What’s the use in a Christmas message that comes 3 days into the New Year?
I’ve never really felt comfortable with celebrating Christmas. I’ve always felt like I might be missing something, either by celebrating it, or by not celebrating it.
This morning I asked the Lord, “So what’s today about? Yes I am a Christian but what does Christmas have to do with that, or with anything, for that matter?”
Here’s what He spoke into my spirit (in my own words):
“GOD WITH US, IMMANUEL.”
By becoming one of you, I made impossibilities possible, and I did it because I LOVE YOU AND I WANT YOU TO KNOW ME FOR REAL AND TO LIVE FOR ME FOR REAL.
Let Me share with you, My ‘Incredible Plan’:
You see, it has always been My plan, even from the beginning of time, that you would be by My side; worshipping Me as God, yet relating with Me as the closest One to your heart.
It has always been My plan, that you would be My co-worker in the earth; joining Me to lavish My incredible love and indescribably glory on all I created.
MY PLAN HAS NOT CHANGED.
I am still God, who is with you and in you. Immanuel.
The earth has changed, yes. It is broken and it births a lot of brokenness for the people it houses.
People have changed, yes. They do not love Me or want Me anymore. They want the counterfeit, the broken, the self-serving stuff that delights their bodies, or even their emotions, but kills the eternal life that I created their spirits to have.
But I have not changed.
Toyin, I have not changed.
I am still the same God who wants all whom I created to be by My side; worshipping Me as God, yet relating to Me as the closest One to your heart. I still want to co-work with you to lavish my incredible love and indescribably glory on all who will have Me.
And so, I made a way, and I saved you, and anyone else who will believe this incredible tale.
I saved you so that you could come close, know Me, worship Me, and then work with Me to draw others back to glorious wholeness – just the way I created man to be.
I placed in you, gifts, and talents, passions and values, I even allowed you to go through some experiences that would shape you, and fit you for a life that is attracted to Me, and that is prepared to work alongside Me while loving Me back.
So come close. Know Me. Worship Me. Let Me make you whole, from the inside out. And join Me as I continue to offer the same package of worship, intimate relationship and co-working, to others out there. Join Me as I continue to offer healing and restoration to people who are still broken.”
Ah, so now I know why I celebrate Christmas. GOD WITH US. IMMANUEL.
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So what’s the use in a Christmas message that comes 3 days into the New Year? It helps you think about how you are going to do things differently in the New Year. Trust me. 2018 is going to be exactly the same as 2017 was … if you do not get up, get bold, get to doing and being the very many things that God tugged on your heart to do and be this year.
Here’s what I feel the Lord is saying to many of His children in 2018:
“Come close,” says the Lord. “Know Me. Worship Me. Join Me as I continue to offer the same package of worship, intimate relationship and co-working to others out there.”
What’s your response?
Merry Christmas (belated) … and of course, HAPPY NEW YEAR!
I am Toyin, fully convicted by my own words, and very much still under construction in the hands of the Father.
The B.O.O.M Walk Program by Toyin Oladiran
We all come from somewhere. We all have our battle scars. We all have those life experiences, past or even ongoing, that have forced us into shadowy corners in our lives, preventing us from living fully, loving fully and most of all, serving God to the uttermost.
Some of us have carried on in this way, and gone on to do life ‘normally’, to become pastors, engineers, fathers, builders, lovers, secretaries, government officials, wives, teachers, sports coaches, gym instructors, you name it. Yet many are living a façade; a classic tale of smokes and mirrors. Many are carrying around, and being defined by those pivotal life experiences. Many have learnt to accept that this is just the way life is – living with and from the baggage.
What’s your scar? Where does it come from? Is it still driving your thoughts and responses to life? Are you tired of your scars keeping you wedged off into the fringes and sidelines of life, constantly angry, bitter, frustrated, rejected, insecure, proud, self-righteous … etc?
That’s what you and I will be tackling with the HOLY SPIRIT in The B.O.O.M WALK PROGRAM.💥
This Program is for EVERYONE…
…Yes, I said EVERYONE!
Be careful now. Do not think that only people who struggle with what we erroneously call ‘the big sins’ like murder, slavery, adultery etc struggle with the ‘Old Man’ (‘B.O.O.M’ stands for ‘bow out, Old Man’). Yes those are reflections of the ‘Old Man’ at work, but for the vast majority of people, the traits of the ‘Old Man’ are way more subtle, and internal.
I’m talking anger, bitterness, unforgiveness, self-righteousness, pride, fear, insecurity, rebellion against God, inferiority complex, lack of self-control…the list can go on.
The ‘Old Man’ thrives in secrecy… it’s all about the state of the mind, isn’t it?
Come on. Do not be afraid! And do not settle for more of the same!
Click here now to indicate your interest and to begin to prepare your heart and your spaces. The kind of transformation we are talking about here does not come by the click of a finger, neither does it come by lurking in a spectator’s seat. You need to take a bold step, own who you are and where you are at, and come along, for The B.O.O.M Walk Program.
I cannot WAIT to work with you. And if I am so excited about it, imagine how God, the Incredible Lover of your soul feels?😉
Hugs and Love,
Toyin Oladiran (Christian Transformational Coach and Creator of The B.O.O.M Walk Program)
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