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Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Be Still and Rejoice


Tis the season to be... busy?  That is what it feels like.  Why can't we just enjoy the season?  Instead we often find ourselves lacking the jolly part and increasing on distressed.

Just before this Christmas season began this year, God put a message on my heart,

"Be still and know I am God."

He reminded me that, as the Christmas season kicks off [and progresses], it is not about maxing credit cards, or piles of packages.  It isn't how much we cram in the time the season contains.  Oh, it is all good and fine... we just want to experience so much in the short time these holidays offer... but when we forget to weigh each element out with the same care we consider all year long (time, importance, spiritual necessity) we can find ourselves in burn-out mode and looking more forward to the quietness post-season than the peace we should seek and find in season.


As Christmas season goes full-swing, I pray you will join me in remembering to pause, seek, and see the Lord for whom we celebrate.  To be still and know HE is God.  Measure each task, each moment, each purchase, and each program attendance against His design... claim the peace of the season and celebrate the Joy of He who came to save us all... the greatest gift known to mankind... not in a snazzy package, but a simple baby in a modest manger.
 

Blessings to you this Christmas season!

5 comments:

  1. Beautiful! I am definitely trying to focus on the Baby, not the other stuff that makes the holidays so stressful. I am seeking Him and His peace, not the best sales and piles of gifts under the tree.

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  2. Amanda, yes, to be still! We are holding on to that this season...with both hands! We are being still...focusing on relationships, not the gifts...LOVE YOU!

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  3. I've been thinking the same thing - how we live to rush through to the moment of finally the day of Christmas...forgetting to be still, stop and live in THIS moment he has given us!

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  4. Thank you for your words, ladies, you bless me to see your hearts align with my own and God's words for us all. Be blessed this holiday season!

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