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Summary: His mercies are new every morning... they're ours to be enjoyed each and every day of the year... Beautiful gifts to be opened up...each of them filled with His abundant life appropriate for the day that God has planned out for us...

Waking up..."Christmas" everyday

Lamentations 3:22-24 NKJ

22 Through the Lord’s mercies we are not consumed,

Because His compassions fail not.

23 They are new every morning;

Great is Your faithfulness.

24 “The Lord is my portion,” says my soul,

“Therefore I hope in Him!”

So many people come to this time of the year. And they start to think about all the good things in life that they have and the things that they want and want to do for other people this special time of the season.

And they begin to take stock in the fact of how good they really do have it In their life that the good Lord has given them to be thankful for.

When you truly do get down in your spirit just how good God is… You realize that its not a once a year event but it's an every day occurrence.

Yes serving God is an awesome Adventure…

And waking up to his mercies and blessings which are new every morning is like waking up to it being...Christmas every day of the year

Ephesians 1:3-6 MSG

3-6 How blessed is God! And what a blessing he is! He’s the Father of our Master, Jesus Christ, and takes us to the high places of blessing in him. Long before he laid down earth’s foundations, he had us in mind, had settled on us as the focus of his love,

(Which means He chose us...realize this morning that you are special to God… Special enough that he chose you)

to be made whole and holy by his love. Long, long ago he decided to adopt us into his family through Jesus Christ. (What pleasure he took in planning this!) He wanted us to enter into the celebration of his lavish gift-giving by the hand of his beloved Son.

You see as we read this scripture we see...

that its not a once a year occurrence

but it's in every day

non-ending

open ended

continual outpouring of his goodness to us..of his lavish gift-giving by the hand of his beloved Son

Colossians 1:27 NKJ

27. To them God willed to make known what are the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles: which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.

You see the world sings a song this time year called Santa Claus is coming to town...and suddenly your conscience of the fact that somebody's been watching wether you've been naughty or nice…

And the someone is paying attention while you're sleeping as well as when you're awake...and if you want to receive any gifts at all you better be good for goodness sake...oh and we mustn't forget there is to be no pouting or crying allowed at any time

Basically it's a song about right living...you know, trying to be good

It's a great concept and it certainly has got the attention of many a boy and girl…

But the fact is that Jesus already came to town and gave the greatest gift of all!

And you don't have to do anything at all to get it....except receive it! Amen?

When you look at yourself, because of the relationship that you have with His Son.

God wants you to behold as in a mirror the glory of His Son who is in you by His Spirit.

As you do this, His Word says that you are being transformed from glory to glory — from poor to rich, sick to healed, from losing to winning...from victory to victory one after another, with no limitations!

He doesn't see our garments, our filthy rags, our actions, or our sin...

He only sees Jesus perfection...In, over and around our lives and He wants to be good to us..because He wants to be good to His Son...and he does

It doesn't matter what time of year it is, because with Jesus it's Christmas every day of the year!

The world, I really mean the accuser, may say to you, “It can’t be that easy.

Christmas every day of the year..who are you trying to kid??

You see…Of all people he knows it's true, because he has experienced first hand and still he says

You can’t be transformed just by beholding the glory of Jesus.

Well, if it was that easy, everyone would be doing it...

if it was that easy, there wouldn’t be all the problems in the world there is today!

But because of all the lies that he has spread…

He has the world convinced of the lie...

that it's not that easy

But you see God's word declares a different message…

Gods word says that there Is Hope....

God's Word declares that it is just that easy when you behold the glory of Jesus!

God's Word declares…nothing is impossible, when you put your faith and trust in Him!

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