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Girlfriends In God Devotional 24th December 2021

Girlfriends In God Devotional 24th December 2021

Girlfriends In God Devotional 24th December 2021

Girlfriends In God Devotional 24th December 2021

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Girlfriends In God Devotional 24th December 2021 Written By Suzanne Eller

TOPIC: An Imperfect Christmas”.

TODAY’S TRUTH:  Isaiah 9:6 NIV

For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace

MESSAGE

As your tree is dragged out of the attic and Amazon boxes arrive on your porch, is it okay if we admit that Christmas is often imperfect?

Maybe like me, you try to be in ten different places at one time, yet no one is happy. A relative tells that story from your childhood that embarrasses you every time. Your child throws a fit as relatives cluck their tongues and shake their heads.

Instead of trying to plan the perfect Christmas, what if we made room in our plan for imperfection from the very start?

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When Uncle Joe starts talking about politics, we plan to slip into the kitchen for a second helping of pie or to take a walk. When that person is unhappy because we can’t be everywhere at once, we plan to remind ourselves we  did the best we could and let them work out those issues on their own rather than bear the burden.

Most of all, we plan to keep our eyes on the true gift of this season.

In Isaiah 9:6, the prophet foretold of the birth of Jesus.

Girlfriends In God Devotional 24th December 2021

For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace (Isaiah 9:6 NIV).

Wonderful Counselor.

Mighty God.

Everlasting Father.

Prince of Peace.

The prophet didn’t understand all the details to come, but what he did know is that in a world of imperfection, God’s representation of love would be perfect.

Christmas is not about the perfect family, or the perfect dinner, or the perfect present, or making everyone feel perfectly happy. It’s about Jesus. It’s about the beautiful, grace-filled truth that God loved us so much that He sent His Son that we might be rescued, made whole, and loved.

Girlfriends In God Devotional 24th December 2021

Christmas is wonderful and Christmas can be hard. As you slip away from Uncle Joe, perhaps that is a perfect time for you and Jesus to share a moment of gratitude. As you sit with your overtired child, maybe it’s also a moment you can show him the Nativity set your grandmother passed down and share the story of Jesus. Maybe the plan is to simply take a deep breath, thanking God for the grace He’s shown you over and over, which allows you to give a little grace to someone else.

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And during that imperfect season, as you keep your eyes on the One who is perfect, may Christmas be a little less pressure-packed and a lot more peace-filled.

Let’s Pray

Jesus, Christmas is not about being perfect. If that’s my measuring stick, help me to reassess and reassign those unrealistic expectations. Thank You for the meaning behind this day and this season. You truly are Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. What an amazing gift, In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Now It’s Your Turn

How might it change your focus if you allowed for imperfections from the very beginning?

Girlfriends In God Devotional 24th December 2021

What would that look like?

Maybe that person always says the wrong thing, but they love you like crazy.
Perhaps the dressing you prepare is too salty, but the laughter around the table is contagious.
Maybe your heart feels frazzled, but your loved one is kind and protective.
And when everyone else is a mess, Jesus loves you more than you can imagine.
These are the perfect moments in that imperfect day.

Girlfriends in God Daily Devotional for Women 24th December 2021 was written by Suzanne Eller for the Girlfriends in God Ministry.

Girlfriends in God Daily Devotional for Women is a popular daily Bible devotional for women. GiG Devotionals for Women offer wisdom and insight for applying Biblical truths to the ups and downs of everyday life. Their mission is to encourage, equip and empower women to walk in courage and confidence as they grasp their true identity as a child of God and a co-heir with Christ. A non-denominational ministry that spans generational and racial boundaries to bring the Body of Christ together as believers. Just as God sent Ruth to Naomi and Mary to Elizabeth, God continues to use women to encourage and equip other women in their spiritual journey. We are doing life together!

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Lord Jesus, I believe you died for my sins, Forgive me of all my iniquities. I accept you as my Lord and Saviour from today and forevermore. Come and Be the Lord of my life and I am willing to obey your command and live according to your will as you help me, Thank you for accepting me into your fold. AMEN

JOHN 3: 3 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God

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