Say Goodbye to Scrooge~
If we are so focused on our list of the never-ending task we get grumpy! Maybe it is better to buy sugar cookies from the bakery instead of being grouchy to our husband and family. Let us focus on the Saviour and make a vow to not be a Scrooge this Christmas by letting some things go~ taking the time to focus on the reason for the season. It is here now ~ so what didn’t get done can be done next year.
A merry heart doeth good like medicine; but a broken spirit drieth the bones.
Don’t Listen To the Spirit of Christmas Past~
We all have loved ones that are not with us for many different reasons. We all have disappointments that seem to pull at our heartstrings this time of year when it is all suppose to be holly and jolly. But we can’t let a history of past Christmases ruin the present Christmas. By the grace of God~ we can allow this Christmas to be filled with God’s goodness and grace. The choice is ours how we behave! Let’s not act like Scrooge!
Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before,
I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Jesus Christ.
Don’t Forget The Spirit of Christmas Future~
Christmas is the day that the world rejoices in celebrating the birth of our Lord and Saviour. He is not a baby in a manger. He is God’s only Begotten Son who came as a baby but left this earth as King of Kings and Lord of Lords. He came to take away the sin of fallen man. He came to take away my sin and yours! Wow~ that is reason alone to celebrate this Christmas like never before. Let’s not make it about Santa~ shopping, the stressful to-do list or even warm fuzzy feelings. Baking cookies~ making fudge and giving gifts to those we love is not wrong if we remember that it is all about Jesus!
Let's vow to remember the Son of God will one day return to rule this earth. He will one day make the wrongs ~ right. As we read the Christmas story ~ we must remember that He is alive and He is longing to have a relationship with us today and for all eternity.
When we place our faith and trust in the God of the manger ~this is what we have to celebrate in our future.
For I know the plans I have for you, “declares the Lord, “
“plans to prosper you and not harm you,
plans to give you a hope and a future.
May you have a Christ-centered Christmas!