Christmas Gift

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I am not a shopper. I do everything to avoid going to malls, stores, anything with retail just bothers me. I like to go to sprouts, Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods.

I went out this year with Pastor Yvonne. It was horrifying to say the least. I am just messing with you. It was challenging at first because I was so full of B S beliefs systems around shopping, malls, lots of people bumping into you.

The whole time I just kept thanking God because He supplies. God is the greatest giver of all. Our God is the greatest gift giver because He is the gift.

I was standing with a group of men while the women were shopping and someone brought up how hard it is to shop for women. One guys says yes, he did not like shopping anymore for his wife because she never really likes his gifts, she would give them away.

How would you feel if someone was so excited to give you a great gift and you open it up and they are all excited but you the receiver of the gift are not really happy. You are overjoyed. You look at the gift and just look at them and the gift at them and just move on to something else. You don’t care really about the gift. You missed the heart of the gift giver.

Jesus is the giver of gifts, He is the gift. So many people do not unwrap the Jesus gift but look at and here is where the BS comes in. People are so filled with BS belief systems they think this gift will take away their fun. They put this gift to the side so they can do and be how ever they want to be. Day after day , month after month, year after year God presents us with this Amazing Gift the question is what do we do with it? How does this gift affect my life now?

“Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Listen carefully, the virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and she will call his name Immanuel (God with us).”
ISAIAH 7:14 AMP

We are people who obviously need signs. We wrap up pretty shiny gifts with bows and ribbons to show a sign that this is a gift. A present.

So many people do not understand the power and purpose of this most Amazing Gift. When you do not really understand something you will avoid it, reject it, stay away from it, you won’t use the gift. It will sit either unopened, or unused.

A sign…………In Hebrew it means To Come, A Signal as a flag, beacon, monument, evidence.

When I was in Las Vegas they beacon lights shooting from the tops of casinos straight up into the sky. Those lights that flash over and over in the sky’s to draw you to the place.

God is saying I am going to give you a sign, a signal to get you to believe and move towards the sign. LISTEN CAREFULLY. VIRGIN BIRTH. How crazy is that. That’s a sign. Girl gets pregnant and has a baby with no assistance from a man. That is a sign.

The gift, Immanuel which means “GOD WITH US.”

God is with us,

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