All Scripture Is God-Breathed

ALL SCRIPTURE IS GOD-BREATHED AND IS USEFUL FOR TEACHING, REBUKING, CORRECTING AND TRAINING IN RIGHTEOUSNESS
(2 Timothy 3:16).

All Scripture is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting, and training in righteousness; however, you need the Breath of the Almighty to make it come alive in your heart.  In other words, do not separate Scripture from your relationship with God.

YOU DILIGENTLY STUDY THE SCRIPTURES BECAUSE YOU THINK THAT BY THEM YOU POSSESS ETERNAL LIFE.  THESE ARE THE SCRIPTURES THAT TESTIFY ABOUT ME, YET YOU REFUSE TO COME TO ME TO HAVE LIFE
(John 5:39-40).

Study the Scriptures diligently, beautiful Child, because they are useful for teaching, but do not use them as a substitute for your fellowship with ME, Jesus. Remember, I came to be your Wisdom from God.  Know that the Scriptures are useful for training in righteousness, but do not use them as a substitute for ME, your Righteousness from Heaven. Use the Scriptures for correction, but do not forget that you are solely dependent on ME for Redemption and Sanctification.

BUT OF HIM ARE YE IN CHRIST JESUS, WHO OF GOD IS MADE UNTO US WISDOM, AND RIGHTEOUSNESS, AND SANCTIFICATION, AND REDEMPTION
(1Corinthians 1:30).

Celebrate that the Scriptures testify about Truth—I am the Truth. Only My personal touch can turn the accusatory beliefs of condemnation, shame, rejection, and abandonment in your mind into Truth.  Know that the Scriptures testify about Love—I am Love. Only My Love in your heart can change you.  Understand that the Scriptures testify about Hope—I am Hope. Only I, Jesus, can turn your hopelessness into Hope.

Therefore, Child, read the Scriptures with the goal to connect with Me, so I may give you Life. Study the Word in order to invite Me—Love, Hope, and Truth—into your heart. Read the Bible, not only to know ABOUT Me, but to know ME, personally. I will breathe divine Revelation into your spirit, soul, and body through My Word.

What are your expectations when you read the Scriptures: to know ABOUT God, or to draw near to the Lord Jesus, so you may experience HIM in your life, through His Word?

PRAYER: Lord Jesus, meet with me when I read Your Word, so I may connect with YOU, personally.

Maintain an Awareness

Every given moment of your life, you live either in obedience to the Counsel of the Perfect Father, or in obedience to the counsel of the father-of-lies.

The Two Counsels

Fruit That Will Last

I committed my life to the Lord Jesus and asked Him to do everything in my life He had planned to do. Although I knew He would start something good in my life, I was afraid that the Fruit would not last.  I was wrong!  Every time I thought my Fruit had dried up and I had come to the end of the road,  I discovered MORE FRUIT.  The GOODNESS that Jesus launched in me years ago, persevered.  The FAITH that Jesus initiated in me long ago, stayed.  The PATIENCE that Jesus planted in my heart a while back, lasted.  In fact, not only did the Fruit last, but it also multiplied. It multiplied because of its Source.

 YOU DID NOT CHOOSE ME, BUT I CHOSE YOU AND APPOINTED YOU TO GO AND BEAR FRUIT—FRUIT THAT WILL LAST
(John 15:16).

Blessed Child, recognize that I appointed you to BEAR MUCH FRUIT: much Kindness, much Goodness, much Patience, much Faithfulness, much Gentleness, much Self-control, much Forgiveness, much Hope, much Faith, and much Love. Know that I chose you to BEAR FRUIT THAT WILL LAST: Fruit that will outlive the lies of the father-of-lies, Fruit that will hold up in the dark dungeons of despair, and Fruit that will persist when everything else has failed. All this Fruit will be established in you, permanently, if you stop trying to be the vine, but allow yourself to become a branch on MY Vine.

