“And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.”
Rather than dwelling on the innkeeper, consider for a moment…
How much do you let Christ into every area of your life?
Every relationship. Every opportunity. Every moment of every day.
Too often we want our walk with Him to focus on us.
What we need. What we want. What we think should happen.
But really, our walk with Him should be all about Him.
Yes, He wants to hear from us in prayer.
1 Thessalonians 5:17
“Pray without ceasing.”
But if we do all the talking, who is really leading our lives?
Maybe we make room for us to talk to Him sometimes…
But how much room do we make for Him to talk to us?
How does He talk to us?
The Word of God.
In the New Testament, we find out Who is the Word of God.
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.”
“And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.”
Jesus Christ, the Son of God, is the Word.
He was born into this world as that Baby lying in a manger.
He dwells with us today through the Word we hold in our hands.
But far too often, we get distracted by the wonder of what we have made Christmas about. And when that happens…we trade the Word for the wonder.
“…because there was no room for them in the inn.”
We cannot “Let Him In” if we are already full.
Are you full of worry, confusion, doubt, ourselves, to-do lists, busyness, etc.
We must empty ourselves.
Sometimes, if we are not willing to empty ourselves, He will do it for us through trials and affliction.
There is no coincidence that affliction is woven throughout Psalm 119, the longest chapter in the Bible.
“It is good for me that I have been afflicted; that I might learn thy statutes.”
The Word of God magnifies Itself throughout the entire chapter.
Nearly every one of the 176 verses has a reference to the Word of God.
“Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.”
hid: to hide, treasure, treasure or store up
in mine heart: inner man, mind, will, heart, understanding
Every time we open our Bibles, our prayer should be…
“Open thou mine eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of thy law.”
Let Him in today, and every day.
Hosea 13-14 | Psalm 134
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