Thursday, December 16, 2010

Don't Miss Jesus!

Jesus made His appearance here on earth in a very unassuming way.  The very Son of God, the One who would bring salvation to all who would accept Him, was born in the lowliest of places.  Jesus was born amidst the animals and placed in a manger (a feeding trough).  "And she gave birth to her firstborn Son.  She wrapped Him in cloths and placed Him in a manger . . . . ." (Luke 2:7)

Why did Jesus leave His throne in glory and make His appearance in such a lowly way?  He did it for you.  He did it for me.  He came to bring salvation to ALL mankind.  Yet, many did not notice Him.  Today, many do not notice Him.

Don't miss Jesus!  He isn't pushy.  He isn't loud but He is here.  If you have accepted His salvation, then He dwells within you and will never leave you.  "Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you." (Hebrews 13:5b)  Don't ignore Him.  Don't get caught up in the trappings of the holiday season.  Worship Him - the King of kings, the Lord of lords.

Don't miss Jesus this Christmas!  Be still.  Listen.  Worship.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Hearing God

Having trouble hearing God?  Maybe we just need to be still.  "Be still and know that I am God."  (Psalm 46:10)  If we are never still and quiet before the Lord, how can we expect to hear from Him?  Elijah did not hear God in the great and powerful wind, the earthquake or the fire.  He heard Him in a gentle whisper. (1 Kings 19)

If we are always in a turmoil or busy, busy "doing," we may miss what God is saying to us.  If we spend quiet time (being still before the Lord), in His Word and in prayer, we will hear Him.

He speaks to us through His Word at our point of need.  "The word of God is alive and active." (Hebrews 4:12)  Try spending some time in His Word, be still and listen - you will hear Him.