I AM THE VINE; YOU ARE THE BRANCHES.  IF A MAN REMAINS IN ME AND I IN HIM, HE WILL BEAR MUCH FRUIT
(John 15:5).

I urge you to become a branch on the Vine of Jesus; then, His Abundant Life will flow through your veins.  Place your abandonment in His hands so He may plant His Love in your heart. Place your sins on His shoulders so that His Righteousness may be established in your being.  Bring your darkness into the circle of His Presence so His Light may show you the way. Place your shame on His cross so He may crucify it. Invite Him to remove your guilt so He may lift it off your shoulders. Show Him your condemnation so He may show you His Heart.

Know that if Jesus has started producing Fruit in your life, He will continue. However, you must yield each branch to Him, moment-by-moment, so He may prune it according to His Will.

THIS IS TO MY FATHER’S GLORY, THAT YOU BEAR MUCH FRUIT
(John 15:8).

If your fruit is not lasting, you are growing it from the wrong vine. Invite the Lord Jesus to become Your Vine. Then, receive the Life, Love, and Light that flow from His being, every day…forever and ever.

PRAYER: Lord Jesus, become my Vine—the Source of my Fruit—so they may last, forever.

Maintain an Awareness

Our relationship with God is not just one-sided—us praying to God. When we pray, God also needs to talk to us…and He WANTS to.

The Two Counsels

A Christmas Blessing

FOR TO US A CHILD IS BORN,
TO US A SON IS GIVEN,
AND THE GOVERNMENT WILL BE ON HIS SHOULDERS.
AND HE WILL BE CALLED
WONDERFUL COUNSELOR, MIGHTY GOD,
EVERLASTING FATHER, PRINCE OF PEACE”
(Isaiah 9:6-7).

For you a Child is born.  To you a Son is given—a Mighty God who can do immeasurably more than all you can ask or imagine.  But…you need to allow the government of your life to be on His shoulders.

NOW TO HIM WHO IS ABLE TO DO IMMEASURABLY MORE THAN ALL WE ASK OR IMAGINE…TO HIM BE GLORY
(Ephesians 3:20).

To Him be Glory!  The Everlasting Father sent His Son, Jesus, to be your Prince of Peace. He came to calm your soul from the enemy’s oppressing beliefs of being defiled, deprived, deserted, and defeated. But…you need to allow the government of your soul to be on His shoulders.

IT IS BECAUSE OF HIM THAT YOU ARE IN CHRIST JESUS, WHO HAS BECOME FOR US WISDOM FROM GOD—THAT IS, OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS, HOLINESS AND REDEMPTION
(1 Corinthians 1:30).

Rejoice! The Everlasting Father sent you a Wonderful Counselor to become your Wisdom from God. Although the wisdom that comes from your mind has been tainted by the oppressing beliefs of the father-of-lies, the Wisdom that comes from the Wonderful Counselor is pure, peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere. This Wonderful Counselor has come to show you the way, but…you need to allow the government of your mind to be on His shoulders.

BUT THE WISDOM THAT COMES FROM HEAVEN IS FIRST OF ALL PURE; THEN PEACE-LOVING, CONSIDERATE, SUBMISSIVE, FULL OF MERCY AND GOOD FRUIT, IMPARTIAL AND SINCERE
(James 3:17).

To YOU a Son has been born. What will it take for you to allow the government of your whole life to be on His shoulders?

PRAYER: I invite You, Lord Jesus, to be my Mighty God—to do immeasurably more than all I can ask or imagine in and through my life.  Let the government of my life be on Your shoulders, from this day forward.

Maintain an Awareness

Be certain that your Father DOES answer your prayers, but His Answer might be different from the one you are expecting.  It might be radical… revolutionary…extreme.  His Answer might not fit your purpose, but it will fit God’s Purpose for you.

