“But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and
easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and
without hypocrisy.” (James 3:17)
The Christmas season is upon us. Opportunities will abound for us to tell others about WHO Christmas is about. The question is, will we be ready?
Before we can tell others about Jesus our minds and hearts must be in sync with the Bible. To live above the lights and glitter of the season, we must remember that we are in a spiritual battle. Then we must remember who we are in Christ. Followed by our responsibilities as followers of Christ.
Then, we will be ready to take advantage of our opportunities to share about who Jesus is, why He came, and how those we witness to can accept Jesus as Savior and Lord.
SPIRITUAL TRUST (PROVERBS 3:5-6)
“Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.”
We will not succeed during the Christmas season unless we trust the Lord.
SPIRITUAL CLEANSING (1 JOHN 1:9)
“If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”
When we fail, and we will, we need to repent of our sin, and move on. God will still use us if we are willing.
I hope this has been a help and encouragement to prepare for this Christmas season.
Tom Stearns, WASI Chaplain, 907 715-4001