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Rob's Daily Devotions for Dec. 24-30

Friday, December 21, 2018 @ 2:56 PM Rob's Daily Devotions for Dec. 24-30 ATTENTION: Major social media outlets are finding ways to block the conservative/evangelical viewpoint. Click here for daily electronic delivery of The Stand's Daily Digest - the day's top blogs from AFA.

Rob Gardner Retired AFA Staff Member MORE


The Greatest Gift

For the grace of God has been revealed, bringing salvation to all people (Titus 2:11 NLT).

Just over 2000 years ago, God gave us the greatest gift of all time. It's a free gift to us, but was so very costly and cost Him the life of His Son and our Savior. Thanks be to God, as His plan is perfect.

Dear Father, thank You! Amen and Amen!

Tuesday—CHRISTmas Day

God Spoke Through His Prophet Isaiah

For a child is born to us,

a son is given to us.

The government will rest on his shoulders.

And he will be called:

Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,

Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

His government and its peace

will never end.

He will rule with fairness and justice from the throne of his ancestor David

for all eternity.

The passionate commitment of the Lord of Heaven’s Armies

will make this happen! (Isaiah 9:6-7 NLT).

God revealed the coming of Christ to the prophet Isaiah around 700 years before the birth of our Lord and Savior. Some say this is amazing, I say, no, it's God and His love for His people. The truly amazing thing is that He could love us so much that He would provide a way for each of us to enter into His presence.

Thank You, Lord God, for Your Son, Jesus Christ for without Him we would never be able to stand in Your presence. Through Jesus, we are made righteous. Your plan, Father God, is amazing, and You are truly worth our worship and deserve our praise. I pray that many will discover the saving grace of Jesus Christ, during this Christmas season. I ask and pray in His mighty name. Amen.


His Grace Surrounds Us

The Son radiates God’s own glory and expresses the very character of God, and he sustains everything by the mighty power of his command. When he had cleansed us from our sins, he sat down in the place of honor at the right hand of the majestic God in heaven (Hebrews 1:3 NLT).

The power, mercy, love, and grace of God came into our world in the form of a baby. Thanks be to God for sending His Son, to save us from ourselves.

Praise be to God, our Father! He saves us from our very selves. To Him we give all honor. In the name of Jesus, I pray and give praise. Amen.


The Word

So the Word became human and made his home among us. He was full of unfailing love and faithfulness. And we have seen his glory, the glory of the Father’s one and only Son  (John 1:14 NLT).

Jesus comes to us as we are, broken sinners, just as He came for the world on that first Christmas morning.

Christmas is more than a holiday. It's more than just a celebration. It is an event, in which, God showed the world His love. The wonderful plan of salvation was put in place. Thank you God!

Thank You, Lord God, You lived among us in human form, but You were God. You left Your throne and became one of us so that Your mighty plan might be fulfilled, not because You had too, but because You chose us as Your children. Thank You! We praise You! We love You, Lord. Amen.


The Very Power of God

God’s voice is glorious in the thunder. We can’t even imagine the greatness of his power (Job 37:5 NLT).

I don't think we take seriously the power of God. We tend to put Him in a "box" and don't let His power loose in our lives. We serve an amazing God, the Creator of all things, who knows every thought we have ever had, even before we thought it, and He loves us in spite of those thoughts.

The Creator wants a personal relationship with each of us, that is the reason for the season, Jesus came not to condemn the world but to save it. God became man and lived among us. He walked on this earth and experienced life just like us, except for one big difference, He was sinless. He was the perfect Lamb. Only a perfect sacrifice could be offered for the sins of the world. Jesus was that perfect Lamb.

God tells us that if we call on His name, all things are possible. Do we really believe that? Do we realize that we have the power of God in us? Do we even have a clue how much power we have, not in ourselves, but by God's powerful hand? I believe that we don't even have a clue to His greatness and we go through life not respecting what He has done in us or what He will do through us.

God has granted us eternal life, by doing that, we should know that anything is possible. It's all about how we use the gifts He has given us and finding what He has called each of us to do. He has a plan and the plan is perfect.

Today pray that God will use us for His glory and that His power will manifest in the good works that He has called us to do. TBTG [Thanks Be to God]!

Father God, use us for Your glory. We give You permission to do with us what You will and that Your mighty name will be glorified. We pray in Jesus' name, Amen.


It Is All About Jesus

God has united you with Christ Jesus. For our benefit God made him to be wisdom itself. Christ made us right with God; he made us pure and holy, and he freed us from sin (1 Corinthians 1:30 NLT).

God gave each of us the most incredible gift of all times by the gift of salvation through the birth, life. death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, the Messiah. Thank you, Lord!

Dear Lord, open the hearts of all people so that they might understand that it is all about You. We pray this in Your mighty name, Amen.


Prophecy Fulfilled

Hundreds of years before the birth of Jesus, God gave the prophet Isaiah this message:

All right then, the Lord himself will give you the sign. Look! The virgin will conceive a child! She will give birth to a son and will call him Immanuel (which means ‘God is with us’) (Isaiah 7:14 NLT).

It came to pass, Jesus Christ, the Messiah was born. He came to save all that would believe in Him.  

The question is: Is Jesus your Savior? Have you allowed Him into your heart?

Thank You for loving us so much, God, that You sent Jesus to save us and secure eternal life in heaven with You. Amen.

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