by Tim Jackson
Today I am putting before you a challenge: Be special for the Lord! There are so many that are casual about everything, even the Lord. What if you would give the Lord your very best this Christmas? What He desires is your life. You haven’t called on Him yet as Savior? Why not today?
Secondly, those who know Jesus as Lord, why not step up your devotion to Him this Christmas and Holiday season? You could start with Bible reading and prayer-spend time with the Lord every day for the rest of the month by reading the Bible each day and praying for His will to be done each day (try reading the Christmas story each day found in Matthew 1 and 2)!
Thirdly, worship the Lord in corporate worship-simply put be in church! There are so many drifting from the Scriptural mandate of “forsaking not the assembling of yourselves, as the manner of some is” folks always have time for what is important to them: for example-hunting, they are in the woods at it; bowling-they are on the lanes throwing towards that coveted strike; shopping-they are in the malls or online ordering that special gift; you know what I mean don’t you?
What is important to you is in your schedule, is Jesus important to you? If you said yes, praise God! Now, show it by publicly worship of Him in church. What if the whole church were as faithful to God as you are? Would there even be a church here in a few weeks? Would the missionaries be supported? Would the children be ministered too? Would the sick and shut in be called on? Would the needy in the community hear the Gospel if your faithfulness was what got the Word out? Would any Gospel tracts be distributed if it depended on you and your zeal for Jesus Christ?
I am requesting of you to be special, special to the Lord by considering this article for your life this Christmas. Merry Christmas and a faithful worship of God by all that claim His name! After all, “Behold a virgin shall be with child ans shall bring forth a son and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is God with us.” Matthew 1:23
by Tim Jackson