Saturday, December 21, 2013

Just Ugly

So True!

       Why does the Christmas season bring out 'The Grinch' in people?  If there is ever a time in the year to be more Christ-like, it's now!  I hate the fussiness, the selfish ways, and the time-crunched attitudes. Whatever you feel like your burdens are, turn them over to God.  Your issues are your own, don't take them out on others.  Family gatherings are not a vent-athon.  Talk about your year of blessings, more than your complaints.
       Your speech is a direct reflection of your connection and relationship with God.  How do you sound?  Have you heard yourself lately?  If you're hoping you weren't recorded lately, then get into the Word and see what God thinks about it because He heard it all.

Just Look

If you look for me at Christmas… {author unknown}

       In all the hustle and bustle of the season, have you forgotten the reason for the season?  Have you ever considered how Jesus feels about having to share His birthday with all your other priorities?  Jesus' patience with us, to get to Him, is one example of His love.  He has an appointment with each of us but many put other things ahead of Him.  He didn't say on the Cross......Can we do this later?
       God is always there for you, 365 days..24/7.  Why don't we do more to make Christmas about Christ?
Luke 2:10-12 '' But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.”  He is the good news for 'all' people, but does He cause you a feeling of joy or a feeling to dismiss in your life?
      May you find time or make time for stillness this season, so that you may hear His whispers.