As I sit down to write to you, my thoughts turn to the upcoming holiday season. With full plates, we as moms are often the “Christmas Managers” at our homes. Many tasks await us this month, and often this is the busiest time of year.
But, oh, Jesus is the ultimate reason to celebrate. It’s not about who gets what, or what traditions are upheld or started new! Have you filled your life with too much busy-ness that you can’t bake a birthday cake for Jesus? I’m sure you’ll check off the gift list, and the young people in your life will have a good Christmas morning. I’m sure you’ll attend parties and church functions and put on your best for those events. But how can we, as moms and wives turn our hearts towards Christ in this season?
I want to challenge you to read your Bible. It’s nice if you have time once a day, but if that kind of time isn’t possible right now, please start somewhere! It’ll change your life, I promise. The number one way we can begin to live a Christ centered Christmas is by reading His Words written for us! If you’re struggling for a place to start, why not go to Luke and begin with the first Christmas? I want to also encourage you to pray. Friends, I hope you have a prayer list, a group of things that you want to remember to take to the Lord in prayer every day! These two simple tasks, Bible reading and prayer, will help you let the light of Jesus shine in your home and in your attitude. They will affect how you act and how you choose to serve others. You’ll be surprised at the sheer joy these choices will bring into your season!
Let me be the first to wish you a Merry Christmas!