Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Twas the Monday Before Christmas and all through the house...

The world calls today Manic Monday. I hear a different sound- a sound from heaven. I hear the sound of rejoicing with great expectation. There is a sound of celebration brewing in my spirit. My heart is rejoicing with great anticipation. I hear the sound of healing and I know that my Christ comes with healing in His wings. I woke up this morning with my mind stayed on Jesus. I choose to worship Him who is my God and King on this day the world refers to as Manic Monday. How about a sweeping clean of all things in me that are not like Him and a fresh deposit of a little more Jesus. Less of me and more of Him. How’s that for an act of worship. I stand in awe and choose to worship with great expectation the one who was born to die. Imagine that. My God and King took time out of His busy day to come down here and take on the form of a servant and put on human clothes—swaddling clothes at that—for me. Wait though, even before that essential loving act of dying on the cross, He loved me enough to die daily to all those natural human reactions to the insults and injuries and the disrespecting and the assassinations of His character and the physical and the mental abuses. A little stripe here, a little stripe there daily all the way to the cross for my healing. It is by those stripes that I am healed you see. Not just at the cross but the stripes that come from humbling His self and making his daily preoccupation, making His daily meat and drink to do the will of God. It was Jesus who said “Not my will but thy will be done” in Luke 22:42 and the will of God just happened to be –die for your sins and mine. So wherever you are recognize that manic is defined as ‘inclined to madness’-is all about being frantic, agitated and frenzied. Does that sound like a fitting time of preparation for celebrating the birth of one who was born to take the stripes and die for you and me? “For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given;
And the government will be upon His shoulder.
And His name will be called
Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” Isaiah 9:6 Resist the mania. Instead embrace wor-ship (the state of declaring with our lips and hips the worth of our God and King). Expect healing. Speak it. Today is HEALING MONDAY and our Mighty God is worthy of all worship, honor and praise today and forever more, Amen. (References: Malachi 4:2, John 3:30, Philippians 2:5-8, Isaiah 53:5,John 4:34, John 12:27)

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