Jesus – 25 Positive Words, Day 25

Day 25

Today we celebrate Jesus. He is the Word made flesh. He is the Word of Life. He is my redeemer, my savior, my victor, my friend. In Colossians 1, we read a beautiful declaration of who Jesus is:

 Christ is the visible image of the invisible God.
He existed before anything was created and is supreme over all creation,
for through him God created everything
in the heavenly realms and on earth.
He made the things we can see
and the things we can’t see—
such as thrones, kingdoms, rulers, and authorities in the unseen world.
Everything was created through him and for him.
He existed before anything else,
and he holds all creation together.
Christ is also the head of the church,
which is his body.
He is the beginning,
supreme over all who rise from the dead.
So he is first in everything.
 For God in all his fullness
was pleased to live in Christ,
and through him God reconciled
everything to himself.
He made peace with everything in heaven and on earth
by means of Christ’s blood on the cross.

Colossians 1:15-20

He who knew no sin, came to this earth in human form, and gave His life for us so that we might have a relationship with God. Because of the cross we live in victory in both this life and eternity. Let us celebrate Jesus every day of the year. Merry Christmas to all!


Listen – 25 Positive Words, Day 24

Day 24

One of the greatest gifts we can give to another person is the gift of listening. When we honestly and sincerely listen to others, we affirm them and help them feel valued. Even when we don’t share the same opinion or perspective on life, we can still ask good questions and listen well to the other person’s point of view. This Christmas, let’s take a genuine interest in the people in our path and find out what is important to them.

James 1:19, “ Understand this, my dear brothers and sisters: You must all be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to get angry.”

Speak – 25 Positive Words, Day 23

Day 23

Life and death are in the power of our words. Let us use our words to speak life into others by sincerely giving them encouragement. The word “encourage” literally means to give strength to the heart. When we use our words to strengthen rather than diminish, we not only lift up the hearts of others, but we ourselves are uplifted. If we spew out negativity through our words, we bring ourselves down as well as those we hurt. How will you use your words today?

Love – 25 Positive Words, Day 22

Day 22

If we have the perfect gifts for everyone in our family and fill their stockings to the brim, but are angry and rude to those around us, we miss the greatest gift of all – love.  And if our house looks perfect and we have the best decorations in the neighborhood, yet speak unkindly to others or gossip behind their backs, we’ve missed the most beautiful decoration of the season – love.

We may be busy, but we can always be loving in how we interact with others. Let’s look for ways to demonstrate God’s love through patience, compassion and mercy. Let’s shine the light of His love through our kind words, sincere smile and thoughtful actions, for this is truly how we celebrate Jesus and reflect His character.

Laugh – 25 Positive Words, Day 21

Day 21

Laughter is good medicine. Whether you burn the turkey, or re-gift the same gift to the person who gave it to you last year, or don’t finish the Christmas cards until Dec 27th – you have a choice in the way you respond. When frustrations happen, you can fall apart and declare, “Everything is going wrong!” Or you can laugh and see the humor in life.

Certainly there are times when we need to cry and grieve, but there are also times when we need to let out a good hearty guffaw.

Keep the laughter flowing throughout the holidays with funny movies, games, playing in snow or simply telling old stories. Remember, never laugh at another person’s expense. Laughter should elevate others’ hearts, not hurt them. Be deliberate about choosing laughter during this season and throughout the year.