Preparing for Christmas
Are you preparing your house for Christmas? Did you Have you decided what you’re going to have for Christmas dinner and who you’re going to invite?Have you decided what you are going give to your family and friends for Christmas gifts? Do lights, decorations, carols, shopping and wrapping gifts fill your mind this time of year and make Christmas what it is to you?
Remember; It is the celebration of Jesus Christ’s birth.When I attended birthday parties for others during my childhood years the person who had the birthday got all the presents. The most those who were invited expected was some cake and ice cream. We just went to share their fun and give them gifts.
Have you prepared your Spirit to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ? We often spend so much time preparing things for Christmas that we forget about preparing our spirit to worship the Lord Jesus Christ. I don’t mean the worlds idea of the Christmas Spirit like the ones in Charles Dickens story… Good will toward men.
Really God’s word for the “Spirit of Christmas” is “GRACE” and that only comes through the Holy Spirit working in our spirit to produce good will toward men in us. (John 1:14)And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.
To Prepare your spirit for Christmas first of all you must have the Spirit of God dwelling in you… You must be born of the Spirit.
(John 3:5)Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.
6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit..