No Room

No room at the inn. We’re all familiar with this statement. Jesus was born in a stable amidst farm animals because there was no warm room for Mary and Joseph in Bethlehem that night.

No room in your life. I’ve been writing about how we sometimes have no room in our hectic schedules this time of year to welcome the true gift of this season.

No room in your heart. A deeper truth may be that we have no room in our hearts.

In order to obtain a personal relationship with God, we not only need to invite Him into our lives, but we also need to make room in our hearts.

If we value other things more than knowing God, then it’s hard to have any kind of relationship with Him. Many are so involved in church, they miss the simple knowledge that all we really need is to seek God above anything else. That includes family.

Sometimes I think family may be our most attractive diversion. It may be as destructive as obsessive relationships or as innocent as doing for those we love. Too many times we step in, thinking we’re helping them when, the truth is we may be hindering them from drawing closer to God. We cannot be anyone else’s savior. If we are, then Christmas has no real meaning.

If you want to be my follower you must love me more than your own father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters—yes, more than your own life. Otherwise, you cannot be my disciple, Luke 14:26, NLT

Christmas Blessings, Francine

3 comments:

    On 7:59 AM Cami said...

    I had goosebumps reading this beautiful discipleship message! Oswald said; "My heart, His personal Bethlehem." The Spirit has spoken it with perfect clarity through both of you.

     
    On 5:08 PM Magdaleine said...

    Very powerful, Francine. I hear God speaking.

     
    On 2:00 AM Francine said...

    Cami and Maggie ... your comments give me joy in knowing God is working through me.

     
 
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