Stand in Awe
Behold, I stand at the door and knock, if anyone hears and listens to and heeds My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and will eat with him and he will eat with Me (Revelation 3:20). The Lord desires for us to desire Him. He is waiting for us to answer Him. And, at this time of the year, we so much say it's about Him, yet we go around doing all these 'things'. We think of these things we want to buy for our loved ones. We go to all these Christmas events. And, neglect the very One we say it is all about.
Glory to God
It is the glory of God to conceal a thing, but the glory of kings (and queens) is to search out a thing (Proverbs 25:2). And, God has unveiled and revealed things by and through His Spirit, for the Holy Spirit searches diligently, exploring and examining everything, ever sounding the profound and bottomless things of God (I Corinthians 2:10). And, when He sees us looking for the truth in all matters, He opens our eyes and shows us.
For He says that you will find Him when you search for Him with all your heart (Jeremiah 29:10). So then let your light so shine before men that they may see your moral excellence and your praiseworthy, noble and good deeds and recognize and honor and praise and glorify Your Father Who is in heaven (Matthew 5:16).
It's Christmas morning. I've secretly wrapped my daughter's baby doll in a 'trough'. In the midst of our unwrapping presents, I'll have my girls unwrap 'baby Jesus' and we will pause and read the story of His birth. I wanted to return their attention back to why we were even celebrating Christmas.
His hand is on my life
The awesome thing about God's love is that it's not just for three years. No matter what is happening in my life, God is here.
Confess and praise the Lord for He is fearful and wonderful and for the wonder of your birth! Wonderful are His works and that your inner self knows right well (Psalm 139:14). The Lord has done so many wonders and you are one of His greatest!