The Two Counsels

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The Desire to Please

DON’T YOU KNOW THAT WHEN YOU OFFER YOURSELVES TO SOMEONE TO OBEY HIM AS SLAVES, YOU ARE SLAVES TO THE ONE WHOM YOU OBEY—WHETHER YOU ARE SLAVES TO SIN, WHICH LEADS TO DEATH, OR TO OBEDIENCE, WHICH LEADS TO RIGHTEOUSNESS?
(Romans 6:16).

Have you ever heard someone say, “You are only doing this or that to please God, but God cannot be pleased since He is already pleased”?

It is true that God is already pleased through the Life of His Son, Jesus; however, God wants the Life of His Son to live in YOU as well. God furnished you with the desire to please, so you would allow His Son to please Him through YOUR spirit, YOUR soul, and YOUR body. On the other hand, the father-of-lies has seized your desire to please for his own purpose—to live his oppressing life in you and through you.

BUT NOW THAT YOU HAVE BEEN SET FREE FROM SIN AND HAVE BECOME SLAVES TO GOD, THE BENEFIT YOU REAP LEADS TO HOLINESS, AND THE RESULT IS ETERNAL LIFE
(Romans 6:22).

In other words, whom you please during this joyous season depends on the spirit that inhabits and controls your life—the Spirit of Jesus…or the spirit of the father-of-lies. Know that if you offer your life to God as His property, bound to Him in servitude, the Lord Jesus will live His Holy Life in you and through you. He will please the Perfect Father through you.

BUT YOU KNOW THAT HE APPEARED SO THAT HE MIGHT TAKE AWAY OUR SINS. AND IN HIM IS NO SIN.  NO ONE WHO LIVES IN HIM KEEPS ON SINNING. NO ONE WHO CONTINUES TO SIN HAS EITHER SEEN HIM OR KNOWN HIM
(1 John 3:5-6).

Whom do you live to please—the Perfect Father or the father-of-lies?

To whom have you offered your life as a means to inhabit and control, this Christmas season—the Lord Jesus or the OLD MAN? What benefits do you reap, daily, from your choice?

PRAYER: Perfect Father, I desire to please You, during this holiday season. Therefore, I offer my life to You as a sacrifice, Lord Jesus. Come and live Your holy Life in my mind, heart, and spirit to please the Perfect Father through me.

Maintain an Awareness

If the desire to matter is not satisfied through the solid Framework of God’s Presence, from the inside-out, our hearts become a black hole that sucks everyone in, for the sole and soul purpose to receive accolades…praise…glory.

The Two Counsels

Your Father Rewards

BUT WHEN YOU PRAY, GO INTO YOUR ROOM, CLOSE THE DOOR AND PRAY TO YOUR FATHER, WHO IS UNSEEN.  THEN YOUR FATHER, WHO SEES WHAT IS DONE IN SECRET, WILL REWARD YOU.  AND WHEN YOU PRAY, DO NOT KEEP ON BABBLING LIKE PAGANS, FOR THEY THINK THEY WILL BE HEARD BECAUSE OF THEIR MANY WORDS
(Matthew 6:6-7).

 You have a Perfect Father in Heaven who cares about you this Christmas season. He sent the Holy Spirit—the Comforter—to live in you, so He could tell the Father what you need at all times. The Spirit intercedes for you in accordance with the Father’s Will.

IN THE SAME WAY, THE SPIRIT HELPS US IN OUR WEAKNESS. WE DO NOT KNOW WHAT WE OUGHT TO PRAY FOR, BUT THE SPIRIT HIMSELF INTERCEDES FOR US THROUGH WORDLESS GROANS. AND HE WHO SEARCHES OUR HEARTS KNOWS THE MIND OF THE SPIRIT, BECAUSE THE SPIRIT INTERCEDES FOR GOD’S PEOPLE IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE WILL OF GOD
(Romans 8:26-27).

