When I was a small child, Christmas meant I had a lot of presents under the tree. That Santa would see I was a good girl and come and bring me lots of presents. Now all I want more then ever is that the sweet spirit of Christmas to bring me the true meaning of who Christ is. You can’t find that under your tree but in your heart…in times of poverty or times of abundance. Christ is the gift that keeps on giving. I have learned. His presence is the present… I wrote this about the Christmas spirit. I hope it blesses you… ❤
So your not feeling the Christmas Spirit? You feel kind of BAH-HUMBUG. Bah humbug, see that word (bah hum bug), you gotta quit letting things bug you. So lets start there.
You see, God our King, our Lord, Jesus came to save us all, and HE understands, our sorrows, our pain, our needs. But you cannot see Him work in your life, unless you allow Him, into your heart. In every part of your heart. Not just part of it.
You know how you catch a cold, its a virus. Well, that bug, of bah humbug, is a virus to your spirit. It wants you to feel bad. It wants you to deny Christ. So watch that.
So what do you do when you catch a cold? You concentrate on getting better, you take precautions, and nurture your body. Well you have to do that with your spirit. To get into the Christmas spirit…
For it is your responsibility to stir up that spirit. Lets talk about spirits for a second. There is that invisible feeling, that is within you, whether it is happiness, sadness, poverty, or even infirmity, which is called sickness, that can make you sick. These are spirits.
There are spirits, that come from God Himself, and then there are spirits, that come from hell itself. And you have to identify which is from God, and from the devil. And when you do, then you can see the beauty of Christmas.
And you need to know how to control it, and you need to know how to tap into the Holy Spirit of God Himself. And only God can control it, so this is where submission to God comes from. Total surrendering….to joy.
Joy, the joy of the Lord, is our strength. Nehemiah 8:10. King James.
To be healed, spiritually, to feel that joy.
But when you are not letting God do a good thing, by even stirring up your hope, your joy, your child like thoughts of Christmas, you are allowing the enemy to steal your joy, that comes from the Holy Spirit. You do have to see that.
You have to know who God is, and then you have to know who you are in Christ. By the Holy Spirit….
This is the first step in a line of other steps but very important. So please note this:
If you are not a Christian, or if you are a Christian, who has sinned, you need to repent. And sometimes we don’t even know we have sinned. But God knows, and His spirit will not be there. So thats a good place to start.
Repent, this is the very first thing, you must do…..Rededicate yourself to Christ. Accept Christ into your heart. Remember what He did on the cross for you. For this truly is the very, main reason why God sent Him.
Go to God, tell Him, your not feeling the Christmas spirit, ask Him to forgive you. Ask Him to show you the true meaning of Christmas. In any way, that He wants too. And then conclude to be obedient. Knowing why Christmas is so important.
And the reason that is because Jesus is the reason for the season. For God so loved the world, that He gave and sent His only begotten son. (paraphrasing John 3:16. King James)
Think about that. God loves us, and sent Christ to save us so we have to sometimes, just identify that, and know how great His love is. To know what Christmas is really about…
So here are some tips, that I sense the Holy Spirit is bringing to my attention just to stir up that, after you have come to the throne of God, and made it right with God, in your salvation to remind you, on your part, how to stir up Christmas:
Start by being thankful for what you have. Friends, family, home, health, protection, your great country…any blessing you can think of, and cannot think of. Things you may have avoided, or did not know about, but God knew and spared you. And just let that child like thankfulness “spirit” enter your heart.
Start giving to someone anyone. Think about someone else, to bless. In any way you can. Even out of the ordinary, Impulsively…Buy someone a gift, a cup of coffee, a homeless person, and just let that spirit of giving remind you, of Gods love, that He gave us. Give to someone, that you know can never repay you. But God will….
