Thursday, December 25, 2014

The Day of Light

Celebrate don't fear, shout with joy don't mourn for the Light has come. The Savior of the world has been born. Hope break forth, Life has come into the world. Shout with Heaven and sing with the Angels. Glory to God in the highest, on earth peace and good will to all men.
Luke 2:9-11 KJV

"And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.  And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.  For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord."

The Hope, Jesus Christ, came to destroy the darkness in our life and set us free.
Luke 4:18-19 KJV

"The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised,    To preach the acceptable year of the Lord."

Amen, John 8:36 KJV

"If the Son therefore shall make you free, you shall be free indeed."

Father thank you for Loving the world, that you gave your Only begotten Son that whoever believes in Him will have everlasting life. In Jesus Amen.
Merry Christmas.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

2nd Day of Light

It's almost Time... Heaven is anticipating, a hush is in the air, celebration is about to break out, as the Angels choir gets ready to sing a new song. The star is about to announce the Gift of God wrapped in flesh. Mary's contractions are closer and the Promise is ready to spring forth. The sheep are sleeping and the shepherds resting. Something is in the air. Light is about to break forth. Life is ready to show the Love, of the Father, to a lost and dying world. He who knew no sin will become our redeemer, Jesus, the Savior, Emmanuel, God with us. Oh glorious Day...salvation is at hand.
Matthew 1:23 KJV
"Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us."
Father thank you for the Greatest gift of Love, your Son, your beloved, our everlasting life and hope, in Jesus name Amen.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

3rd Day of Light

Ok ladies, you probably can image this a lot better than us guys. Mary in her 9th month just arrived in Bethlehem, after a 90 mile trip, on the back of a donkey. Now they cannot find a place to stay, it's cold and she is starting to have labor pains. What a predicament to be in and it all started from the Angel Gabriel speaking a word from God to Mary. I wonder if Mary ever second guessed her response to Gabriel,
Luke 1:38 KJV
"...Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it unto me according to thy word. And the angel departed from her."

She might not have known everything involved, but she trusted her God. God does not choose us so we can fail, but to be vessels that He can receive all the glory and honor from. She also believed Gabriel when he Said,   
Luke 1:37 KJV
"For with God nothing shall be impossible."

When we decide to except and follow Jesus, he didn't illuminate your whole life from start to eternal life, but promised to always be with you and His word would be a light to the path.
Psalms 119:105 KJV
"Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path."
Father we will trust you to lead us by your Word and Spirit. Nothing is to difficult for you if we will just believe the Light leading us each day in Jesus Christ Amen

Monday, December 22, 2014

4th Day of Light

Ok as we have been doing this 12 days of Light devotional, probably the last 3 to 4 days Mary and Joseph have been traveling a harsh and rough road to Bethlehem. It is estimated from Nazareth to Bethlehem to be about 90 miles and most of the trip is uphill and downhill, thieves and wild animals. Mary in her ninth month pregnant riding on a donkey 10 miles a day would be pushing it. Traveling in the winter in the desert would have been cold during the day and freezing at night with the probability of a lot of rain. God the Father did not make it easy for His Son to come into this world . Neither was it easy for Mary and Joseph who received the Word from God, to carry it out faithfully. Yet we today are so distracted by difficulties, getting our eyes off of God and the Word that he has spoken to us. THE Light needs to come forth, lives need to be changed and this world needs to be saved. Are you willing to be faithful with the Light that is in you?

Luke 2:4-5 NKJV
Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and lineage of David, to be registered with Mary, his betrothed wife, who was with child.

Father help us today to be faithful just as Joseph and Mary were faithful to carry out the word that was in them, that you had spoken to them by the power of the Holy Spirit, Amen.

Sunday, December 21, 2014

5th Day of Light

As I watched our children's program today at church for Christmas it reminded me of what Jesus said," Suffer the little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for to such belongeth the kingdom of heaven." Jesus came as a baby. Babies and children have a way of drawing crowds. They bring joy and laughter and love. Children seem to light up a room, just as Jesus became a light to this world, with his love. That little baby in the manger brought joy to Joseph and Mary, the shepherds, the wise men and to everyone that came in contact with him.  Let him light up your world with joy and make a difference to those around you.
Father thank you for the light and the joy of Jesus Christ. Thank you for shining through us into this world in Jesus name Amen.

Saturday, December 20, 2014

6th Day of Light

As I prepare myself for worship tomorrow, I begin to remind myself of what a great God and awesome God we serve. Because of his light I have life and I have it more abundantly Jn 10:10. Thank you Jesus our awesome Creator and Lord, for coming to this earth and redeeming mankind. You created the universe, the stars, the planets and all that we can see and not see, we give you praise. You are Infinite and Majestic, but you took time, to take on the form of a servant. You suffered for us to set us free.
John 8:36 NKJV

Therefore if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed.

Father thank you for the freedom, Jesus thank you for paying for freedom, Holy Spirit thank you for keeping us free in Jesus name Amen

Friday, December 19, 2014

7th Day of Light

So here is our quandary. Light came into this world, and the world has been trying to extinguish it for over 2 thousand years. Hasn't always been that way. Because the Light is the Word, the Son of God. He made this world, but this world was deceived by Satan through man. But the Light can't be put out. So Satan through a fallen world tries to deceive us by self gratification and lust for more, thinking that God is holding back enlightenment and pleasures we deserve. Same lie to Eve and Adam. Move God aside man will destroy himself. Give man Xmas you make him believe there is no true meaning or hope in life. Hide Christ, "man assumes self-pleasure (mas). But without the Babe there is no cross, no empty tomb and no eternal life. Are you deceived or do you see the Light.
I John 1:5-7 NKJV
This is the message which we have heard from Him and declare to you, that God is light and in Him is no darkness at all. If we say that we have fellowship with Him, and walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth. But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin.
Father redeem us from our sin and our own self gratification. Gives us the light of your love through Jesus your Son. Amen