Monday, December 26, 2011

- Embrace Him as your greatest gift.

Every day, every moment. In Him we have been given the greatest gift of all! We were meant to treasure Him every day!

- Through salvation – First, have you embraced Him as your Lord and Savior? As we talked about in remembering what Christmas is about (above), we must each make sure we have personally embraced Jesus as our Savior. Romans 6:23 reminds us, “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Have you personally known Jesus in this way – by recognizing your sin and confessing it to Him, receiving His forgiveness, turning from that sin, trusting Jesus alone to save you, and giving your life to Him?

- Through all that He is – Secondly, after receiving Jesus as your Savior, are you embracing all that He is meant to be to you? Oh, friends! He is meant to be so real to us – to be everything to us! The more we will come to know our Jesus as the greatest gift, the more we will adore Him and the more Christmas will mean to us! Daily embrace Him in your heart - through time in His Word, prayer, walking through the day with Him… HE is what you are hungry for! Psalm 107:9 reminds us, “For He satisfies the longing soul, And fills the hungry soul with goodness.”

Treasure Him, adore Him, give to Him, and relish this time of His birth and all it means!

Have a blessed CHRISTmas season – and may it just be the beginning of a new year of focusing on, walking with, and loving Jesus!