With our prayers anything is possible. Yet prayer, when not done in a church setting, is a personal act. In the current Christmas season it’s important to supplement prayer with giving and helping those less fortunate then ourselves just as Jesus would do and did. While Christmas is about service at church and spending quality time with family, we must not forget the true essence of a good Christian, giving back to the community.
If we want to truly celebrate the birth and life of Christ we must follow in His path and footsteps, be kind to one another and give what we can. No matter the type of charity if is favorable in the eyes of the Lord. Our prayers encompass a much deeper meaning and spiritual essence when it is accompanied by actions that accompany that prayer.
When reflecting on how you can contribute and help those in your community, look back at the BLW International Day of Service. It’s a great example of how individuals and groups came together across the globe to spread the message of the Lord; giving.
This Christmas sit down with your friends, family, and loved ones and decide what contribution you will take upon yourselves this coming year. Be a part of the #CommunitySunday revolution. Whether it’s as part of your local Christ Embassy branch or individually, if you are volunteering and giving to other you’re spreading Gospel. Through that message other will be exposed to the glory of Jesus, directing them to divinity.
Dear heavenly Father, I thank you for the gift of your Son, Jesus. He lives in me in His fullness, and in Him I live, move and have my being. No challenge is big enough to weigh me down because I’m born of God and complete in Christ. I’m alive to God—spirit, soul, and body. There’re no impossibilities with me, for Christ is my sufficiency.
The Word in our hearts
The Lord Jesus is the Light of the world. He’s the Light that shines in darkness, and the Bible says the darkness comprehends it not (John 1:5). This same Light, according to our opening verse, has shined in our hearts, to give us light of the knowledge of the glory of God.
What does this mean?
The Word of God is light (Psalm 119:105); that light is in our hearts. That means no more darkness, no more confusion, and no more uncertainties in your life. There’s direction and purpose for your life, because you have the light of life: “…I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life” (John 8:12).
The eyes of your understanding have been flooded with light, so that you can know and understand the hope to which God has called you, and grasp the immensity of His glorious inheritance for you. Because the Word was born, and now lives in your heart, you can boldly declare that the life of God is in you; the strength of God is in you; you’re a success and a victor forever. Apart from being light, the Word is also truth: “…thy word is truth” (John 17:17). The truth lives in you. Oh, such glorious news! The truth is His light; the truth is His Word, and you’re walking in the truth. … This is part of the joy we celebrate at Christmas—the Word in our hearts, and its power in our lives!
I affirm that the Word of God is building me strong every day. I am growing in grace and in the knowledge of my Lord and saviour Jesus Christ. All things are possible unto me because my faith in the Word is effective. My spirit is open to receive instructions, correction, and reproved by the Word. As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants after the Word of God. Hallelujah! I am not where I used to be, God’s Word has gained the dominion in my spirit, soul, and body. Like the patriots of faith, the Word of God has made me a wonder to my generation. Hallelujah! I am not moved by what I see, feel or hear; I am only moved by the Word of God. I am living in divine health always. No weapon formed or fashioned against my body, bone or lungs, ministry, family, career shall ever prosper. There’s life in my career, ministry, family, bones, tissues, muscles, tendons and ligaments; I am alive unto God.
This is something to shout about. Keep saying it, don’t stop talking it. Remember, your mouth is the edge of a weapon.
Refuse to be quiet.
Blessed be God!