Happy Christmas Eve and Merry Christmas!
I spent an hour on YouTube hand selecting these four unbelievable Christmas videos. I hope you enjoy them!
Todays Inspirational Message
Bethlehem: The Symbol of God’s Attraction to Humility
I chose this last video because Bethlehem is the symbol of Christmas that is most alive in my heart today. It blows my mind, that God did not chose the prominent city of Jerusalem for His grand entrance into humanity. He chose the lowly village of Bethlehem.
Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the reign of King Herod. About that time some wise menfrom eastern lands arrived in Jerusalem, asking, “Where is the newborn king of the Jews? We saw his star as it rose, and we have come to worship him.”
King Herod was deeply disturbed when he heard this, as was everyone in Jerusalem. He called a meeting of the leading priests and teachers of religious law and asked, “Where is the Messiah supposed to be born?”
“In Bethlehem in Judea,” they said, “for this is what the prophet wrote: ‘And you, O Bethlehem in the land of Judah, are not least among the ruling cities of Judah, for a ruler will come from you who will be the shepherd for my people Israel.’”
King Herod was offended. All of Jerusalem was offended. Because the Son of God was born in the LOWLY village of Bethlehem.
Bethlehem symbolizes God’s attraction to humility. He manifests His glory to the humble people of the world.
I believe that God is searching for a place where His Son may be manifested in the earth today. If cities were HEARTS, would your heart replicate the humble conditions of Bethlehem on that very first Christmas night?
The following two verses are two of my favorite verses in the entire Bible.
Isaiah 57:14-15 And it will be said: “Build up, build up, prepare the road! Remove the obstacles out of the way of my people.” For this is what the high and exalted One says—he who lives forever, whose name is holy:
“I live in a high and holy place,
but also with the one who is contrite and lowly in spirit,
to revive the spirit of the lowly
and to revive the heart of the contrite.”
God is eternally attracted to humility. It is the force that drives his love! Through humility, God’s love was manifested to mankind! His glory rises in humble places, to humble people.
On this Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, take some time to meditate on the words of this message. Ask God to give you the heart and spirit of ancient Bethlehem. Break the trance of pride. Stop complaining about financial tightness and other irritating challenges Appreciate the things that money can’t buy! Remember my facebook status from Thursday:
Last min gift idea: the things that $$ cant buy like mercy & forgiveness, appreciation & honor… give LOVE-it’s free!
There is still time left, to make this the greatest Christmas of your life! Let all the rushing halt before the awesome reality of this holy moment.
I just finished praying for you (with tremendous passion), hoping you really feel the difference. Please leave your comments here on this blog site so that we will always have a record of your beautiful additions.
Make this the greatest Christmas Eve and the Merriest Christmas! Do something FUN, it’s the Christmas season, remember?
With much love…
Dream Big, Live Bold, and Make the Difference!