Precious Child, come to Me, your Perfect Father, during this Christmas season.  When you pray, do not just babble empty words as if I do not listen to you and do not hear your heart. Instead, when you pray, unite with the Holy Spirit in you who is interceding for you according to My Will. Listen to the Words He is praying for you, so you may join Him in His prayer for you. Because you will be praying with Him according to My Will, every request you submit will be heard.  I, your Perfect Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.

AND I WILL PRAY THE FATHER, AND HE SHALL GIVE YOU ANOTHER COMFORTER, THAT HE MAY ABIDE WITH YOU FOR EVER
(John 14:16).

Are you aware of the Comforter in you—the Holy Spirit who intercedes for you according to God’s Will? Have you ever tuned in to His prayers and found out what they are all about?

If you want God to answer your prayers, you need to pray according to His Will. The Comforter knows His Will and He knows your heart. When you pray, become quiet, first…and listen. Find out how the Spirit is interceding for you, in your own heart. This might take some practice, but eventually, you will stop babbling and learn to hear the prayers of the Spirit. Then, join Him to pray according to God’s Will.

PRAYER: Perfect Father, thank you that You care about me, this Christmas. Thank you that I am not alone, but that You have sent me the Comforter to be in and with me, forever. Help me to listen to how the Spirit is praying for me, so I may join Him. Remind me, each time I pray, that it is not my many words that count, but the Words of the Comforter who is interceding for me according to Your Will.

Maintain an Awareness

If you would turn to the Desire of All Nations and receive the Love, Righteousness, and Purpose He has stored up for you in His Presence, you will be satisfied.

The Two Counsels

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The Kingdom of Light

 

IN WHOM THE GOD OF THIS WORLD HATH BLINDED THE MINDS OF THEM WHICH BELIEVE NOT, LEST THE LIGHT OF THE GLORIOUS GOSPEL OF CHRIST, WHO IS THE IMAGE OF GOD, SHOULD SHINE UNTO THEM
(2 Corinthians 4:4).

The father-of-lies is keeping many things hidden from you: God’s Truth, God’s Righteousness, and God’s Redemption.  It is the father-of-lies’ goal to keep you in darkness—to keep you meditating on his negative, destructive beliefs of abandonment, shame, rejection, and condemnation—so you would not share in the Kingdom of Light.  He hides everything God has to offer you, lest the Light of the glorious Gospel of Christ should shine on you this Christmas season.

GIVING THANKS TO THE FATHER, WHO HAS QUALIFIED YOU TO SHARE IN THE INHERITANCE OF THE SAINTS IN THE KINGDOM OF LIGHT.  FOR HE HAS RESCUED US FROM THE DOMINION OF DARKNESS AND BROUGHT US INTO THE KINGDOM OF THE SON HE LOVES
(Colossians 1:12-13 NLT).

The Perfect Father sent the Light of His Son to shine in your heart during this season of Glory; therefore, you do not have to live in darkness anymore. He has qualified you to share in the Kingdom of Light.

LIVING IN THE LIGHT, AS GOD IS IN THE LIGHT
(1 John 1:7).

Do you want to be rescued from the darkness that has been surrounding you? Then, it is your responsibility to stop having fellowship with the darkness. The darkness will not leave as long as you nurture the father-of-lies’ negative, destructive beliefs of abandonment, shame, rejection, and condemnation in your heart. But, if you expose these beliefs to the Light, you will see what the father-of-lies does not want you to see: God’s Truth, God’s Righteousness, and God’s Redemption.

How often do you have fellowship with the darkness—meditating on the negative, destructive beliefs of the father-of-lies?

Come and live in the Light, as God is in the Light. Come and share in the inheritance of the saints. Then, you will be rescued from the dominion of darkness.

PRAYER: Thank you Father that You have qualified me to share in the Kingdom of Light—the Kingdom of Your Son. Remind me, every day, that I do not have to live according to the negative, destructive beliefs of the father-of-lies, for You have rescued me from the dominion of darkness.