Remember, to rebuke any negative feelings. Doubt, anger, sadness, even your feeling of poverty, and remind yourself, at this time of Christmas, the miracle of Christmas. Think of the angels. Think of the goodness of God, that God sent angels to go to Mary, and to tell her, she would be the mother of Christ. Think of all the possibilities. Remember God said, all things are possible with Him. FOR WITH GOD NOTHING SHALL BE IMPOSSIBLE. LUKE 2:37
Think of Christ and all of the miracles, He did. As He walked in this life, and the promises He made. And feel the true spirit of who Christ is.
Ponder on the miracle of Christmas because of who Christ is. Think of the nativity. Think of when the three wisemen came, to seek Him, and they followed that star, and the quietness, and beauty of a silent night. Think of the gifts they brought to bless the King, and then bless God, with your spirit of believing and giving. QUIET YOUR SPIRIT TO HEAR FROM GOD.
Be careful and rebuke the Pharisee spirit, the spirit, that doubts, and look at things religiously. Or that puts down the meaning of Christmas. That spirit, that will even take a scripture, and try to put down even putting up a Christmas tree. Or making a mockery of it, by the commercialization. This really is sin, to deny what Christ came for. To deny Christmas or to hate it. So be careful of people who do not see it your way. Some people are toxic. You may even think of blessing them. But if you cannot be near them, or they will spit on that sweet spirit, get away from them. Bless them but get away.
Think of love…for truly Christmas is love. If there is hate, or unforgiveness, again repent, but release it. Let it flow away from you, and just be willing to see the good in people. Even mean people, just remember what Christ did for you.
Ponder on the true holy word. Get a good King James bible, and look up the nativity. (Luke 2) Read it to your family, on Christmas eve, or even now, and let the spirit of truth, and Gods love bless you by His Holy word. This is very important because of the holiness of word. You want holy, anointed scripture that is not corrupted. By the changing of words. PRAY WITH YOUR FAMILY. BRING CHRIST INTO YOUR HOME.
Get good Christmas music, and listen to it. Sing with it. Dance to it.
Guard your heart…To give God glory. Think about how, and any way you can acknowledge who God is, and speak or do anything that will give God glory. For it will rebuke the enemy. The enemy of God, who does not want to give God glory. Be very careful with this.
Go to a church where the Christmas story is being told. With the intention of seeing God, or seeing, some kind of sign from God.
Expect miracles, expect and believe, you see Christmas is about believing, and only you can stir up your heart, to believe. But this is faith, and faith begins when you pray, and just conclude, not to rationalize, or to analyze Christmas or anything but God. But to obey. To obey God, means you are allowing His spirit, in your heart. Then you will have Christmas. See it like a child….but be careful to not put anything besides Christs birth as the meaning….
These are just some tips, I am sharing, by the Holy Spirit, but truly only God can touch your heart, to know any of these things. As you have your part in just being mindful of these things, God will do His part.
Your Christmas can be merry my friends. I sense some of you are so hurt, so angry, so cold, and even hateful, of this time of the season. You may be alone. You may have terrible memories of this time. You may have hard, times, that seem unbearable in every way. But remember, Christ came to save, us, but to also heal us. Isaiah 53:5.( see it from a King James) That healing can also be our spirits. And nothing is impossible again, with God. Let that be your hope.
To conclude this: Work on your relationship with Christ every day of the year. This is not a religion, this is relationship we all have to work on with our Lord. But you will find if you do this, the Holy spirit of Christmas will come to you much easier, it will flow. Love, never fails.
Merry Christmas….To all, and to God be the glory, peace, on earth good will toward all. May the sweet Spirit of Christmas be yours, if all you have is this scripture……God will be with you.
Invite me to your church function, ladies group, or church seminar to speak at your event……
Much love, Elena Ramirez
BEHOLD A VIRGIN SHALL BE WITH CHILD, AND SHALL BRING FORTH A SON, AND THEY SHALL HIS NAME IMMANUEL, WHICH BEING INTERPRETED IS, GOD WITH US. Matthew 2:23