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No Room in the Inn

“And she brought forth her firstborn Son, and wrapped Him in swaddling clothes, and laid Him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.” – Luke 2:7

Over two thousand years ago, a young woman gave birth to a child under very difficult conditions because no one opened their home for her and her husband. This child grew up to die for the sins of the human race, including those who did not make room in their home for His parents when Mary was giving birth to Him. Two thousand years later, many still struggle to make room for Him during the time when they celebrate His birth.

The account of why Jesus’ mother was relegated to giving birth in a manger, a place where animals are fed, varies based on which commentary you read. But most suggest that it was because it occurred during the time of the census. All the rooms were already taken by those who had traveled to register in the census. So this may not have been a deliberate rejection of a pregnant woman or a poor family who needed help, but rather in the busyness of all that was happening and the limited resources available, this family was overlooked. As a result, Mary and Joseph found themselves using a place where animals were fed as a delivery room.

This circumstance, as troublesome as it may be, does provide us a great lesson in humility and contentment. As we reflect upon our own needs, we tend to see the best of things as a sign of God’s presence in our lives. In the manger, God was not just present, but it was His own birth, and He had the power to choose the birth date to be during a less busy time or to be in the best birthing facility of the day. But no, He chose a circumstance that resorted to Him being born in a manger. Greatness does not always appear in fine packages.

However, this eternal lesson still does not serve as an adequate excuse as to why no one made room for the Savior’s birth. The fact that this day in history, when greatness was entering the world, and eternity was coming into time, was missed by this particular community shows the blindness of their hearts and their lack of discernment of the times and seasons. May we not be so blind today that in the midst of the busyness of the season, with all the commercialism, festivities, and our business activities, we miss the true meaning of Christmas. At the time when we celebrate the birth of our Savior and honor each other as a family, may we be as Mary and Joseph who, in midst of very difficult circumstances, made the Savior a priority and honored each other.

Have you made room in your heart, your home, and your business for Christ this holiday season? Let’s not make the same mistake as others have made. Let’s make room for the Savior this holiday season. Here are some things you may consider doing this holiday season to make room for the Savior:

Study the birth of Christ as a family
Go to church as a family
Take time for your family and friends
Be a special blessing to your employees and customers
Contribute your time and money to ministries that are realizing His purposes
Share the Gospel with someone who does not know Him yet
Be especially sensitive to those in need
Forgive those whom you have a grudge against
Give words of encouragement and affirmation to others
Enjoy the season
Smile, laugh, and have fun

My prayer for you today is that you will seek God for ways to make room for Christ during this holiday season so that you may experience the true meaning of Christmas.

Clear Thinking

It's time to clear the noise. Make a conscious effort to fill your mind with good, pure  wholesome, and lovely thoughts. Many of the problems we experience in our lives, both individually and corporately, result from lack of clarity in our thinking about what is real, true, and essential. It is rare indeed to find a person who takes the time to think clearly about things.

Too often our fast paced, over-stimulated, jacked up society simply acts like a pack of Pavlovian dogs responding to the bells and whistles of postmodern “techno culture” rather than as rational agents created in the image and likeness of God.

It doesn’t have to be that way. We can break free of the hypnotic conformity that surrounds us if we are willing to acquire the skill of intelligently/prayerfully listening to the thoughts that are inside of us - fueled by the Spirit of God. These thoughts, of course, evidence themselves as decisions, which lead to character formation (inward) and cultural expression(outward). Let's allow our thinking to be in line with the Holy spirit. His way or no way at all.

Your first step is to declare out loud that you will not allow any outside force to do your thinking–no man and no spirit. There are spiritual laws that demons must obey. They cannot stay where a man wills them not to stay. Your power is in the Name of Jesus, the Blood of Jesus, and the Word of God. Ask God to give you discernment of the lies of the devil. Decide today to set your mind on the word of God. It is your sure way of conquering ungodly voices.

Philippians 4:8 King James Version (KJV)

8 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.

My Light & Salvation

"The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid? Psalm 27:1 KJV."

IN THE MIDST of these difficult and perilous times, it is essential to remember that for those who trust in God’s salvation through Jesus Christ, no distress of tribulation or persecution or even death itself can separate us from God’s unfailing love for us (Romans 8:35-39).

And regardless of the wreckage and the loss of things of this world, we have the assurance of the word of the Lord, who has promised us that though this world and its elements pass away with fervent heat, we shall be established before Him forever in the new Heavens and Earth (2Peter 3:10-13; Rev. 21:1). For the world shall pass away, and the lusts thereof, but those who do the will of God shall abide forever (1John 2:17).

As Jesus Christ, our true Light and our Salvation has said, “My peace I give unto you. Let not your heart be troubled; neither let it be afraid. In the world you shall have tribulation; but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world”(John 14:27, 16:33)

This month allow the Lord to be your light. Your ability to remain connected to the Lord who is your source of power brings light to every dark area of your life.