Maintain an Awareness

And after we have sucked others empty and they have nothing more to give, we turn to distraction and destruction to ease the excruciating pain that oozes from our hearts…because we still believe we do not matter.

The Two Counsels

Servants of Righteousness

NOW THE MIND OF THE FLESH [WHICH IS SENSE AND REASON WITHOUT THE HOLY SPIRIT] IS DEATH [DEATH THAT COMPRISES ALL THE MISERIES ARISING FROM SIN, BOTH HERE AND HEREAFTER]. BUT THE MIND OF THE [HOLY] SPIRIT IS LIFE AND [SOUL] PEACE [BOTH NOW AND FOREVER]
(Romans 8:6 AMP).

Capture that the human mind loves to reason without the Holy Spirit. However, reasoning without the Holy Spirit causes you to become a servant of unrighteousness, in your thoughts, in your actions, and in your purpose.

AND HAVING BEEN SET FREE FROM SIN, YOU HAVE BECOME THE SERVANTS OF RIGHTEOUSNESS (OF CONFORMITY TO THE DIVINE WILL IN THOUGHT, PURPOSE, AND ACTION)
(Romans 6:18 AMP).

 The Perfect Father is calling you with a holy calling, this glorious season, to become a servant of Righteousness—to conform to His Divine Will in your thoughts, your actions, and your purpose.

IN THE SAME WAY, THE SPIRIT HELPS US IN OUR WEAKNESS. WE DO NOT KNOW WHAT WE OUGHT TO PRAY FOR, BUT THE SPIRIT HIMSELF INTERCEDES FOR US THROUGH WORDLESS GROANS. AND HE WHO SEARCHES OUR HEARTS KNOWS THE MIND OF THE SPIRIT, BECAUSE THE SPIRIT INTERCEDES FOR GOD’S PEOPLE IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE WILL OF GOD
(Romans 8:26-27).

Beautiful One, to become a servant of My Righteousness in your thoughts, actions, and purpose, you need to allow the Holy Spirit to have His way in you. Listen carefully to the Voice of the Holy Spirit inside you and find out how He is praying for you, because the Holy Spirit intercedes for you, in you, and through you in accordance with My Will for you. Then, adapt your thoughts, actions, and purpose according to His prayer for you.

How might you become a servant of Righteousness in your thoughts, purpose, and actions, this Christmas Season?

PRAYER: Lord God, I desire to become a servant of Righteousness in my thoughts, actions, and purpose. Help me in my weakness to become sensitive to the reasoning of the Holy Spirit in me, so I may adapt my thoughts, actions, and purpose in accordance with Your Will. Help me to hear the Voice of the Holy Spirit when He intercedes for me, so I may adapt my prayers to match His and pray according to Your Will, as well.

Maintain an Awareness

The defense mechanism of blaming has been with us since the beginning of time.

The Two Counsels

Start Where You Are

NOW THE MIND OF THE FLESH [WHICH IS SENSE AND REASON WITHOUT THE HOLY SPIRIT] IS DEATH [DEATH THAT COMPRISES ALL THE MISERIES ARISING FROM SIN, BOTH HERE AND HEREAFTER]. BUT THE MIND OF THE [HOLY] SPIRIT IS LIFE AND [SOUL] PEACE [BOTH NOW AND FOREVER]
(Romans 8:6 AMP).

Capture that the human mind loves to reason without the Holy Spirit.  However, reasoning without the Holy Spirit leads to sin and death, both here and hereafter.  Reasoning without the Holy Spirit causes us to reject God’s intimate Presence and Participation in the innermost parts of our beings.

The Father lived IN the Lord Jesus, while He was here on earth. They shared the intimate Glory of Oneness. And then the Lord Jesus passed this Glory of Oneness on to us—to live in us and through us, while the Father lives in Him and through Him. Imagine that! The very same Oneness that Jesus enjoyed with His Father has been made available to us. To receive this Oneness, all you need to do is invite the reasoning of the Holy Spirit into your daily, moment-by-moment tasks, wherever you are, whatever you are doing.

