felt God had spoken to me directly.  It brought tears to my eyes. This was an unexpected response; I had no idea that God would have me weeping in the next moment. In an instant, He communicated to me His love and faithfulness. In that verse from Isaiah 43, God injected a message of love and protection that dispelled fear from my heart and gave me peace. God wants you also to receive His peace and meditate on the following thoughts from Isaiah 43:1 that will enable you to defeat fear in your life:

  1. “I have redeemed you.” What has He redeemed you from? Galatians 3:13 says, “Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangs on a tree.” Therefore, you don’t need to fear God’s wrath because He took your curses and punishment on His own body as He hung on the cross.  Additionally, He redeemed you because He saw value in you. When you recognize how valuable you are to God, you know you will be cared for. Therefore, through His redemptive love, the Lord empowers you to walk free of fear and enter into His supernatural rest.
  2. “I have called you by name.” God knows your name and wants you to know that He is personally and intimately acquainted with you. He knows who you are, where you are, and what your needs are. He has a unique plan for you, and He knows exactly where He is taking you. He has even numbered the hairs on your head (Luke 12:7). He’s just that into you. Therefore, you have no need to fear because He is studying you and watching over you intently for the purpose of helping you whenever you need Him.
  3. “You are mine.” Meditate on this for a moment: You belong to God.  He paid a tremendous price for you through the death of His dear Son. Because you belong to Him, He will make sure you are taken care of. He will meet your needs. He will protect and defend you. He will provide for you. He will keep every promise. Therefore, when you know you are God’s own, the devil cannot trick you, and fear cannot dominate you.

Beloved, I just wanted to remind you today to fear not! If God went to such great lengths to redeem you, then you know that He will go to any length to preserve you.  He knew you before you were born, and He knows you now. He knows your strengths and weaknesses, and He loves you anyway. You are His child. He sent Jesus to die for you to make you His very own.  Therefore, as you bask in His love and care for you, declare that enough is enough and refuse to fall for the devil’s deception any longer. Let God’s perfect love for you cast out all fear (I John 4:18).

What has God taught you about overcoming fear in your life? Please leave a comment below. 

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