Christmas Reminders

Last week, I mentioned the prophecy about Jesus Christ in Isaiah – He is Immanuel – God with us.  I think we get stuck on warm fuzzy thinking of God being with us.  The reason Jesus came was to save people from sins.  There is nothing warm and fuzzy about sin.  I think we struggle admitting the ugliness of sin in our lives.  Maybe that is why we have so much grumpiness during this Christmas season.

I wonder if the remedy for negativity is admitting our sin and asking Jesus to forgive us.  We might have more joy to share with others. I think it is worth a try. 

Dear Heavenly Father, thank You that Jesus came to save us from our sins.  Please help us to admit our sin and ask forgiveness.  Thank You for the joy of being forgiven.

I pray this in Jesus’ name.

God is so good.

Thankfulness to Show the Gospel

I chose the gospel as my word for this year. This verse is part of the reason why. I am thankful that God saved me from my sins through the death of His Son, Jesus Christ. I want to live so others see how good God is. If people know the truth of Who God is, I believe we would see a drastic change in our world. The goodness of God overcomes the ugliness of sin.

Today I am thankful for the gospel and the difference it can make in our lives.

Dear Heavenly Father, Thank You for providing the gospel through Jesus Christ. Thank You for being so good. Please help me to show Your goodness to others. I want others to see Your goodness in my life. I praise Your name.

I pray this in Jesus’ name.

God is so good.