THAT THEY ALL MAY BE ONE; AS THOU, FATHER, ART IN ME, AND I IN THEE, THAT THEY ALSO MAY BE ONE IN US…AND THE GLORY WHICH THOU GAVEST ME I HAVE GIVEN THEM; THAT THEY MAY BE ONE, EVEN AS WE ARE ONE
(John 17:20-22).

Blessed One, cultivate Oneness with Me. Start where you are.  Do not go and look for something big or different to do for Me.  Invite the reasoning of the Holy Spirit into the conclusions of your current situations and problems.  Do you have a child?  Invite the reasoning of the Holy Spirit into your frustration, when your child becomes irritable, during your Christmas shopping.  Do you have a husband or friend?  Invite the reasoning of the Holy Spirit into your feelings of abandonment, when your husband or friend ignores you, during this busy time of the year.  Do you have a co-worker?  Invite the reasoning of the Holy Spirit into your feelings of shame and condemnation, when your co-worker ridicules you for your mistakes.  Do you have an enemy?  Invite the reasoning of the Holy Spirit into your feelings of rejection, when your enemy accuses you.  You will find that this is no easy task.  But, this cultivates ONENESS WITH ME. This allows Jesus to live HIS LIFE in you, while I, the Father, live in Him.

THIS IS HOW GOD SHOWED HIS LOVE AMONG US: HE SENT HIS ONE AND ONLY SON INTO THE WORLD THAT WE MIGHT LIVE THROUGH HIM
(1 John 4:9).

How does this message of ONENESS with God challenge and change your thinking, this Christmas season?

PRAYER: Lord God, I want to receive Your Gift of Oneness; therefore, I lay down my own reasoning to allow the reasoning of Your Holy Spirit in me and through me, this Christmas season.

Maintain an Awareness

Our relationship with God is not just one-sided—us praying to God. When we pray, God also needs to talk to us…and He WANTS to.

The Two Counsels

Allow the Veil to Lift

NOW THE MIND OF THE FLESH [WHICH IS SENSE AND REASON WITHOUT THE HOLY SPIRIT] IS DEATH [DEATH THAT COMPRISES ALL THE MISERIES ARISING FROM SIN, BOTH HERE AND HEREAFTER]. BUT THE MIND OF THE [HOLY] SPIRIT IS LIFE AND [SOUL] PEACE [BOTH NOW AND FOREVER]
(Romans 8:6 AMP).

Capture that the human mind loves to reason without the Holy Spirit.  However, reasoning without the Holy Spirit leads to sin and death, both here and hereafter.  Reasoning without the Holy Spirit causes your mind to grow dull, hard, and calloused, so that you lose the power of understanding—of knowing the Truth. It causes a veil to cover your heart, so that you become trapped in your own perturbing perceptions of abandonment, shame, rejection, and condemnation.

IN FACT, THEIR MINDS WERE GROWN HARD AND CALLOUSED [THEY HAD BECOME DULL AND HAD LOST THE POWER OF UNDERSTANDING]; FOR UNTIL THIS PRESENT DAY, WHEN THE OLD TESTAMENT (THE OLD COVENANT) IS BEING READ, THAT SAME VEIL STILL LIES [ON THEIR HEARTS]
(2 Corinthians 3:14 AMP).

Dearest Child, how often have you wanted to save yourself from feeling forsaken, but you could not carry it out? How often have you wanted to rescue yourself from feeling condemned, but you could not perform it? How often have you wanted to free yourself from shame, but you could not succeed?

Know that you could not save yourself, because you were not able to experience My Presence. You were unable to perceive My Love for you. You could not see the Truth. Reasoning without the Holy Spirit places you in the grip of the OLD MAN deception—under the management of the father-of-lies.

