I love Christmas songs. I really could sing them all year long. My favorite one has to be “Joy to the World” from The Preacher's Wife soundtrack sung by Whitney Houston. It proclaims the arrival of our Lord and King and tells of how the heavens and earth (well nature that is) rejoice. As I was singing the lyrics this morning (using my inside voice of course) I kept pausing at the phrase “let every heart prepare Him room.”
Many of us know the story of Jesus’s lowly birth in manger. According to the story his parents traveled from Jerusalem to Bethlehem for Mary to give birth. When they arrived at the hotel they found that there were no rooms available. I believe that Joseph, like many men, failed to make a reservation but that’s not the point this story. (Just kidding guys. We know you ALWAYS plan ahead for us ladies… insert side eye LOL! )
Have you prepared room in your heart for Him? Are there any occupants (people, fears, doubts, strongholds, possessions) that have penthouse suites in your heart when they shouldn’t?
It’s not too late to make room. Do some evicting. Clean up the house. Tear down walls that shouldn’t be there and believe that God will restore your heart to the way He designed it to be.
How are you preparing?
“Joy to the World” by Whitney Houston, The Preacher’s Wife soundtrack
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