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Your First Christmas Gift | Showers’ Blessing Inspires

The “True Love” mentioned in the song doesn’t refer to an earthly suitor, but it refers to God Himself. The “me” who receives the presents refers to every baptized person. The partridge in a pear tree is Jesus the Christ, the Son of God, whose birthday we celebrate on December 25, the first day of Christmas. In the song, Christ is symbolically presented as a mother partridge that feigns injury to decoy predators from her helpless nestlings, recalling the expression of Christ’s sadness over the fate of Jerusalem: “Jerusalem! Jerusalem! How often would I have sheltered you under my wings, as a hen does her chicks, but you would not have it so . . . .” (Luke 13:34)

I Am that I Am

My mother gave me a priceless gift to love God and to love others. Her instructions were simplistic, yet expansive, “Love one another.” I believe everything hinges on that humongous powerful four letter word — L-O-V-E.

God wants us to understand the magnitude of the role he plays within each of us, but he also wants us to understand the magnitude of the role we play in each other’s lives. Living out the greatest two commandments to love God with all our mind, body, and soul and to love our neighbor as we love ourselves. I believe these two commandments, when kept at the forefront of our lives, keeps us grounded to serve and love one another.

Many times we want to feel that we are in this alone. When we isolate ourselves we become more consumed with what others can do for us and lose sight of what we can do for others. Self-serving attitudes and actions only lead to destructiveness and limitation. I AM—God within us—connects us and unifies us. God is love. We are united in His love. Together we exemplify unity in all of its nuances to achieve much more than we could ever achieve alone. Our actions and behaviors have a direct consequence on each other because when one is affected everyone is affected.

When we allow the I AM power dwelling in each of us to be our guiding force, the veil that prevents us from understanding our purpose is lifted. Allowing God, I Am That I Am, to guide and lead us to our expected purpose, we come up against mental strongholds that try to prevent us from experiencing all God has for our lives, which is directly connected to all God has for others’ lives.

Each of us may not want to fulfill our responsibility for the welfare and well-being of others, but we have no choice. It is rooted in the two greatest commandments. We are responsible for banning together and making things happen. God provides the purpose, but He also provides us the wisdom to know collectively we can do much more.

Working together we experience progress. We must respect the enterprising spirit inherent in each of us. If we don’t respect each other and support our respective dreams and aspirations, we will never excel to the heights God envisioned. Such a small word with illimitable power that not only transforms our lives, but enables us to love others in transforming their lives as well.

The Spirit of I Am answers the questions looming in our lives. His purpose is for us to be prosperous. His purpose is for us to be protected and safe. His purpose is for us to have the desires of our hearts. His purpose is for us to have power and a sound mind, not to be controlled by the limitations of this world, but to be controlled and guided by divine peace, joy, love and the Spirit of I AM.

  1. At the core of God’s Spirit is love, which He gave to us when He gave us His only begotten Son, Jesus, for us to have eternal life and an abundant life in the earth.

This is your first gift of the 12 days of Christmas.

Enjoy Your Gift!

Jacqui Showers

The Bold Encourager
Business Encouragement Coach

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Merry Christmas! Accept My Gift to You | Showers’ Blessing Inspires


I love Christmas! I have more decorations than I almost have a place to put them. Over the years Christmas has meant more than just decorations for me. It is a time to celebrate Jesus’ birth with family and friends and pour out love to everyone. When I think about Christmases gone by, I can’t help but reminisce about how much fun my family enjoyed. We’d kick it off on Christmas Eve and celebrate every day until New Year’s Day.

The celebration included singing the Twelve Days of Christmas. Everyone loved singing the song since my sister Portia introduced it to us decades ago. In essence, each person is given a card with four of the gifts randomly chosen for them to sing at their respective time. That is what makes it so much fun!

As you move through the Twelve Days of Christmas, each person stands up and sings the portion of the song that is listed on their card. We are jumping up and down, singing, laughing, and just having a great time.

One year, I wanted to know more about the Twelve Days of Christmas and exactly what we were singing. To my amazement, it was more than a nonsensical song, but was a way for Catholics in England to practice their faith during a period when they were prohibited from doing so in public and in private. They were able to teach their children about Christmas and Christ using the symbols of each day. I was interestingly intrigued that the twelve days did not come before Christmas but started on Christmas evening and ended the evening of January 6. Over the years, the Twelve Days of Christmas have come to represent more than just a nonsensical song to me.

Oftentimes, at the end of one year and the beginning of another, we are always in a place of expectation. Celebrating Christmas this year, the significance of the Twelve Days of Christmas means giving gifts that propel others to fulfill their dreams and live out their purpose.

For twelve days, beginning on Christmas evening and culminating on January 6, expect a gift of encouragement. It is my way of saying thank you for your support for The Showers Group Ministries, The ME Place, Kingdom Marketplace Connection, Showers’ Blessing Inspires, 11:59 A Minute ’til Midnight Marketplace Prayer Bootcamp, JASSAI Publishing, The ME Place, and my family during the loss of my beloved sister Shirley Lee Holmes Mallette. It is my prayer and hope these gifts of inspiration will continue to propel you in this year, the next year, and years to come as you become all God envisioned so you can experience what God SAWW, Spiritual, Abundance, Wholeness, and Wealth.

Enjoy A Merry Christmas!

Jacqui Showers

The Bold Encourager
Business Encouragement Coach

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