Preparing your heart for Christmas
Getting ready for Christmas is not just about baking cookies and shopping.
More importantly, what will you do to prepare your heart to receive more of the Christ and the spiritual meaning of Christmas this year?
In this episode, I talk about how God prepared
- the Children of Israel, through prophecies, over hundreds of years to be ready when the Messiah came
- Zacharias and Elizabeth to become parents in old age
- the people to be receptive to Jesus through the preaching of John the Baptist
- and how God prepares our hearts to receive more of the spirit of Christ and Christmas
- Proverbs 16:1 KJV
The preparations of the heart in man, and the answer of the tongue, is from the LORD.
- Deuteronomy 18:18 ESV
I will raise up for them a prophet like you from among their brothers. And I will put my words in his mouth, and he shall speak to them all that I command him.
- Isaiah 40:3 ESV
A voice cries
“In the wilderness prepare the way of the LORD;
make straight in the desert a highway for our God.
- Malachi 3:1 ESV
Behold, I send my messenger, and he will prepare the way before me. And the Lord whom you seek will suddenly come to his temple; and the messenger of the covenant in whom you delight, behold, he is coming, says the LORD of hosts.
- Luke, Chapter 1
Story of Zacharias, Elizabeth, and the birth of John the Baptist
- Luke 3:1-18
John the Baptist preaches and baptizes
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