The experience of ‘God with us’ has never been more real to me as it is at this time. Events in recent days have shown me that even when we are going through a tough phase of life we can rest on Gods ability to take care of every other things we are not able to deal with ourselves.


I shared with one of my daughters earlier this week how I kept record of the display of Gods favor, wisdom and leading at this time. Small as some of the examples of favor could be to some; they were indications for me that God is with me and at work. Let me share two of them with you…last week Costa Coffee decided to randomly give some of their clients free coffees nationally. A certain person in my family, name withheld, was desperately hoping to get one but that didn’t happen…but guess who got one…ME! Secondly, our business organisation had a prize draw of some desirable apple products and guess who got one amongst hundreds of business owners…. ME!


Not just favor, the wisdom and leading of God has been so real to me during this period. God gives clear instructions and wise counsel on specifics to me and I literarily say what God says or walk Gods path and see the result clearly. I am so grateful for the reality of God being with me at this time and I do not take it for granted.


When looking at this Christmas period, I cannot but identify today’s scripture as one of the main benefits of Christ’s coming.


“Look! The virgin will conceive a child! She will give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel, which means ‘God is with us.’” Matthew 1:23 NLT


Gods presence is one of the biggest gifts of Christmas and the more you are aware of it, the more of this blessing you will experience.


I want to take this opportunity to wish you a very Merry Christmas full of joy and peace all round in Jesus name. Remember, God is with you and so enjoy His presence.


God is on your side!


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