The meaning of Christmas revolves around the birth of Jesus Christ, our Savior, the Messiah! He is the Son of Man who came down from Heaven, believe it or not to follow the will of the Father. This time should be focused on something none other than Jesus and family. I certainly understand it can also be more challenging for some as close ones may not celebrate with us. But I’ve always told myself that I will continue to celebrate them in honor of Jesus.
Sometimes we can end up missing what God has in store for us once we seek of in a different direction. Let this New Year that’s soon approaching be the time where you say “no more” to doing things on your own and follow Him. Imagine having your food be like Jesus’ food which was living according to the will of the Father; carry out the plan of GOD that was intended to shake the world and put satan in his place once and for all. Indeed, Jesus’ point for coming here is saving us from our sinful nature even if we live a righteous life. We’ve been redeemed and can live like Him in sanctification to one Man even if that has to involve sacrificing something in your life. Faith is more significant than sacrificing.
He came down to make things right, just, and separate the sin from the righteous and of the world. All who come to Jesus are made right in the eyes of God. “We are made right with God by placing our faith in Jesus Christ. And this is true for everyone who believes, no matter who we are. For everyone has sinned; we all fall short of God’s glorious standard. Yet God, in his grace, freely makes us right in his sight. He did this through Christ Jesus when he freed us from the penalty for our sins” Romans 3:22-26 (NLT). “By canceling the record of debt that stood against us with its legal demands. This he set aside, nailing it to the cross” Colossians 2:14 (ESV).
Our lives of living holy, godly, faithful, and doing right can interwin with are sinful nature of being human, but do not forget we’ve already been forgiven all who believe in Him. “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life” John 3:16 (NKJV). Don’t let this Christmas be “that’s that until next year.” Have it be a time for celebration and togetherness to praise Jesus, Son of God, to follow Him. So many wonderful things He has yet to unravel for us. And for His time on earth was just the beginning, not the end. But the beginning of a name that shall be echoed throughout time and generations to come. He shall reign forevermore. Follow Him. Worship Christ the Lord.