Monday, December 07, 2009

Christmas Shift:Advent Conspiracy

Christmas is a revolution. It's not so much the idea of revolution that we usually have of war, weapons, revolt, and upheaval. No, it is more a revolution in the truest sense of the word, a "drastic and far reaching change in ways of thinking and behavior".

And this is what Christmas is all about. With the arrival of Jesus, into our world, our way of life, thinking, and behavior was forever changed (like the revolution that takes place in our personal lives when we accept Him as our Lord and Savior).

But, through the years, something changed. Christmas stopped becoming about Him, and became a "revolution" of us. It has become a time of stress, busyness (often forgetting God), materialism, and focus on self (what am I getting, will they accept what I am giving).

We can go through the whole Christmas season and never truly experience Christ! Christmas is really all about having a true encoutner with Him!

In Matthew 2 we read of the magi, and the gifts they brought to their King. They brought the gift of worship, and they brought gifts of meaning (gold, frankincense, and myrrh). These are the same "gifts" that our King desires, still today.

He desires our wholehearted, and sincere worship. He desires meaning, service to others, sharing life together, and being the Body.

Let's Experience Shift in our Christmas, this year! Let this year be the year of shifting from a revolution of us, to a revolution of Him (a revolution of life-change)!

Four practical steps that we can take to start this revolution:

1.) Recognize what Christmas has become.

2.) Believe it has/can change (a shift can occur).

3.) Conspire to change Christmas (conspire: to act or work together toward the same result or goal)

4.) Take action to start the change.


1 comment:

Christmas Hampers said...

Nice blog. Experience the Shift in our Christmas, this year while going through your blog. This year will be the year of shifting from a revolution of us. Keep up the good work.