God In The Flesh

In the last couple of years, Christmas seems to have lost it’s appeal. This year was no different. Christmas Eve was just bland and as I went to bed, I was borderline sad.

I woke up this morning and the sadness had not fully lifted. So I started to talk to ‘The Reason For The Season’.

And oh, He lives up to His name- wonderful Counselor every single time.

Our conversation today has lifted my spirit but there’s a part that I’d like to share that I hope lifts your spirits if you’re feeling down today.

‘God become human and moved into the neighborhood – John 1:14 (Paraphrased)

It’s so easy to think of Christmas only as it relates to Salvation, but as I was reminded this morning, He did not need to live 33 years on earth if the only goal was to shed His blood and guarantee Salvation.

Christ became one of us, so that we can trust him to make us one with Him.

Christ walked the talk so that we can do the same. He became flesh so that we can have proof that He gets it.

He gets the pain, He gets the doubts, He gets the confusion. He’s lived it. So when He says ‘Trust Me’, we can!

Merry Christmas Everyone!

This Christmas, I’m grateful that Christ became flesh.

Who’s With Me?

Tobiloba

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Christ’s Mind This Christmas

When I was younger,it was quite popular in my circle for someone to tell  the other person to ‘use their church mind’ when doing something,  It was our way of telling the person to ‘act like Jesus’ in whatever it was they were about to do.

Why doI come back to this? Last Sunday, we read a scripture and my mind got stuck on one verse.

Read with me: For “who has known the mind of the Lord that he may instruct Him?”[e] But we have the mind of Christ.- 1 Corinthians 2:16

My mind got stuck on ‘we have the mind of Christ’ so I started asking myself why I was not  exactly behaving like Christ all the time. I mean,my mind runs my life right?

If you don’t have that concern,I bless God for you.  But If you’re like me and the mind of Christ that you have as a believer does not manifest in your thoughts and actions as much as you would like,read on.

The Holy Spirit answered me with another verse of Scripture that I have know  for a long time. Read with me:

Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus,…- Phillipians 2:5

Until this time,I never paid attention to this verse in isolation. I aleays read it in conjunction with the next few verses and only saw it as an introduction to those verses.

Can you see what I saw yet?   Let me share.

The key word in that sentence is the word ‘Let’.

The same Paul who  let us into the fact that ‘we have the mind of Christ’ also point out that we have a choice in whether or not we allow the mind of Christ to rule in us.

As with everything that is Christ’s, we have  been given, but we have to choose to allow its use in our lives.

Listen,you have the mind of Christ,but you have to allow that mind to dwell in you if it will manifest through you to your world.

The mind of Christ you manifest,is the mind of Christ you allow.

The mind of Christ  what allowed the birth of Christ.

Allow the mind of Christ dwell in you this Christmas so that it can flow out of you to the world.

Merry Christmas Everyone!

Who’s  With Me?

Tobiloba