Posts from December 2023

Posts from December 2023

A Light Unto My Path – Hope In The Manger | Day 5

Day 5: A Light Unto My Path – Hope In The Manger Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. Psalm 119:105 (KJV) Reflection: This psalmist’s declaration aligns with the role of Jesus as the living Word. His teachings, like a lamp, illuminate our steps and guide us on the right path. In the complexities of life, His word provides clarity and direction. Illustration: Think about walking on an unfamiliar trail at night. A…

Full of Grace and Truth – Hope In The Manger | Day 4

Day 4: Full of Grace and Truth – Hope In The Manger … full of grace and truth. John 1:14b (KJV) Reflection: In Jesus, we see the perfect balance of grace and truth. His life and teachings provide us with the ultimate example of how to live, showing mercy and love without compromising the truth. This blend of grace and truth is essential in our walk with God and with each other. Illustration: Imagine a teacher who not only instructs…

His Name Shall Be Called Wonderful – Hope In The Manger | Day 3

Day 3: His Name Shall Be Called Wonderful – Hope In The Manger For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6 (KJV) Reflection: Isaiah’s words paint a vivid picture of the Messiah’s identity and mission. Jesus is not just a great teacher or prophet; He is Wonderful,…

The Light in the Darkness – Hope In The Manger | Day 2

Day 2: The Light in the Darkness – Hope In The Manger And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not. John 1:5 (KJV) Reflection: In a world often clouded by despair and sin, Jesus stands as the unyielding light of hope and truth. His presence dispels darkness, bringing clarity and direction to our lives. This light is not just a beacon; it’s a transformative power that changes everything it touches. Illustration: Imagine being lost in a…

The Word Became Flesh – Hope In The Manger | Day 1

Day 1: The Word Became Flesh – Hope In The Manger And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth. John 1:14 (KJV) Reflection: In this verse, the miracle of Christ’s incarnation is beautifully encapsulated. God, in His infinite wisdom, chose to send His Son to become fully human while remaining fully divine. This act of love bridges the…

Walking by Faith – Accountability and Eternal Reward | Day 5

Day 5: Accountability and Eternal Reward For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad. 2 Corinthians 5:10 (KJV) Reflection: 2 Corinthians 5:10 speaks of the judgment seat of Christ, where believers will be held accountable. This isn’t a judgment of condemnation but of reward. It serves as a motivating reminder to live each day…

Walking by Faith – the Substance of Hope | Day 4

Day 4: the Substance of Hope Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. Hebrews 11:1 (KJV) Reflection: Hebrews 11:1 provides a profound definition of faith – it is the assurance, the substance, of things hoped for, the conviction in the evidence of things not seen. This faith is not wishful thinking; it’s a confident assurance in God’s promises. It challenges us to look beyond our current reality and trust in the unseen…

Walking by Faith – Our Eternal Dwelling | Day 3

Day 3: Our Eternal Dwelling In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. John 14:2 (KJV) Reflection: In John 14:2, Jesus assures us of a place prepared for us in His Father’s house. This promise is not just a comfort; it’s a radical reorientation of our life’s focus. It beckons us to live with a sense of purpose and hope, knowing that our…

Walking by Faith – The Sight of Faith | Day 2

Day 2: The Sight of Faith (For we walk by faith, not by sight:) 2 Corinthians 5:7 (KJV) Reflection: 2 Corinthians 5:7 succinctly encapsulates the Christian journey – a walk of faith, not sight. This faith is not a blind leap into darkness; it is a confident step in a direction dictated by God’s promises. As we navigate life’s uncertainties, this verse assures us that our faith is grounded in the steadfast character of God, not the shifting sands of…

Walking by Faith – Embracing Our Temporary Dwelling | Day 1

Day 1: Embracing Our Temporary Dwelling For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. 2 Corinthians 5:1 (KJV) Reflection: This verse beautifully illustrates the transient nature of our earthly existence, comparing it to a temporary tent. It reminds us that our physical bodies and earthly lives are not permanent, but merely a prelude to something far more glorious and…
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