Jesus and Stuff... In His Word 11-19-2021


Jesus and stuff...

- In His Word 11-19-21

 As we prepare for the month ahead, I am setting a precedent of decorating in tasteful simplicity this year. There have been years when I went crazy with 7 trees and probably 70 lights on other years but this year, I just want to focus on the Jesus things around Christmas. Don’t get me wrong, my Christmas times past have always been Christ Centered since I was aware of it being a Reason for the Season.

During the recent years we have had to wonder if we were even going to gather as a group of friends and family because of restrictions put upon us. During all of this we have to remember that it is foremost for us to seek God and ask Him what to do for our celebration of His Birth.  Its not just about the gifts and the parties but it is about taking a moment or two and thinking on the things we know about Jesus.  We know about the birth and the miracle that came before Him, but what do we know about Jesus that we can put on ourselves as we walk in this coming month, in His presence?

So now I am giving you a new commandment: Love each other. Just as I have loved you, you should love each other.  Your love for one another will prove to the world that you are my disciples.” John 13:34-35

We can focus on being Jesus to those around us while we shop for gifts and decorations. How? By loving on the people around us with kindness and well if you don’t know then think on these things!

For you have been called to live in freedom, my brothers, and sisters. But don’t use your freedom to satisfy your sinful nature. Instead, use your freedom to serve one another in love.  For the whole law can be summed up in this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.” Galatians 5:13-14

Think about how we can be good to one another so that Jesus will say “well done my good and faithful servant.” Luke 16 tells us we ill be called to give an account when we stand before Jesus. Will we be accounted as one who looked for those who need the love of God, or will we be considered the one who judges those who do not live up to our expectations?

Think on that one for a bit because Jesus encourages us again and again to love one another as He loves us. His Word is full of His love and how to share it.

Love one another.

Help the widows,

Feed the hungry,

Save the children,

Share food, faith, forgiveness,

Be faithful to serve them,

Then trust Him to help.

These are the things that we and to be like Jesus, to do His will and celebrate His birth with peace and goodwill.

Have a great day, and ponder these thoughts cause only you know if He taught you or not.

 Be blessed, In Jesus’ name