FAITH CAPSULE: Are you celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ with understanding?
When understanding is in place for man, knowing to have edge (knowledge) over challenges will be opened up for man. Understanding of the season of the celebration of the birthday of Jesus is strange for majority all over the world. Think about this, at every birth of a new baby shout of joy and celebration is not always hidden. On top of it, extending gift to the new baby is also a way of celebration with joy. However, the celebration of the birthday of Jesus should not be a thing of thought but of shout that is of full joy. The celebration of the birthday of Jesus should not only be the exchange of gifts between only loves ones. The celebration of the birthday of Jesus should be with understanding of joy that is full.
Are you celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ with understanding?
Joyful is the access of man to the presence of God. Psalm 16:11 stated, “You will show me the path of life; in Your presence is fullness of joy; at Your right hand are pleasures forevermore.” Regardless of man’s calendar, the celebration of the birthday of Jesus should be of fullness of joy. When man access the presence of God man will be exposed to God’s secret. In this season, rejoice with all your heart regardless of your challenge. God weighs action. 1 Samuel 2:3 stated it well, “…For the Lord is the God of knowledge; and by Him actions are weighed.” A true joyful action celebrating Jesus is within God’s knowledge and the weight behind celebration counts before God.
With joyful celebration, it is also important for us to open up our inn for Jesus to occupy us. At the time of the birth of Jesus, there was no inn for Him to be delivered. It is written, “So it was, that while they were there, the days were completed for her to be delivered. And she brought forth her firstborn Son, and wrapped Him in swaddling cloths, and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.” (Luke 2:6-7) At His time of His birth, man was so busy; man was occupied by the world. Today, man is still busy and occupied since the time He was born over 2000 years ago. Today man is in the business of world business of celebration of His birthday. Giving gifts is a love trade by barter. The celebration of Jesus’ birthday and giving of gift in the name of celebration is rooted in lack of understanding. This season make it a point to gain the full understanding of celebrating the birthday of Jesus; gain a position of having edge over wickedness of this world. Above all, open your inn for Jesus to enter and occupy your life.
Prayer for today: Ask God for the grace to open up your inn for Jesus to occupy you.