JOY TO THE WORLD

Joy to the world! the Lord is come;

Let earth receive her King;

Let ev’ry heart prepare Him room,

And heav’n and nature sing,

And heav’n and nature sing,

And heav’n, and heav’n and nature sing.

Father, we thank You for Your joy unspeakable we are seeing at a season like this. Glory be to God in the highest and peace to men of goodwill. O gracious God we adore You, we glorify You above all that You have made. Blessed be Your Name for ever and ever Amen. Thank You for the blessedness of this season Lord, Help us to do it exactly as You will want us do it.

Dearly beloved, we are getting closer by day to the D’ day. Are you happy? We all ought to be. Why? Because this is the season when our Savior was born, it is a season that gives us the hope we have as God’s own children. Let someone shout “glory!”

Beloved, how sensitive are you to things happening around you? How positioned are you to receive what the Lord has prepared for them that believeth in Him? We are all waiting for the arrival of Christmas day to eat and drink as it is a tradition, how well prepared is your soul for the season? While you are fully prepared to feed and dress your flesh, how far have you prepared to nourish your soul?

Beloved, is so important that we prepare our spirit, soul and body as we await the arrival of our King Jesus.

Beloved, how busy are you at this season to work or partner with Jesus to reach the unreached, to bless those that are looking up to God at this time for their supplies. Make out time, never be too busy to partner with Jesus at this time and bring joy to the world as our song today depicts. Bless homes and profess Jesus both in Word and in deed as well.

I will not keep you longer today but will enjoin you to start this celebration by sharing the love of Christ aboard by your acts of kindness in your neighborhood and brethren among you.

Let us not be too busy to do the needful:

But a Samaritan on his journey came up to him, and when he saw [the man], he had compassion.—Luke 10:33

If anyone could understand the temptation to let busyness distract Him from the Father’s activity, Jesus certainly could! He told a parable that clearly illustrated this danger: A certain Jewish man was on his way to Jericho when he was brutally attacked by thieves and left to die by the road. First a Levite, then a priest, passed by. These were religious leaders; surely they would show compassion to a wounded person! But they had places to go and appointments to keep, so they passed him by.

Surely someone else would come along who had more time to help the wounded man! Then a Samaritan, despised by the Jews, came along. Of all people, this man had reason to look the other way, since the wounded man was his enemy. But wherever he was going could wait, for someone needed his help.

It’s easy to become so busy that you are oblivious to those in need. Your schedule can become so full of accomplishing good things that you are of no help to the people around you. God is at work in the lives of your friends, your neighbors, your family members. He may ask you to interrupt your day long enough to join Him as He ministers to them.

 Nothing on your agenda, no matter how pressing, is reason enough to ignore the voice of God when He tells you to stop and help. If you have become too busy to minister to those around you, ask God to reestablish your priorities so that you do not miss opportunities to serve Him.

Are we now on the same page? God needs you to carry on the message of this season by your show of kindness, by your acts of love. Don’t postpone it; do it He lead you along for there also lies your blessing. Praise God.

Most importantly at this season is the acts of thanksgiving to the King of kings and the Lord of lords. Come let us once again be thankful:

“Be thankful unto Him, and bless His name.” Psalm 100:4

 

Our Lord would have all His people rich in high and happy thoughts concerning His blessed person. Jesus is not content that His brethren should think meanly of Him; it is His pleasure that His espoused ones should be delighted with His beauty.

We are not to regard Him as a bare necessary, like to bread and water, but as a luxurious delicacy, as a rare and ravishing delight. To this end He has revealed Himself as the “pearl of great price” in its peerless beauty, as the “bundle of myrrh” in its refreshing fragrance, as the “rose of Sharon” in its lasting perfume, as the “lily” in its spotless purity.

As a help to high thoughts of Christ, remember the estimation that Christ is had in beyond the skies, where things are measured by the right standard. Think how God esteems the Only Begotten, His unspeakable gift to us. Consider what the angels think of Him, as they count it their highest honour to veil their faces at His feet. Consider what the blood-washed think of Him, as day without night they sing His well deserved praises.

High thoughts of Christ will enable us to act consistently with our relations towards Him. The more loftily we see Christ enthroned, and the more lowly we are when bowing before the foot of the throne, the more truly shall we be prepared to act our part towards Him. Our Lord Jesus desires us to think well of Him, that we may submit cheerfully to His authority.

High thoughts of Him increase our love. Love and esteem go together. Therefore, believer, think much of your Master’s excellencies. Study Him in His primeval glory, before He took upon Himself your nature!

Think of the mighty love which drew Him from His throne to die upon the cross! Admire Him as He conquers all the powers of hell! See Him risen, crowned, glorified! Bow before Him as the Wonderful, the Counsellor, the mighty God, for only thus will your love to Him be what it should.

Alleluia somebody! Let us all sing “Alleluia” as the Reason for our Joy rest among us indeed.

Beloved of the Father, we wish you a very Merry Christmas as the clock tick on to the D’day, sing along with us

No more let sins and sorrows grow,

Nor thorns infest the ground;

He comes to make His blessings flow

Far as the curse is found,

Far as the curse is found,

Far as, far as the curse is found.

He rules the world with truth and grace,

And makes the nations prove

The glories of His righteousness,

And wonders of His love,

And wonders of His love,

And wonders, wonders of His love.

Remain blessed in the Lord.

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IFEOMA OHONDU is the founder of the MattersoftheHeart foundation, a platform where issues affecting our everyday life are discussed and where necessary proffer solution. She is part of the end time army, who will not break their rank to fulfill the urgent call of God upon her life by declaring His word to the helpless, the doubting, the comfortless and the dying world. The world will experience great restoration and healing in the Word of God through her ministration. She is a voice to emphasize key spiritual truth about Faith, Healing and Encouragement.