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Wednesday, December 11, 2019

For Unto Us A Child Is Born

Isaiah 9:6 (ESV)
For to us a child is born,
    to us a son is given;
and the government shall be upon his shoulder,
    and his name shall be called
Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,

    Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
For unto us a Child is born
A Son is given
A Son is given
For unto us a Child is born
A Son is given
A Son is given
The Messiah
Oh to see Him
To see Him high and lifted up
Shining in the light of Your glory
Pour out Your power and love
As we sing Holy Holy Holy
For unto us a Child is born
A Son is given
A Son is given

The Christmas season is all about looking to the coming Messiah through the perspective of remembering Jesus’ first entry into our world as a human being. However, we always have the Spirit with us because Jesus the babe was born and came to save us.

I love the line from the “The Messiah oh to see him.” I believe this is the quest of every follower of Jesus, is to see him. However, to have eyes to see Christ, we must tune our whole lives to that desire.

Often times, we think if we simply attend Sunday services, find a small group, or have morning prayer that we are completely living a life seeking Jesus. And yes, those are great places for finding God in one’s life, but they are not entire picture, especially when they simply become routine. A life seeking Christ is a life of discipline and intentionality – both of which are very good things.

When we want to have eyes to see Jesus, we also must tune our hearts to do so and allow God to rid of us distractions. Distractions come in the form of stress, fear, unrighteous anger, bitterness, harshness, obsession. These are human responses to life and cloud our eyes to seeing Jesus clearly. Only God can remove these unhealthy emotions and by turning to him is the way he cleans your lenses.

Challenge your self  today to take on another form of seeing Christ in your life. You can begin by adding one more element to your life of discipleship. Maybe it’s committing to listening to Christian music on each commute to and from work. You might add a quiet time routine to your day. Perhaps it is connecting with another Christian periodically for the purpose of growing in your walk. You might want to add some different prayer practices to your routine, or volunteer regularly at a local charity or your church.

Dear Lord, help us to only have eyes to see You. Help us find ways to connect with You throughout our day, because Lord we desperately need You. In the Name of Jesus, Amen.

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