“I AM the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.“ (John 8:12)
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I love the way Eugene Peterson translates the familiar Romans 12:1-2. Read slowly and soak it in!
This song, He Is, by Aaron Jeoffrey, came out a few years ago. It takes us from Genesis to Revelation, naming Christ as Scripture reveals Him. It doesn’t matter how often I hear this study, whether sung or spoken, I relate to John the Baptizer when he was still a baby in his mother’s womb. The Lord Jesus, also an unborn child–Lord of Heaven submitting Himself to dependence upon the nurture of a woman He created–entered John’s presence. So overwhelmed and filled with JOY with the revelation of the LORD, John “leaped in her womb; and Elizabeth was filled wit the Holy Spirit.”
He is Jesus the Messiah, now and for the rest of eternity clothed in the flesh He created, so we can be one with Him, “members of His body, of His flesh and of His bones.” When we focus on Him, who He is, we connect, spirit to Spirit, we are filled with the Holy Spirit (and maybe even do some leaping!)
Click the link for this song, and take a few moments to worship and meditate. It never grows old, especially as we celebrate the miraculous birth of this God we worship come in the flesh.
Luke 1:41; Ephesians 5:30;
- Patricia Tillman
Now to Him who is able to keep you from stumbling,
And to present you faultless
Before the presence of His glory with EXCEEDING JOY!
To God our Savior,
Who alone is wise,
Be glory and majesty
Dominion and power,
Both now and forever. Amen!
(Jude 1:24-25, NKJV)
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That little Baby, born from the blood and water of a woman’s womb, helplessly lying in a manger…
The GOVERNMENT is on that Baby’s shoulders. Not just the governments of our world, but all of heaven and earth.
He is the ultimate leader. He is our leader.
WONDERFUL, COUNSELOR, MIGHTY GOD, EVERLASTING FATHER, PRINCE OF PEACE!
Take a moment–or a week–to grow in relationship with and reverence for Jesus. Prayerfully consider how Christ manifested His leadership in your life this year in the following characteristics:
You may feel free to write some of your praise below, or share with a friend or spouse.
Lord Jesus, as You increasingly conquer my heart with Your loving government of truth, may I increasingly lead as an extension of Your government in my sphere of influence…