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"From the rising of the sun to its setting, the name of the LORD is to be praised," Psalm 113:3.

Heavenly Father, You are a great and awesome God, majestic, wonderous, highly exalted and to be praised. Thank You for Your abundant blessings. Transform us into Your image as we gaze on You and praise Your name.

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Praise to CHRIST, the Son of God


Now when Jesus came into the district of Caesarea Philippi, He was asking His disciples, 'Who do people say that the Son of Man is?' And they said, 'Some say John the Baptist; and others, Elijah; but still others, Jeremiah, or one of the prophets.' He *said to them, 'But who do you say that I am?' Simon Peter answered, 'You are the CHRIST, the Son of the living God.'

Matthew 16:13-16

Maybe they were walking and talking. Maybe they were resting under a tree or sharing a meal. And Jesus asks, "Who do people say I am?"

Then, He asked, "Who do you say I am?"

Isn't that always the ultimate question? It's not who other people say Jesus is. It's who you say He is. It's who I say He is.

We will each stand before our Heavenly Father one day and give an account for our lives. So, today, right now, who do you say Jesus is? 

Lord, You are the CHRIST, the Son of the Living God. We worship, adore, and praise You.  

Please share, forward, or like our FOCUS on JESUS leading up to Christmas. Help others prepare their hearts for Christmas. Help others focus on the true meaning of Christmas. 


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Praise the Only Begotten, Beloved Son of God

“And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us, and we saw His glory, glory as of the ONLY BEGOTTEN from the Father, full of grace and truth,” 

John 1:14-18

 "After being baptized, Jesus came up immediately from the water; ...and behold, a voice out of the heavens said, “This is my BELOVED SON, in whom I am well-pleased.”

Matthew 3:13-17 


I remember the moment our son, Taylor, was born. No words adequately describe giving your firstborn, to your beloved child. Miracle. Joy. Love. Gratefulness. He had my heart from the moment he was conceived. Jesus, our Heavenly Father's ONLY BEGOTTEN SON, had His Daddy's heart from the moment Mary conceived Him by the Holy Spirit. Jesus, God's BELOVED SON

The incarnation of Jesus, God the Son being born and fleshed out to live and die among us, is the greatest of all mysteries and wonders. And, we're the recipients of God's grace. 

That the ONLY BEGOTTEN SON would come to earth and live and die for you and me is beyond comprehension. 

Heavenly Father, thank You for sharing Your Only Begotten Beloved Son with us so that we might become Your adopted children. We adore, worship, and praise You, Jesus, Only Begotten of the Father, His Beloved Son.

Preparing Our Hearts for Christmas Daily Devotional




“For the Law appoints men as high priests who are weak, but the word of the oath, which came after the Law, APPOINTS A SON, made perfect forever.”

Hebrews 7:28

Leading up to Christmas, join me in focusing on the glory of what God has given us in Jesus.
God APPOINTED JESUS to be our High Priest. Why should that matter to us? Because without Him, we'd be dead in our sins for eternity. Once saved, we'd be wading in guilt without Jesus, our High Priest, who lives to make intercession for us. What does it mean that God APPOINTED Jesus to be our HIGH PRIEST? 
Prior to Jesus, Jewish high priests made sacrifices for the sins of people. But, those high priests died. And, they, too, were sinful. So God sent Jesus as a "once for all" High Priest. His sacrifice on the cross became the end all satisfying sacrifice. Resurrected, He now acts as the APPOINTED High Priest who intercedes for us.
Praise God today for appointing Jesus to be the ultimate High Priest, whose sacrifice of His life, opens the door for us to enter heaven. Praise Jesus for daily interceding for you - so you don't live in daily guilt.  God's APPOINTED SON opened a new world, a unique heavenly world and walk for us. 
Heavenly Father, thank You for appointing Jesus as High Priest. Lord Jesus, thank You for the ultimate sacrifice of Your life and for interceding for us. We give you praise! 


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Praise to the REWARDER

“And without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is and that He is a REWARDER of those who seek Him.”

Hebrews 11:6

Do you ever think about pleasing God? Did you know it's possible to please God? Hebrews 11:5 states that Enoch was "pleasing to God." I can't think of a more admirable thing to be said about someone than they please God. And, when we live by faith in Him, it pleases God and He rewards us.

How does God reward us? I don't know all the ways, but I do that when I'm anxious or afraid and I bow before Him and thumb through my journal where I've listed all His attributes, my faith is increased. "He is able. He is almighty. Nothing is impossible to Him," I read. As I call on Him in faith to help me or I intercede for my family and friends, I believe that He is who the Bible reveals God to be. No, I don't know what all rewards the verse is talking about. But, the reward of His peace, the reward of relationships being miraculously restored, the reward of Him quickening my thoughts is reward enough. 

The reward? For me, it's His presence. His wonderful, guiding presence. 

What a blessed relationship we have with our Heavenly Father.

Lord, REWARDER OF THOSE WHO SEEK YOU, You amaze us as we meditate on who You are and the relationship You invite us to enjoy with You. Help us please You more each day as we exercise our faith in You. 



“My people have become lost sheep;
Their shepherds have led them astray.
They have made them turn aside on the mountains;
They have gone along from mountain to hill
And have forgotten their RESTING PLACE.” 

Jeremiah 50:6


How are you? Often, when asked, the answer is, “fine” or “good.” But, if it’s just you and me sitting across the kitchen table, “stressed, bummed, worried, mad, or tired” may the response.  

Deep within, what we long for is soul rest. Without it, our minds wander to the worst. Without soul rest, our spirits are agitated. Without soul rest, are emotions are on a roller coaster of occasional highs that plummet to lows. 

What can we offer one another as we sip our coffee and chat? The reminder that the place to go for soul rest is Christ. Reading the paper can get us in knots. Reading the Bible quiets us. Griping to one another can further agitate us. Pouring our worries and weariness to our Heavenly Father brings peace. 

God describes Himself as a RESTING PLACE. When we feel like we’re “losing it” or if we’ve strayed from devotion to Christ, we can return to Him and find rest for our souls.

Lord, we praise You, our RESTING PLACE!