Posted by: trbccoffeebreak | December 9, 2021

Best Holiday Ever

“And Mary said: “My soul glorifies the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior,” Luke 1:46-47 (ESV)

Just in case we didn’t shop enough on Black Friday, we experienced the wonders of Cyber Monday. Shopping online without even leaving our home is the ticket in this crazed scheduled world. Don’t know if you are like me, but when that calendar flips to December the pages seem to keep flipping. The days disappear quickly and if we aren’t intentional, the Christmas season will evaporate right before our eyes.

Now’s the time to steal away some uninterrupted and intentional time with Jesus this Christmas. Ask Him how we should spend our holiday. Trust Him with our overwhelming schedule. Allow Him to show us what needs to go and what needs to stay. Seek His direction in where our money goes. Commit to bringing peace and harmony into challenging family situations. Ask for open doors to share our faith. Seek God’s guidance in who we reach out to – who needs to be reminded of His love and grace. Lean in close and listen to His voice.

Grabbing the great deal can wait, but leaving Jesus out of the holiday season isn’t optional if we want to glorify Him. Resist the urge to saturate every day with nonstop activity. Cultivate a hunger and passion for the Christmas story. Read it slowly. Linger longer. Chew on the facts. Step back in time and feel the emotion, wonder and glory of Jesus arrival. Ask God to reveal Himself in a new and fresh way. Apply His truths and carve in margin to reflect on His incredible birth. Give up the hustle and bustle for a chance to worship the sweet babe in the manger.

Bargains will come and go. December’s festivities will cease too soon, but the Christmas story will last forever. Don’t miss out on a chance to draw near to the One who drew near to us.

“Father, help us to lay down our list and unwrap the gift of Your presence this holiday season.”

For His Glory

Janet Martin
TRBC Women’s Life


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