The Love of Jesus
Is Greater Than Anything on Earth!
“Oh Come Let Us Adore Him, Christ The King!” This fourth week of Advent is saturated with love. It is the love that Jesus has for you every moment of your life. It is the love that brought Him to this earth in a lowly manger. It is the love that took Him to the cross to die for you. It is the love that will bring Him back to earth again. It is the love that has prepared many mansions in heaven for those who love Him. This is the love of profound width and length and depth and height. This is the love that is yours if you choose to follow Him.
Where Do You Seek Love?
Often in life the search for love takes you to all the wrong places and connects you with all the wrong people. Many of us are challenged with issues of rejection, abandonment, betrayal and abuse. When such heart issues (and it is always a heart issue) are not dealt with at the root cause, they continue to send out symptoms throughout your life into every relationship you have.
Just remember, Jesus Christ came to this earth and took on a human life. He walked out His Father’s will all the way to the cross to set you free and provide eternal salvation and life in Him. Such love! During this Christmas week take time to seek Him. If you have never accepted Jesus as your Lord and Savior, do it now. If you are a Christian yet you are living beneath your Kingdom heritage, fully relinquish your heart to Him this week. His love for you is real. It will fill every broken and empty place in your heart.
How Much Are You Willing to Give?
Truly walking with the Lord is an all or nothing venture. You cannot have one foot in the world and one in the Kingdom. To claim the promises of God’s Word you must commit to walk in His ways.
What part of your life are you holding onto so tightly? What desires are you choosing not to turn over completely to Him? He wants all of you, not just what you want to share. After all, He died for you. Reread that a few times. He died for you. What are you withholding from the One who gave His life so you could live?
It cannot be said enough that we live in treacherous times. Are you willing to play with your relationship with the One who loves you unconditionally? Is some human desire you have worth tarnishing the most important relationship you will ever have?
The Lord Is Come!
This week we celebrate the coming of Jesus Christ as a baby. We also joyfully anticipate His coming again. When He first came to earth there was no room at the Inn for His family so He was born in a manger. If He returned today, is there room in your heart for Him? Or, must He seek a different place to dwell? Make room in your heart this Christmas for Him. Let Him take up residence there now and forever.
He waits for you. Ask Him fully into your heart. It does not matter what you may have done. Talk to Him. Tell Him you are heartily sorry for any transgressions. Tell Him that you wish from this day forward to let Him direct your footsteps. Let Him be your Christmas miracle!
I wish you and your family and friends a most blessed Christmas filled with His love and grace. Whatever your circumstances thank Him for the blessings you do enjoy. God bless you and keep you under the shadow of His wings this week and always!
Quotes To Ponder This Week
“Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends. You are My friends if you do whatever I command you.” ~Jesus, John 15:13-14
“Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men!” ~Luke 2:14
“…that Christ may dwell in your hearts through; that you being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the width and length and depth and height-to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.” ~Ephesians 3:17-19
“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is not law. And those who are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit. Let us not become conceited, provoking one another, envying one another.” ~Galatians 5:22-26
“But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.” ~Hebrews 11:6
“’Twas a humble birthplace, but O how much God gave to us that day, from the manger bed what a path has led, what a perfect, holy way. Alleluia! O how the angels sang. Alleluia! How it rang! And the sky was bright with a holy light-‘twas the birthday of a King.” ~William H. Neidlinger, Daily Whispers of Blessing, 2014, Barbour Publishing, Inc., Day 359
A Prayer Request
Thank you for your continued faithfulness to pray. Please keep all who serve our country, our diplomatic corps, our servicemen and women and their families in prayer for salvation and safety. They are our front-line on the battlefield, let us be their front-line in the spirit. Also, let us cover all who have come home wounded that they and their families will receive the kindness, help and support they need to go forward in their lives. May the Lord bless them and keep them safe.
Pray for all throughout the world for hedges of protection against radical Muslim extremists and all forms of terrorism. We have long prayed for spiritual victory over radical Islam in Esther’s Warriors Ministry. We now see the reality of this threat come to the forefront in this time in world history.
Please pray for all in authority over us, for the full truth to come forth concerning Benghazi. We as Americans and the families of those murdered in Benghazi deserve to be told the truth. Pray that God will open doors to let the truth on all that has been hidden flow for all of us in this United States of America! The truth shall keep us free.
Pray for peace in Israel. Pray for the peace of Jerusalem. Pray for Christians throughout the world who face violence and death for their faith.
May God richly bless the United States of America, bring to light every single crooked place and keep her safe. May we arise united once again as One Nation Under God in this auspicious season in our country’s history. We continue to pray for truth to prevail as we saturate this country in prayer and stand for all that is right in America and for all of us who call ourselves American. These are treacherous times and now more than ever we must maintain our walk. Fail not in this hour. #Pray for America.
Please Join Me in Prayer
Father God, We thank You for sending Your Son Jesus Christ to set us free. As we await His coming, cleanse our hearts of every evil work. Heal every cooked place in each of our hearts. Wash us white as snow. Prepare our hearts to receive Him fully and welcome Him as Lord of our lives. Renew a steadfast spirit in each of us. Let love overflow in each of our spirits and spread exponentially to all we encounter. Empower us to walk in Your love and to take Your love to a dark and dying world. Great is Your faithfulness, oh God! We thank You that You keep Your hand on America. Forgive our sin and heal our land that we will remain One Nation Under God. We pray this in Jesus’ mighty name. Amen and Amen.