Put Yourself On

Christmas Day!

I’m thinking today about Jesus and the idea of Him coming to earth.  I was particularly thinking about His habits, His mannerisms.  Did He scratch His chin the Joseph did?  Did His laugh resemble Mary’s?

I know several adopted kids and I hear people that don’t know the family say stuff like, “you sound just like your mom.  You look just like your dad!”

The crowd I hang out with tends act all the same, similar words, similar takes on life, similar behaviors.  We put on a different self when we are in each others presence.

The most laughable evidence if this is when we interpret the actions of God as if He was human.  Put humanity on the infinite.

In many ways, I want to influence those around me, to put myself on them.  I want them to imitate my love for Jesus, my passion for life, my work ethic.  But there are many things I would rather they didn’t emulate, my temper, my selfishness, my fears.

So today, on Christmas, my prayer is not for me to put myself on others, nor for my will to be put on God.  Just that He would put Himself on me.

Clothe me with Your heart!  Pour out Your Spirit on me!  Let my smile be Your smile, my words be Your words.  Put Yourself on me so that You are more visible than me.

Merry Christmas Everyone!

4 thoughts on “Put Yourself On

  1. Carl Baker-Christophel

    Nicely said Matt! Merry Christmas!! Rachael

    On Sat, Dec 25, 2021, 8:39 AM The Healing Worshipper wrote:

    > hawkinsm6 posted: ” Christmas Day! I’m thinking today about Jesus and the > idea of Him coming to earth. I was particularly thinking about His habits, > His mannerisms. Did He scratch His chin the Joseph did? Did His laugh > resemble Mary’s? I know several adopted kids a” >

  2. Bill Hawkins

    Yeah. I hear you. Change ME, Lord! I really need You to help me as you order me to make changes in my behavior! I often do not recognize where the problem really is. I thought I HAD changed that already but here it is again! Especially in the matter of LOVE! I just heard someone on the radio again CENTRALIZING LOVE as the key to EVERYTHING ELSE. Agape, that is! Well, I think I have finally after all the years of recovery from the other stuff often think I maybe have it now with Agape. Maybe it IS better than it used to be. But, oh my! It isn’t long before I know I am light years from getting it right. Help me, Lord! I want to love like you love. Don’t give up on me, please.

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