Thursday, November 29, 2012

Do You Have Room?

You know I make a list almost every day with what has to be done that day. Today is cleaning day and I am trying to finish up the Christmas decorating. I need to freshen up the chicken coop. Caleb and I are finishing up his last year of school~ no stress there. I need to get a package ready to send to my grand-Boston for Christmas. Those Christmas cards need addressed. Well as you can see my list each day never gets shorter. I know you are much the same. How about you? Is your list a mile long today?

Thanksgiving is behind us and it is time to get merrily busy for the most wonderful time of year.  The Christmas season is here. Our calendars are full. Our bank accounts are getting empty. Our hearts and lives seem to be crowded with things we deem important but have we made room for Jesus?  Each year I seem to realize there are more important things in life than my never ending to-do list.

I just don't want to think of a world without Christ! Yet ~ how often do I get so caught up in living that I live my life as though He doesn't exist? This time of year is busier than most and I confess I get so busy I leave no room for Him. How about you?

 Oh ~ I make mental notes each year to not allow it to happen. Then on  Christmas Eve I silently pray for God to forgive me for crowding Him out once again.

I just wonder what was the inn keeper's excuse the night he had no room for Jesus? He was surely over extended with an inn full of all those weary travelers who had returned to be taxed. I am sure he was busy feeding and tending to the people~ even probably being a servant to those who needed rest from the long journey. I am just sure he was exhausted himself. Was that his excuse for turning away the King of Kings?  He must have had some sympathy for he offered them his stable. Yet ~ he had no room.

I am planning to make room for Jesus this year. I am putting Him on the calendar first this year. I don't ever want it to be said of me that I had "No Room."

John 3:16

King James Version (KJV)
16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.


Down On The Farm said...

So very true. No matter how busy we get, we MUST make time for Jesus. He is the most important thing. Thank you for the precious reminder this morning. Bless you Carrie!

Betsy said...

I know what you mean about busy-ness crowding out Christ, the entire reason we celebrate this season. About 15 years ago I made a concious effort to have everything done by Thanksgiving so I could actually focus on Jesus. I'm happy to say that for the most part I've accomplished it! I buy gifts here and there throughout the year. My cards are mailed the day after Thanksgiving, etc. That's not to say I don't have to run out and get some forgotten thing, but, mostly, I'm done. And if it doesn't get done that's okay. No one seems to notice, (except the year I tried to not do cards and everyone thought we had fallen off the face of the earth!) This year I still have one or two things to wrap and I'm finished. Hurrah!

I've been reading a lot about God's chosen people, the Jewish people, during the past month and I hope to keep that up. With the events happening in Israel, I think our focus should be more on what is happening there, than in buying one more gift. After all, our most precious gift will be returning soon and I want to be ready for Him.



April said...

Sadly, too many have no room....

living from glory to glory said...

Hello Carrie, How very busy we can become, I get dizzy just seeing and hearing about all the things going on. But I have slowed down a wee bit in the last few years. But I do stop and take pleasure each and evryday, I don't want to ever hear I did not make room for Him.
Your tree is lovely and you and your hubby looked adorable :)
Merry Christmas, Roxy

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