Sunday, November 7, 2010
Road Through the Holidays
Frequently, when January dawns, I look back over November and December for the moments of personal growth and soul drenching joy of the season, and do not find it. There is so much effort put towards making everything festive and bright that Jesus was far from my mind and I, again, missed the joy of Him in the celebration. Church services, shopping, cooking and gift giving are all hurried to generate the most fun and celebration until it is all over, and I am in January, tired and tattered from all the revelry.
There are no illusions that the fault is my own. Therefore, this week, as I sought God in my studies and prayed for diligence to be more aware the Holy Spirit whispered across my mind that I need only to "be still".
Wow, who would have guessed that "being still" would cause me such angst.
I'm listening, though, and I have every intention of being obedient.
It is my hope to enter January having thoroughly enjoyed the holidays for what they mean to me; to have spent quality time with my savior and be enriched and strengthened. Again, this is on me, can I be obedient to this plan? I'll let you know in January.
What do you do to celebrate Jesus in the holiday season?
He says, “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.” Ps. 46:10 NIV