Motivational Mondays #19: Spirit of Christmas

Updated: Dec 22, 2020

Welcome to Motivational Mondays!

First things first, what is Motivational Mondays?

Just like it sounds, to motivate, to empower, and to encourage you on the first day of a fresh week. I don't know about you but Mondays can be a drag for me, so sometimes words of encouragement and positivity are helpful to start my day off right.


Motivational Monday's topic is:

The Spirit of Christmas.


Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among those with whom he is pleased!

Luke 2:14


Between the media and society, the true meaning of Christmas has been and is becoming lost. Now the first thing that comes to mind when people hear Christmas is dollar signs. There is so much emphasis put on receiving gifts. People place so much pressure on the monetary aspects of Christmas that they rarely take the time to think about let alone celebrate the true meaning of what Christmas was really about. We cannot get so caught up in the world that we forget what this season is supposed to bring.


For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

Isaiah 9:6


Christmas means so much more than just getting gifts, more than just decorating, and more than the commercial Christmas that we have become accustomed to. In fact, Christmas is one of the most important Christian holidays of the year because it is the celebration of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. That is the true meaning of Christmas.


And the angel said to them, 'Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people.

Luke 2:10


But when the goodness and loving kindness of God our Savior appeared, he saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to his own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit, whom he poured out on us richly through Jesus Christ our Savior, so that being justified by his grace we might become heirs according to the hope of eternal life.

Titus 3:4-7


Let’s dive deeper. Take a look at the word Christmas, when broken down it means Christian Mass. Christian Mass is a mass service that is held and is often called Communion. It’s where Christians come together to remember all of what Christ has done. It is also the time for spiritual reflection on the foundations of the Christian Faith. It is when we are supposed to celebrate God’s love for the world through the birth of Jesus.


And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.

John 1:14


In the bible, it mentions Jesus’s birth hundreds of years before it even happened. When Jesus was born a prophecy was fulfilled. God sent his only son down from heaven to pay for our sins so that we would not be separated from God. The day that Jesus was born was a game-changer for everyone that has and would ever walk the earth.


Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.

James 1:17


When they saw the star, they rejoiced exceedingly with great joy.

Matthew 2:10


So I bet you are wondering where all of the traditions that we follow come from? Let’s talk about it. The reason we exchange gifts on Christmas is because God sent us the most valuable and precious gift of all, Jesus, his only son. God’s plan was that we would be giving, have good cheer, loving, understanding, helping, have goodwill towards men, and be hopeful after hearing the good news. What about the star, why do we put that on the tree? The star that we put upon our tree is supposed to be a symbol of light. The light is meant to guide people to Jesus and be a source of goodness shining into an evil world. Even Heaven lights up for Jesus.



On Christmas Day send a prayer up to the heavens

saying that you made it this far

with the help of the Lord!



 

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**I hope everyone has a safe and blessed week and I will see you all on Saturday for our Weekly Topic Saturdays**



~Just Breathe...A Golden Dream~


Amen.


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