“That today a Savior, who is Christ the Lord, was born for you in the city of David.”
~ Luke 2:11, LEB ~
What does the birth of Christ offer you today? Have you considered such a question? Furthermore, what does it mean for you that he is your savior? As we consider the spiritual truths of the Gospel of Jesus Christ – we ought to thoughtfully consider the significance of the Saviors birth and how it applies to our own personal lives.
The call to discipleship – or to come unto Christ and follow Him – means need to step out of that false self and embrace the reality of the true self found in Christ. The false self prevents us from allowing us to admit our mistakes or experience humility and vulnerability. Our false self-drives us with the attitude and behavior we are able to manage whatever come our way. When we falter and make mistakes – our false self criticizes and judges’ others. Blaming others for our own personal inadequacies and faults.
Because of the mindful crucified Christian life – we now see that our own personal wounds were deep and difficult to envision the gulf that separated us from the Love of Christ. Such truth is no longer elusive. It is simple and obvious. Through Christ and living a spiritually disciplined life according to the principle truths of the Gospel, we are able to see ourselves as genuinely honest. It causes us to face our false self and hold ourselves accountable unto our Heavenly Father. Examining ourselves in the light of Christ’s truth and way of living.
Our spiritual perception changes as a result of a deep enriching truth. Through our Heavenly Father’s grace, we strive to work faithfully in cultivating a rich and meaningful life through Christ. Truth is won when we have the courage to feel the spiritual pain of being separate from the love of Christ, and that of our Heavenly Father. It is this hunger and thirst we strive to satisfy knowing that Christ is our Lord and Savior.
What does the birth of Christ offer you today? For me it is hope. And yes, I consider this question deeply and personally as it is a good reminder for me to focus on what it is that I need to do each and every day. As for what it means that Christ is my lord and savior. It means a deep and personal relationship where I am being saved daily through the Infinite Atonement as I am living as faithfully as possible to his teachings and truths. It personally means that I need to constantly grow in faith. Walking in obedience and confidence in His teachings.
Today’s Thought and Reminder
The birth of Christ has deep and personal meaning to each one of us. It is up to you to discover for yourself what this means and how to apply it in your own personal life. It is a reminder that the cost of discipleship is one that is not to be taken lightly. Today, it means to allow the Savior to birth into you His will and desire for your own life. Seeking Him continually. Sacrificing all to come unto Him and follow after His ways and teachings.
Without the personal cost and sacrifices needed – one shall not taste of the blessings and promises of God.
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