When I was at a prophetic conference a while ago, one of the Speakers asked everyone to choose someone nearby to pray with. We were to inquire of the Lord as to what season their partner was in; Summer, Winter Autumn or Spring. The speaker who organized this little exercise explained the purpose of doing this task was all about listening to the voice of the Lord, and then, to be willing to speak it out. It was an exercise not only about asking and receiving but being willing to share no matter what. A confidence building exercise so to speak.
As I was praying for a friend earlier this week, I saw a huge Santa Claus face, his mouth was moving but no thought or insight came, I wasn’t sure what was taking place or what I was to share. So, I shared what I saw. We both laugh and laughed. ‘Tis a season to be Jolly fa la la la la la la la la la,
During this festive season, there are lots of known celebrations such as Christmas Day, Hannukah (the Jewish festival of lights) and New Year. In Australia it is a season of gift giving and a time to be Jolly and have fun. To some that means catching up with family, special food and dressing in bright colors of red, green and white. To others it is all about Christmas lights/ house decorated with lights and ornaments, and last but not least singing Christmas Carols. No matter whether you are rich or poor it is as season that touches our lives and for Christians it is a time to remember and celebrate Jesus’ birth.
It is not Jesus’ actual birth date, but it is a time when we stand in adoration and remember Jesus left his place of privileged (beyond our understanding) and was born in a lowly stable as a human baby with a divine purpose. “Christ the saviour was born.” Even though it was a humble birth place, His birth did not go unnoticed, He was honored and given precious gifts by the three wise men.
To me seeing that larger than life face of Santa tells me God is with us, He sees us, He knows our comings and goings. In Psalm 121:1-8 “My help comes from the Lord, the maker of heaven and earth, indeed, he who watches over Israel (me and you) will neither slumber nor sleep, the sun will not harm you by day nor the moon by night, the Lord will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore.
No matter what is happening this Christmas, I hope we all stop for a moment to be grateful and to adore Jesus for all he has done. I encourage you to pray for your loved ones, and those you are sharing the festive season with. Ask the Lord if He has anything he would like you to tell each person you are praying for, (Listen, receive and give) ) Have yourself a very merry Christmas.
God bless you all. God bless you this Christmas season.