Christmas Is…Day 5

Christmas is…

For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon His shoulder, and His name shall be called Wonderful Counselor… —Isaiah 9:6

This also comes from the LORD of hosts; he is wonderful in counsel and excellent in wisdom. —Isaiah 28:29

For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin. Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need. —Hebrews 4:15-16

Do you need to know Jesus today as your Wonderful Counselor? Colossians 2:3 tells us that in Christ “are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.” We can trust Him as our wise and wonderful Counselor knowing He can sympathize with our weaknesses and is listening when we cry out. Pour out your heart to Him today!

Rejoicing in Him!

Copyright ©2017, Susan Cady, susancady.com

 

Christmas Is…Day 4

Christmas is…

For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. ” —Isaiah 9:6

“Jesus answered him…Peace I leave with you. My peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Your heart must not be troubled or fearful.” —John 14:27

“Jesus answered them…I have told you these things so that in Me you may have peace. You will have suffering in this world. Be courageous! I have conquered the world.” —John 16:33

What is weighing heavy on your heart and mind today? Release it to the Prince of Peace and experience His peace that surpasses all understanding. (Phil. 4:7)

Rejoicing in Him!

Copyright ©2017, Susan Cady, susancady.com

Christmas Is…Day 3

Christmas Is…

But He was pierced for our transgressions;
He was crushed for our iniquities;
upon Hm was the chastisement that brought us peace,
and with His wounds we are healed.
All we like sheep have gone astray;
we have turned—every one—to his own way;
and the Lord has laid on Him
the iniquity of us all.
—Isaiah 53:5-6

He himself bore our sins in His body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By His wounds you have been healed. —1 Peter 2:24

For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, that He was buried, that He was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures. —1 Corinthians 15:3-4

Stand in awe and worship the King who has bore our sins that we might live! He has healed our broken places so that we might walk in freedom and in fellowship with the Father.

Rejoicing in Him!

Copyright ©2017, Susan Cady, susancady.com

Christmas Is…Day 2

Christmas Is…

Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign. Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall His name Immanuel. —Isaiah 7:14

But as he considered these things, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, “Joseph, son of David, do not fear to take Mary as your wife, for that which is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. She will bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus, for He will save His people from their sins.” —Matthew 1:20-21

In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of His grace, which He lavished upon us, in all wisdom and insight…—Ephesians 1:7

Jesus is Immanuel, God with us, who has saved us from our sins and brought forgiveness to us.

How often do we strive to perform and earn salvation based on our own works?

What are some of the ways you seek to earn God’s favor and forgiveness apart from Jesus?

Remember today the grace God has lavished upon you which has brought redemption and forgiveness to you in Christ alone!

Receive this gift—cease striving and know that He is God!

Rejoicing in Him!

Copyright ©2017, Susan Cady, susancady.com

Christmas Is…Day 1

Advent is a time of preparation. It’s a time to reflect upon and remember the first coming of Christ at His birth as well as anticipate His second coming when He will return. Each year I try to take time throughout December, in the midst of busy holiday activities, to still my heart, mind and body; and reflect upon and remember all that Christ’s birth has meant in my life.

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