During the night and first thing this morning as I often was awakened from sleep, I came to the realization that it was Christmas Day, the first thought that came to me was a prayer of worship of thanks to our Father for the gift of my Savior!!! Awakened to worship and give thanks – oh it certainly gave my heart a tremendous sense of peace!!!
Jesus’ heart of love desires that we understand His heart for us as He said when He walked this earth of Himself:
“I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”
While that is very true, with Him being the way to victory life, He has different ways in which He moves us individually by His Holy Spirit at work in us. When we see a door close in someway in life, it is good to not distress over it, but rather take it to our Father because He may be redirecting us for a better way – a more divine way, perhaps a safer way. We see this in the story of the three wise men. When they were searching for the Christ child, they had inquired with King Herod about where the new King was born and he told them that while he did not know, that when they found Jesus, they were to come back and tell King Herod so that he could worship Him as well. His motive was the opposite though and He wanted to know where Jesus was to destroy Him. The Lord gave the three wise men discernment during a dream during the night warning of the danger in going back in the direction of King Herod. The three wise men could have let this change in plans greatly distress them because it was the way home familiar to them because of their experience in getting to where they were. However, while God closed that door for them, He opened up a new direction that led them safely to their home destiny without putting themselves and the mission of Jesus in enemy danger. I love that thought that our Father watches out for us and safeguards His people and the mission of Christ!!!
We are approaching a new year and while it may be a year with a new ending digit when writing the date, it may bring life to us the same in some ways and perhaps different in some ways. This we can know, with Christ in us, every moment we stay listening to His voice, He will guide us to divine life however He sees the best way!!! He assures us of this in His Word:
“Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, “This is the way, walk in it.”
“For it is God who works in us to will and act according to His purpose.”
Jesus is the Good Shepherd and He knows how to speak to His sheep (us of faith) to get through to us what we need to know. He is for us and if He is for us, nothing can be against us and win!!! Oh that thought just give me all kinds of Christmas joy and tremendous peace just as I had this morning when I was awakened to His voice gently saying “You have a Savior – give thanks.” Oh I think it was as the voice like that of the angel that spoke to the shepherds so many years ago when they were told:
“Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David, a Savior has been born to you; He is the Messiah, the Lord.”
May it comfort your heart this Christmas Day to have such comfort as filled my heart this morning and have the peace that as we move into the new year, our Father will get thru to us in just the right ways to guide us safely and divinely thru life as we pray, study His Word, listen to His Spirit speaking in us, listen to Godly counsel and watch as He guides circumstances as He did for the three wise men!!! Super blessed we are to have His holy presence with us always with His assurance “never will I leave you nor forsake you.(Hebrews 13:5) “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose.” (Romans 8:28)
God’s peace to you that Christ is in us as sufficient as this song says here, precious saints!!! Much love!!!