For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace
Last night as our family attended our local church’s Christmas Eve services, we sang several of the Christmas songs.
As we were singing Away in a Manger, the 5th verse hit me in a different way than ever before.
Be near me, Lord Jesus
I ask Thee to stay
Close by me forever
And love me, I pray
Bless all the dear children
In Thy tender care
And take us to Heaven
To live with Thee there
Right now, I KNOW that I needed to hear that verse of the song.
We all need God to be close to us, forever.
How do we do that?
Well, one way is to be in constant prayer.
Give everything to God.
Yes, that means all of your worries and troubles.
If you are struggling financially give your finances to God, if you are struggling with a relationship, give it to God. If you are not sure which road to take (job offer, career direction, to be engaged, to have kids, you get the picture) give the decision to God.
Don’t stop with just giving it to God though, accept his guidance when he gives it to you.
Another way to be closer to the Lord is to spend time in his word.
Reading the Bible always helps me to connect with the good Lord. I also enjoy going to church. It seems like every time we go God fills my heart with another devotional. He encourages me to share his word with the world.
This brings us to our last one. Never be afraid to share God’s word with anyone and everyone.
Bless all the dear children In Thy tender care.
Who are God’s Children?
We know that Christ was God’s son whom he loves (Matthew 3:17). We also know that we are ALL his brothers and sisters (Luke 8:19-21). As long as we hear the word of God and do it.
I am always excited about Christmas time. The Celebration of Jesus’s birth, the Christmas lights, the family time, seeing the joy on others, shocking strangers in public by talking to them to say “Merry Christmas” (Lol)
Today I want to encourage you to tell everyone you meet, “Merry Christmas,” or “God Bless”, or “Christ is born”, or “God is Great”. You get the picture. Shout from the rooftops that today we celebrate the birth of a Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
Lord today we want to thank you for everything that you have ever blessed us within our lives! We thank you for giving us your son to show the world that you do know our pain. We thank you for being there for us when we need you. Lord today we pray that you Be near me, Lord Jesus I ask, Thee to stay, Close by me forever, And love me, I pray Bless all the dear children, In Thy tender care, And take us to Heaven, To live with Thee there
Will you pray with us?
Mankind throughout the world throughout our current situation
All Law enforcement and emergency response personnel
For all military personal serving our country and their families
Those in Leadership positions throughout the world