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Rejoice! The Savior is Born

We want to wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas!
We hope you’ve got your shopping done, but there’s still time today to run out for any last minute gifts you might need to pick-up.
So we don’t want to take up too much of your time while you prepare for the Christmas festivities.
But in addition to the gifts to give and places to go on Christmas Day, there’s a precious reason we celebrate in the first place.
 
Jesus Christ was born, thus we celebrate Immanuel: God with Us.
In Isaiah 9:6, the prophet tells us He will be called, “Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.”
These titles carry power. Power on earth, and in our lives. Power to help us through every situation, every moment of our everyday lives.
 
Reflecting on 2017, who was Christ to you?
  • Was He your Wonderful Counselor while you struggled through some tough emotional situations?
  • Was He the Mighty God you needed to cling to, to move mountains for you, to be your rock and foundation to keep your feet firmly planted on the ground?
  • Was He your Everlasting Father, your good, good father wrapping His arms around you and letting you know He was right there, and everything would be ok?
  • Was He the Prince of Peace bringing you calm amidst the chaos of our busy, go-go-go lives?
 
Today, as we prepare to celebrate the birth of Jesus, let’s reflect on who He was to us this year, and thank Him for being exactly what we needed when we needed it.
 
Next week, we begin a 5-week series to kick-off the New Year right. Consider this series your GPS for the year, helping you get ready for the journey of 2018 and guide you to where you’re going next year. We’ll be talking about goal-setting, planning, and all the goodness that goes into starting your year off right. If you have any friends who you think could benefit from a great start to the new year, we encourage you to share this post with them so they can sign-up to receive the email series too.
 
And as we close, with hopeful hearts looking forward to the New Year, don’t forget to reflect on the goodness of God and who He was to you this past year.
 
In the comments below, would love for you respond and let us know who God was to you in 2017. I will be sure to be the first to share. Will you join me? It can just be a simple quick response of one of the titles from the Scripture above-Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Or, if you would like share more, we welcome it! Look forward to hearing from you.
Wishing you the merriest Christmas and happiest New Year!
Dominique Richardson
domhrichardson@gmail.com
5 Comments
  • Mattie McPherson
    Posted at 10:49h, 23 December Reply

    God was and is my everything . He truly is a good good Father he has given me a spirit of Gratitude in all things so I am grateful for 2017 and looking forward to a blessed 2018 my year of harvest. Wishing you a blessed and beautiful holiday

    • Dominique Richardson
      Posted at 12:59h, 23 December Reply

      Mattie- this is so beautiful! I love your outlook and it inspires me to be excited and hopeful for what is to come in 2018. Thank you so much for sharing your heart.

    • Tracey Metzger
      Posted at 14:48h, 23 December Reply

      Mattie – love this and love you. It is very evident from the way you live your life that He is your everything!
      Merry Christmas!
      Love,
      Tracey

  • Dominique Richardson
    Posted at 13:04h, 23 December Reply

    2017 was the year of the Wonderful Counselor for me. There was so much change in my life, I needed God to guide me at every turn (as I always do, but even more so in 2017) and help me work through so many different things. He was my comfort, He was my mentor, He was my Counselor through some tough moments. As we close this year, and look to 2018, I’m excited to see what new way God will reveal himself to me, allowing me to experience a deeper relationship with Him. I’m grateful for what He’s brought me through and how it’s transformed me, and I’m excited for new adventures!

  • Tracey Metzger
    Posted at 14:50h, 23 December Reply

    Everlasting Father resonated with me – loved this blog Dominique and the way it caused me to reflect on how God was all of those things to me this year!

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