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Prepare Your Heart for the Birth of Jesus

Prepare your heart for the birth of baby Jesus

Mary and Joseph knocked on the door to inn, but there was no room.  There was no space.  Every inch of the inn was occupied.

“…She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no guest room available for them.” (Luke 2:7)

As we prepare for Christmas, we are wise to create room for the greatest gift of Christmas to be delivered.  We are wise to make sure we don’t say, “Jesus, I don’t have room for you.”  Because, if we fill our mind, our actions and our hearts with other things, we will have a big sign on our hearts that shines “no vacancy.”

This means, we have to slow down, and clear out some internal junk to make room for Jesus. We must open the doors of our soul and say, “Yes, Lord, we have room.” We must look him in the eyes and say, “Let us roll out the red carpet – the VIP treatment – for you Lord!” We must say, “You are the preferred guest in my heart.”

Making room for Jesus means we:

Pray and ask Jesus to make himself apparent in our hearts.
– Acknowledge to God that we are prone to stray.
Keep our eyes focused on the word of the Lord.
Meditate on the story of Christmas and the gift called Jesus
Repent of any idols we are putting before the Lord.
Let go of worries, anxieties and busyness to find Christ.
Find joy in the grace and glory that Christ brings.

Prepare your heart. Make room for the King.  He is coming.

Don’t let your heart blink with a no vacancy sign. Don’t turn away the greatest gift ever given.  Create room for the arrival of baby Jesus.

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Kelly, a fun-loving, active and spunky mom of two rambunctious toddlers, spends her days pushing swings, changing diapers and pursuing the Lord with all her heart. Called a "Cheerleader of Faith", Kelly's greatest desire is to help women live passionately, purposefully and unencumbered for the Lord.

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  • Kelly, nice to be your neighbor at #FMFparty! This post is such a wonderful, succinct way of focusing our eyes on Christ during this Christmas season. We truly must be intentional in preparing our hearts for Him, not only at Christmas, but each and every day. Grace and peace, sweet friend.

  • This is something that must be focused on daily. I have two young toddlers and am trying to teach them the importance of making room for the Lord in their hearts. I know they watch me very closely and when I let things like anxiety and frustration into my own heart, they too take worry into theirs. But when I allow happiness and joy in, they tend to smile and feel at ease.

  • Hi Kelly! Just stopping by from FMF. Loved your perspective on preparing our hearts for Jesus at this time of year – “making Him our preferred guest.” Indeed! In the busyness of the season, with people coming and going, He can often get lost in the shuffle. Joining my heart with yours in preparing Him room, rolling out the red carpet, and welcoming Him wholly. Blessings to you!

  • Simply stated yet so profound. I am reminded to empty myself to leave room for Him to fill me up. Right now I exhale worry, anxiety, idols and I inhale the breath of life.

  • “Don’t let your heart blink with a no vacancy sign. Don’t turn away the greatest gift ever given. Create room for the arrival of baby Jesus”
    This is so good. So perfect for the season of my life. Thank you for choosing your words ever so carefully.

    • Amber! Thanks for visiting and for sharing how these words touched you. I am so glad that they helped to focus your eyes on our King! Much love to you. Come join us for the Cheerleading Linkup next week. It was so much fun!

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