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This is the season when we celebrate the Truth that God loves to be part of our lives. He is intentional about walking through every day with us and being our Father, our Savior, and our ever-present help.

The beauty of the Christmas story is that God – Emmanuel – chose to come and physically live with us. He saw the mess we were in and chose to join us in the middle of it. Then He made a way for us to live in victory in all aspects of life, regardless of the mess.

Just as He did all those years ago, He is still actively doing today. Emmanuel, God with us, is still as true in our today, as it was in this 2000-year-old story.

He put Himself in our shoes

He knows what we’re going through because He experienced it first-hand. He knows what it’s like to be betrayed by a friend and partner. He knows how to do something for no reward. He knows what it’s like to be tempted to do things that are not good for us. He knows what it’s like to wonder where God is.

We don’t have a priest who is out of touch with our reality. He’s been through weakness and testing, experienced it all—all but the sin.

Hebrews 4:15 MSG

He left us with examples of what to do in the midst of life on Earth

All the way through the Gospels we see examples of what life can look like as we partner with Holy Spirit to bring Heaven to Earth. Whatever we are facing, we can take a moment and read a story where Jesus faced something similar. We can meet Him in the midst of our circumstance then listen for His ask for guidance.

So let’s walk right up to Him and get what He is so ready to give. Take the mercy, accept the help.

Hebrews 4:16 MSG

He intercedes for us right now

So Jesus came to be with us, knows what it’s like to live as we do, and is still intimately connected with us. Even better, He sits at the right hand of God and intercedes for us. He has God’s ear and is still helping us to walk through life partnering with Him. We have an advocate, speaking on our behalf, sitting right next to God Himself!

Who then is the one who condemns? No one. Christ Jesus who died—more than that, who was raised to life —is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us.

Romans 8:34 NIV

Everyday Life

As we round up 2019 and step into 2020, we encourage you to intentionally remember that

  • Jesus is with you; for you and on your side.
  • He is interested in what you think and what you’re going through.
  • He wants to be involved in your work – balancing your books, creating new streams of income, managing staff retention and dealing with challenges.

As you celebrate this Christmas season, remember that He is truly Emmanuel – God with us.

Lisa is the Director of Heaven in Business Online where she creates & sources transformative teaching for the online Community. Hailing from South Africa, via the UK, she has honed her skills in systems implementation, coaching/mentoring, and customer care. Her experience ranges across both business and church sectors.

Here’s one way she is personally integrating Jesus in all of life. It’s called Adventures with Jesus. Join the conversation!

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