Do you need a new dream, purpose, or plan for your life? There is a Christmas story in the Bible which gives a great plan for the miraculous. A young lady named Mary, received a divine encounter with Gabriel, an angel sent from God.

She received the news, she will have a Son and call His name Jesus.The Holy Spirit from God will come and overshadow her (Luke 1:34-38). Mary responds in three ways we may also use as a guide for our planning and purposes:

1. Give Unconditional Surrender to God      

2. Be a Carrier of the Word 

3. Believe the Word

Mary heard the astonishing word from God and said, "I am your servant. Let your word come true in my life." This young woman did not refuse the surprise word that came, but surrendered her life to carry a new life. She believed the words of God.    

As you make your plans for the new year...

1. Fill yourself with the written Word of God to be a carrier of life?                    

2. Believe what God has already spoken in His Word?

God bless you as you allow the power of the Highest to overshadow your life.

December 25 - excerpt taken from the book, "Speak Lord, Thy Servant Heareth" - written by Sue Campbell, late mother of Pat Stanton.

December 25 - "For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior which is Christ the Lord" (Luke 2:11). Oh My people, on this day, the anniversary of My birth, I came to this earth as a babe in a manger, born of a virgin mother, and today, I come unto you.

Yea, to those who are weary and worn from many trials and heartaches, unto you who are tired in body, mind and spirit, unto you who are in need of physical or emotional healing, unto you who need a Savior who is Christ the Lord.

Unto you who have accepted Me into the inn of your hearts, I will sup with you and you with Me today, as together we celebrate My birth.

I like the word holiday. The word comes from "holy," plus "day" (a holy day).

1. It can be a day set aside for special religious observance

2. A day of freedom from work; especially one in commemoration of an event

3. A vacation

I am glad God loves holidays. He planned the greatest holiday ever. It was "out of this world!" The first holiday plans originated in heaven.

God planned two trips for His Son. The first trip happened in very humble surroundings, a feed trough (open box for livestock feed) for the Savior's baby bed. Our Lord chose to lay down His royal robes for a season and allowed Himself to be wrapped in long strips of cloth (swaddling cloth for infants). A joyful Christmas holiday can be maintained by the lowly in heart (those who will humbly love and serve others).

The second trip Christ will make will be the holiday of all holidays! The Second Coming of Christ will be a time you will never forget. Put it on your calendar! You can make a reservation by placing your trust in the gift of Christ. He is worthy of our celebration and praise.

HAVE YOU RECEIVED THE GIFTI ask you to search your heart. Have you received the gift of eternal life by asking God to forgive your sin and asking Jesus to come into your heart?

“For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord,” (Romans 6:23).

Pray the prayer below to ask Jesus into your heart. He is the perfect gift just for you!

God, I believe Jesus Christ is your Son. He died on a cross for my sins, and has been raised from the dead. God forgive my sins, wash me in the blood of Jesus.

Jesus, come and live inside of my heart. I believe I am now saved and made new, as I confess you as Lord of my life!

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