Just a simple thought today.
Our Adversary majors in 3 things:noise,hurry & crowds. If he can keep us engaged in "muchness" & "manyness," he'll rest satisfied. --- Richard Foster
In our LOVE MORE ... EXPECT LESS. series I asked our people yesterday to think about their funeral. Will people at your funeral know that you have prepared for that day? Most people, including Christians, are not living life like it is all about Jesus. We live like it is all about us.
If we were to unwrap the Christmas gift God has for us, we will not find ourselves inside the gift. Jesus is the gift, and He is what this season and life is all about.
Let's live like it is all about Jesus.
James 4:14 (nlt) --- How do you know what your life will be like tomorrow? Your life is like the morning fog—it's here a little while, then it's gone.
We talked about the shepherds and the wisemen who went to visit Jesus. Their time with Jesus began with and ended with worship. Shouldn't our celebration be the same.
Matthew 2:11 (nasb) --- After coming into the house they saw the Child with Mary His mother; and they fell to the ground and worshiped Him. Then, opening their treasures, they presented to Him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh.
The wisemen worshipped, gave and were in awe of God.
Luke 2:20 (nasb) --- The shepherds went back, glorifying and praising God for all that they had heard and seen, just as had been told them.
The shepherds were overcome with everything. It made them worship.
It's all about Jesus. Let's worship Him and live life is all about Jesus!