“For Unto Us/Open The Eyes Of My Heart” Christmas Devotional

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Alexis has a Master's degree from Denver Seminary and a Bachelor's degree from Colorado Christian University. She has been in professional ministry for over 15 years. She has served in ministry positions such as co-pastor, youth minister, and spiritual director.
She is a mom, wife, and passionate believer that Jesus changes everything.
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December 10

“For Unto Us A Child Is Born/Open The Eyes of My Heart” by Paul Baloche

For unto us a Child is born

A Son is given

A Son is given

For unto us a Child is born

A Son is given

A Son is given

The Messiah

Oh to see Him

To see Him high and lifted up

Shining in the light of Your glory

Pour out Your power and love

As we sing Holy Holy Holy

For unto us a Child is born

A Son is given

A Son is given

For unto us a Child is born

A Son is given

A Son is given

The Messiah

Oh to see Him

To see Him high and lifted up

Shining in the light of Your glory

Pour out Your power and love

As we sing Holy Holy Holy

You are high and lifted up

Shining in the light of Your glory

Lord pour out Your power and love

As we sing Holy Holy Holy

Holy Holy Holy

Holy Holy Holy

Holy Holy Holy

Holy Holy Holy

For unto us a Child is born

Holy Holy Holy

For unto us a Child is born

Holy Holy Holy

For unto us a Child is born

Holy Holy Holy

For unto us a Child is born

Holy Holy Holy

“The Messiah oh to see him.”

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Today’s Devotion

The Christmas season is all about looking to the coming Messiah through the perspective of remembering Jesus’ first entry into our world as a human being. However, we always have the Spirit with us because Jesus the babe was born and came to save us.

The line from the song I chose as inspiration for this devotional is “The Messiah oh to see him.” I believe this is the quest of every follower of Jesus, is to see him. However, to have eyes to see Christ, we must tune our whole lives to that desire.

Often times, we think if we simply attend Sunday services, find a small group, or have morning prayer that we are completely living a life seeking Jesus. And yes, those are great places for finding God in one’s life, but they are not entire picture, especially when they simply become routine. A life seeking Christ is a life of discipline and intentionality – both of which are very good things.

When we want to have eyes to see Jesus, we also must tune our hearts to do so and allow God to rid of us distractions. Distractions come in the form of stress, fear, unrighteous anger, bitterness, harshness, obsession. These are human responses to life and cloud our eyes to seeing Jesus clearly. Only God can remove these unhealthy emotions and by turning to him is the way he cleans your lenses.

We want to challenge you today to take on another form of seeing Christ in your life. You can begin by adding one more element to your life of discipleship. Maybe it’s committing to listening to Christian music on each commute to and from work. You might add a quiet time routine to your day. Perhaps it is connecting with another Christian periodically for the purpose of growing in your walk. You might want to add some different prayer practices to your routine, or volunteer regularly at a local charity or your church.

We have loads of free resources to help you carve out more time for God or creative ways to connecting to God.

For at home retreats, click here.

For monthly, weekly or even daylong Challenges, click here.

Another awesome resource is a free workbook we created on How To Make Time For God.

A great article on finding 9 ways to connect to God can be found here.

By adding another intentional disciple to your walk with God will help you have better eyes for seeing him, the Messiah!

Prayer

God,

Help me to only have eyes to see you. Help me find ways to connect with you throughout my day, because Lord I desperately need you. God, open the eyes of my heart, because I want to see you. I want to see you. I want to see you! Amen.

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