Well here we are again.... at year end scrambling around to get last minute gifts purchased and wrapped, and everything decorated to celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ only to a few days later to tear it all down and resume our every day life.
I don really think this is what God intended. We should celebrate the birth of Jesus every day of our lives not just once a year. God's original design for man was to have a relationship with their creator, and do his will on earth thus glorifying him. This relationship was broken at the fall of Adam and Eve, but it was restored by the resurrection of Jesus Christ If we confess with our mouth and believe in our heart that Jesus Christ is our savior we are born again spiritually and have eternal life. Our salvation is not the end of the story nor is eternal life in heaven. Our salvation is the beginning of our assignment on earth. God wants us to spread the good news not just in word but in action. He has sent us the Holy Spirit who empowers us to demonstrate his will on earth. When we do his will it fulfills our purpose to glorify him. Jesus did only what he saw the Father do. In the same way the Holy Spirit will show us what to do. Jesus has transferred his commission to us and has given us the tools to do greater works than he. Mark 16:16 go into the world preach the gospel (good news) and these signs will accompany those who believed in my name they will cast out demons and lay hands on the sick and they will recover. John 20:21 Jesus said as the Father has sent me, I also send you. the questions is are you ready to take on your commission? When you are willing to step out and attempt to do what you are unqualified to do, Jesus through the power of the Holy Spirit will give you the access to heaven on earth.
I have a reminder in the cell phone that pops up every day, it says "Be a blessing to all you meet, give gifts, serve others, and share Jesus.
He never intended for you salvation to be the end but rather a beginning of your purpose to glorify him by stepping our and touching the lives of people around you.