“If Jesus Christ was born in a manger in a rock, why should He not come and live in our rocky hearts? If He was born in a stable, why shouldn’t the stable of our souls be made into a habitation for Him? If He was born into poverty, may not the poor in Spirit expect that He will be their friend?” Charles Spurgeon

This Christmas Eve, let’s put away all the excuses for not saying yes to Jesus, as Charles Spurgeon did here. A hardened heart can’t respond to God, but He’s promised us in Ezekiel 36:26, “I will give you a new heart and put a new Spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh.” That’s right, God will provide a new heart & Spirit within us… working from the inside out, changing us into His image. And in this process we can put on our new self…a new habitation for the Holy Spirit to dwell in. Colossians 3:10 tells us, “You’ve taken off your old self with its practices and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge in the image of its Creator.” Finally, Jesus purposely gave up His heavenly glory to live as one of us…the Rich One impoverishing Himself in order to enrich us. This is made clear in II Corinthians 8:9, “For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though He was rich, yet for your sakes He became poor, so that you through His poverty might become rich.” To the world, you may not have anything…but when you say yes to Christ & His gift of eternal life, you possess everything.

Author: kezha1

A Christian mother, grandmother, and retired nurse living in Illinois. Called into a ministry of encouraging others to find their ultimate plan and purpose in life through Christ.

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