“Blessed is she who has believed that the Lord would fulfill his promises to her!” Luke 1:45

I am intrigued at how faith raised the eyebrow of Jesus like nothing else. The Canaanite woman believed He would heal her daughter even after Jesus blew her off. Jesus marveled at her faith and granted her request (Matthew 15:28). Then there was the centurion soldier who told Jesus He did not even need to be in the same room to heal his suffering servant, that all He needed was to speak and the sickness would obey the command to leave. The Bible says Jesus was amazed at the centurion’s faith (Matthew 8:10).

Is He amazed by your faith in Him?

The Christmas story has no lasting impact on your life if you don’t believe it. Christ was born, crucified, and resurrected for more than a warm, fuzzy, and positive feeling this time of year. Christmas is about God coming for you. It is deeply personal. The only way to lay hold of all Christ intended for you is to believe (John 6:47). Believe not just with your mind, but with your heart. Put your full weight of faith in Who He is (the Messiah, the Promised One) and what He promises (eternal life for all who believe).

When Mary went to visit Elizabeth, Elizabeth spoke the words in our verse for today. She spoke of her belief bringing blessing. May your belief in Christ as the Savior of the World unleash the mountain of gifts that were in the heart of the One Who sent Him.

Christ the Savior is born! Believe and be blessed!

Published by georgiapointer

Welcome to Encouragement Outpost! My name is Dr. Georgia Pointer, a Christian writer who loves encouraging people in their relationship with Christ. I am a survivor of childhood rape and molestation, bullying, and emotional abuse. Negative thought patterns plagued me for many years until I learned to allow Christ and His Word to encourage and transform those thoughts. This background provides me with a passion to offer the same encouragement to anyone, not just abuse survivors, with the light of biblical truth that shines against the darkness of negativity, lies of the enemy, and daily struggles in living for Christ. I am a seminary graduate with a Masters in Christian Education. I also recently received my doctorate in Christian Counseling with a specialty in Family and Substance Abuse counseling. I served on staff for six years as a counselor at Moriah House of the Memphis Union Mission. I love the Word of God! I love studying it, teaching it, and speaking in public about it any chance I get. This blog, which I post about once a week, is my venue to share insights I glean. So, I invite you to subscribe to receive my weekly posts in your email and to share these posts with anyone you think might be encouraged by them.

2 thoughts on “Believe!

  1. Sister Georgia,
    I have faith and believe that God will continue to bless!! Pastor Scott that God is going to do something exceedingly great in his life. And continue to bless me to do well with my new kidney on this side. Thank you, Be blessed my Sister!
    I Love you, Merry CHRISTmas😘

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