Star-of-BethlehemThe heavens open up, and love that is unspeakable and full of glory descends so humanity may fellowship in communion with God. Love flowing down like water from Heaven invades the darkness. The baby born of human flesh in Bethlehem is the bread of Heaven, manifesting God’s love. Perfect love now embraces us face to face; however, our eyes are blind to the marvelous light. Paradise is all around us, and we remain unaware of the Divine presence dwelling near us and even inside us. (God Became One of Us)

Like all humanity, I fixate on the hidden secrets of my heart. I try in vain to hide the darkest struggles of my heart. My self-sufficiency, pride, and sinfulness are pushed deep within my soul, far from the spotlight of God and everyone. In denying the darkness, I never experience the light of the infinite love of God. By not being honest with myself, I create far more suffering and pain than I ever imagined. Isolated from the Source of life, I cut myself off from the love of God, thinking I could pursue the path of my life better than God. I unknowingly shut off my heart from God’s presence.

I not only need to listen to God’s voice but be honest about my inner struggles, pain, and heartache. I must take ownership of my fears and failures. I have to be frank with myself before I can be honest with God. I can only be as honest with God as I am honest about identifying, confronting, and facing my unresolved feelings and struggles.
The incredible news is when I acknowledge my powerlessness and weakness, I find God’s awesome love waiting for me. When I accept my brokenness, I enter His presence. I discovered real life, not in holding and clinging on to my life but in surrendering my life and spirit back into the love of God. (We all need a Quiet Place One on One with God)

I no longer live separated from God but with the enlightenment that my whole being lives in union with God. My weaknesses and failures no longer separate me, but faith and love restore me to the wholeness of God. The day God lifted the lid off the sky, I received the opportunity to raise the secrecy of the dark clouds holding control of my heart and life. God’s love, like the sun, chases away the shadows of darkness over my soul and life. Let Paradise possess your heart this Christmas.

Scripture: For the bread of God is the bread that comes down from heaven and gives life to the world. John 6:33 NIV                                                                                      The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth. John 1:14 NIV

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