Carrying Greatness in this Christmas Season – 5 Keys

Shyju Mathew

"Experience the Word of God, in the power of the Spirit."

December 25, 2016

Hello GTH readers & subscribers!

We want to wish you big blessings for this season.

Here are five lessons I shared with our church for our Christmas program.

Committing their life to Jesus in Montreal

Souls committing their life to Jesus in Montreal

The birth of Jesus happened in the midst of Roman occupation, death, and fear.

Irrespective of all that, Mary was open to what God wanted to do through her.

Lesson number 1. Your availability is your qualification for greatness. [tweet this]

God does not ask us of anything more than our total availability.

Young Mary became a history changer when she surrendered herself 100% to Jesus.

How about you?

Lesson number 2. Hell’s worst plans is no match for God’s great plans. [tweet this]

We know that the story of the birth of Jesus happened around plenty of chaos and the murder of thousands of babies. Yet the sovereign hand of God led Jesus to His destiny through the storm. That is exactly what our hope should be.

Would you simply take a minute to silence your heart in this season and believe that He will see you through?

Lesson number 3. God is speaking even when we are not listening. [tweet this]

Joseph and Mary were guided by divine dreams. They were instructed when to move, where to go, and all the rest of the directions they needed.

God never ceases to speak. It is us who become deaf to His voice.

When we silence our hearts from the distractions and tune into His heart, His voice becomes loud. [tweet this]

Lesson number 4. HE got out, so that you can get in. [tweet this]

The Bible says that Jesus was born in a manger. There was no place for Him in the inn.

Think about it, the God of the universe didn’t have a place among humans. Yet Jesus became the bridge between God and humanity.

In fact,  Christ is building us a home in Heaven right now. If He got out of His Heavenly Home so that we may have a chance to get in, then we should get out of the world and long to get into Heaven. We should live a life focused on the things above.


Lesson number 5. Commit to the process of sustaining greatness. [tweet this]

Mary must have stirred a lot of conversation over this fatherless baby. Imagine the gossip that may have surrounded her.

Greatness always comes with a cost. Most history makers paid the cost with their lives.

No greatness is complete without someone committing to sustain and survive through the process. [tweet this]
Irrespective of any mockery, social stigma, or the possible controversies, Mary decided to obey God.

I don’t know what you have been through in your last season. But know that no matter how good or how bad it may have been, your biggest duty is to commit to staying unshakeable and rooted. Expect God to see you through.
The best is yet to come!

Merry Christmas Wishes to you from Pastor Tiny and myself.



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