I’ve fought hard against having a pre lit tree. I mean how could anything measure up to me putting row upon row on the tree. I love lights! But this new tree has 2,000 cluster lights. It’s on fire! I’m in love! Last night I finally got the ornaments out with the help of some wonderful “elves”. And they all just shine with the lighting. The area of the tree absolutely glows.
Oh beloved, I know you may have decided not to even put a tree up this year. It’s a lot of trouble and it’s just you. You need to know this morning that the Lord wants to light up your life even on this Christmas season. He wants to put the glow back in your heart. And He wants to give you fresh fire within so that you can shine again, like when you first knew Jesus.
Today is not your day to quit shining or quit hoping. This is your day to live above your natural self. It’s not hard to do this, but it’s impossible without the Light of Christ within you. It’s like firing up an old heater. First the pilot must be lit. That’s you praising the Lord for everything in spite of it all. Praise fires up the coldest system. And as you praise Him in spite of what isn’t you will begin to feel the glow of what is – Christ in you the HOPE of glory! Go ahead and ask Him to “set a fire down in y our soul”.
Release your disappointments to Him. Give it all to Him. And then ask Him to fill those blank spaces with His fire of Holy Spirit. It doesn’t matter to Him if you put a Christmas tree up. But it does matter to Him if you feel bah humbug instead of joy. Let Him take you higher because the view in the Spirit is so much better than the view down below. Let Him take your life and make it glow like the tree!
God loves you and He’s for you. Someone may be saying “don’t you think that’s enough of that?” But God is not content to let you have a form of Christmas without the joy. Nor is He content to let you have a form of religion without Christ’s best! Run to Him this morning and thank Him for Holy Spirit working within you. And shine like you are meant to, in the Light of God’s Spirit of love, peace and joy!
2 Corinthians 4:6 For God, who said, “Let there be light in the darkness,” has made this light shine in our hearts so we could know the glory of God that is seen in the face of Jesus Christ.
Luke 12:32 Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.
Daniel 12:3 Those who are wise will shine as bright as the sky, and those who lead many to righteousness will shine like the stars forever.
Romans 12:11 Never lag in zeal and in earnest endeavor; be aglow and burning with the Spirit, serving the Lord. AMP
Isaiah 60:1 Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the LORD has risen upon you.