THAT SAME VEIL STILL LIES [ON THEIR HEARTS] NOT BEING LIFTED [TO REVEAL] THAT IN CHRIST IT IS MADE VOID AND DONE AWAY. BUT WHENEVER A PERSON TURNS [IN REPENTANCE] TO THE LORD, THE VEIL IS STRIPPED OFF AND TAKEN AWAY
(2 Corinthians 3:14, 16 AMP).

But, there is a way out, Child. Whenever you turn to Me, Jesus Christ, when your heart feels forsaken, shamed, rejected, or condemned, the veil that covers your heart will lift. Whenever you turn to the reasoning of the Holy Spirit, the veil of deception—of not knowing the Truth—is stripped off and taken away.  During this moment, you will have a window through which you will experience My Presence and perceive My Love for you. You will know the Truth.

Will you allow the veil to lift from your heart, during this glorious season?

PRAYER: Savior, I wish to turn to You, this Christmas season, whenever I feel forsaken, shamed, rejected, or condemned, so You could lift the veil that covers my heart and dulls my understanding. May I look at myself, my family, and my circumstances, during this season, through Your window of Truth—through the reasoning of Your Holy Spirit.

Maintain an Awareness

If the way we meet the desire to be important is not through a deep, meaningful relationship with the Desire of All Nations, then wanting to be important becomes a race with no finish line.

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It Is the Season of Glory

FROM HIS ABUNDANCE WE HAVE ALL RECEIVED ONE GRACIOUS BLESSING AFTER ANOTHER
(John 1:16 NLT).

I bless you to prepare differently for this Christmas Season than you have for those in the past. Do not fill yourself with dread for these days, or rehearsal of what has been, or worry of what might be. Instead, allow the Everlasting Father to take you to a higher and deeper place…a new place—a place of Glory.  Let Him show you who He wants to be for you, during this season of His Glory. Fill the next month with reflections of PAST blessings from God, and with anticipation of FUTURE blessings from Him, as well.

FOR TO US A CHILD IS BORN, TO US A SON IS GIVEN, AND THE GOVERNMENT WILL BE ON HIS SHOULDERS. AND HE WILL BE CALLED WONDERFUL COUNSELOR, MIGHTY GOD, EVERLASTING FATHER, PRINCE OF PEACE
(Isaiah 9:6).

For you a Child is born.  To you a Son is given.  Invite His Government to govern your will, your thoughts, your emotions, your desires, and your nature, during this month. Allow His Counsel to show you Joy in your sorrow, Peace in your anxiety, and Hope in your despair. Connect with the Presence of the Everlasting Father when you feel alone and lonely, during this time of Glory.

Anticipate Mighty God’s blessings when you buy gifts, when you spend time with your family, and when you look at the beautiful Christmas decorations everywhere that celebrate His Glory.  Invite the King of Kings to rule in the circumstances of your life, during this season.  Allow Him to remove your animosity, your anger, and your disappointments from your heart and from your mind.  Ask the Wonderful Counselor to lead you into all Truth, in the midst of your circumstances.  Meditate on everything that is honorable, pure, and lovely.

Invite the Prince of Peace to make new memories for you, this month of December, and to remove the pain of old memories of years gone by.  Start new traditions as you allow His Light to shine into your heart.  From His Abundance, receive the many blessings the Everlasting Father longs to give you through His precious Son, the Christ.

Whose government is going to govern your heart this Christmas season: the government of the Lord Jesus, whose birthday you are celebrating, or the government of the father-of-lies?

PRAYER: Wonderful Counselor, I invite Your Government to govern my heart, Your Counsel to reign in my mind, and Your Peace to dominate my spirit, during this Christmas season. Thank you for all the blessings of past Christmas seasons. Help me to focus and look forward to all the new and special blessings You have in store for me, this year.

Maintain an Awareness

We did not realize it at the time, but during our childhood we made the most deterministic decisions of our lives.

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