Year Round Christmas And A Prayerful Spirit!

Year Round Christmas And A Prayerful Spirit!
A grateful spirit is a prayerful spirit. For Christians celebrating the Christmas season, the birth of
Jesus Christ of Nazareth into our earth over 2000 years ago, was the most pivotal moment ever for humankind! In that respect, a Christians individual most pivotal point would be when they had accepted
Christ into their hearts. For unto you is born this day in the city of David, a Saviour, who is Christ the Lord. Luke 2:11.
We Christians already have the greatest gift of Gods Holy Spirit in our hearts by His grace and our faith in His Son Jesus Christ. Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal. For where your treasure is there your heart will be also.
Matthew 6:19-21.
God has blessed us with a wonderful, bountiful world to use and enjoy, He just doesnt want us to over-indulge and hurt ourselves or others. Dont put undue emphasis on material things, or earthly attitudes i.e. gluttony, sex, greed, lust for power etc. Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant, nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment. 1st Timothy 6:17.
Communing with God in Christ should come as normally to us as drinking water or breathing air,
(He supplies those too!). God already knows our inmost thoughts and desires, but it pleases Him when we talk to Him in prayer through His Son, Christ Jesus. Praying or communing with the Lord need not be in a formal church setting or just with ones pastor / priest.
Use the Christian gifts given us by the Holy Spirit. If we will ask God to help us in our endeavor to emulate Christ Jesus of Nazareth in our daily lives, we will be rewarded by His Holiness in more ways than we can realize. Encourage other Christians in their prayer life as well, this world and the circumstances of modern life can be very stressful. We must learn to let go, and let God!
We can do this any time, alone or with others, in the realm of our thoughts and words, when His Spirit motivates us, we will be drawn into a prayerful spirit and a grateful attitude. Hopefully, we will express this outwardly in addition by doing something as simple as helping others in day to day life when we see a need. Ask Christ to help you to maintain a prayerful spirit for ourselves and others, not just at Christmas, but throughout the entire year. Jesus rules all dont you know? Let Him into your heart!

Gene Hollowell is a long time Christian (40 years) with a great concern for people and the world. He administers several websites including http://PrayerfulSpirit.com which offers an online selection of Christian gifts and specialty items, as well as a poetry page which accepts submissions for consideration for publication on the site. http://PrayerfulSpirit.com also has a prayer request form and those with various needs are prayed for daily. There is a parenting and family page available along with a link to their blog for those who need to discuss and vent a little.

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