Advent Day 19 O Holy Night

Today has been busy but ok, today my step-dad had passed 5 yrs ago and can be abit emotional for eveyone at our house. So far things havn't been too bad this year, but theres times you can sense it in the air and wonder if anyone might lash out or not. When things feel tough we should just fall to our knees and pray to God as He understands and has sent His Son on this Holy Night to comfort us in tough times.

Luke 2 mostly when talking about The Prophecy of Simeon is telling Joseph and Mary about the good things this child will do and say for all the world to know and needs. awesome how it's put in to song as well!

29 “Sovereign Lord, now let your servant die in peace,
as you have promised.
30 I have seen your salvation,
31 which you have prepared for all people.
32 He is a light to reveal God to the nations,
and he is the glory of your people Israel!”

O Holy Night

Fall on your knees, O hear the angel voices!

O night divine, O night when Christ was born!

In the midst of so much imperfection, the night Christ was born can be considered one of the most perfect nights ever in the history of mankind. God used difficult circumstances (travelling on a donkey with a very pregnant wife) and an uncomfortable location (not even a hotel room, but a barn with only a manger to sleep in) to bring His perfect and holy Son into the world. God could have easily made Jesus’ birth triumphant, but He chose not to.

The way God brought His son into the world is much the same way He works within our lives. Oftentimes God takes the imperfections in our lives and uses them to perfect us. God loves to transform physical and emotional scars and use them to grow us into stronger people. He also desires us to take what we learned from our imperfections and help others who may be struggling with the same things.

Jesus was a light to reveal God to all the nations, and we can reflect that same light as well. Don’t let your imperfections hold you back. Instead, allow God to use them to shape you into the person He designed you to be, which is a light in a dark world. Give God your weaknesses so that He can turn them into your greatest strengths.

Questions:

What weaknesses do you need to give God so that He can perfect you?

In what ways do you see yourself as being a light to reveal God’s truth to others?

My Answers:

I think maybe feeling mad at myself or others atimes how people presive me, or think they know my heart, I don't know, i guess believing the world I suck and am useless. I know I've revealed God's light through youth group, I spread it through social networks, this blog, talking to people, lending a hand, through church, bible studies, at work I have abit. Where ever God gave and gives me an opertunity to!

One thought on “Advent Day 19 O Holy Night

  1. Q: What weaknesses do you need to give God so that He can perfect you?

    A: My weakness is usually time management. I'm a work-a-holic at times and I need to manage that and make sure I take time for God every day.

    Q: In what ways do you see yourself as being a light to reveal God’s truth to others?

    A: I know I'm a light through my speech, my words, my actions on my site, in my job and around my community. I'm not perfect by all means, but I do share God and His love and His message of peace, hope, joy with others. Again, not always – but I do try.

     

    Now about you:

    I appreciate you so much and see that God uses you to spread His light and message with those you work with, those you come in contact with and your family. You are a beacon of hope! I'm so glad I know you and am proud of you! Praying for you often!

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