Be still and know. . .

So its almost a week away now, got all your shopping done? How about the wrapping?  Ladies, are the menus planned and is the food all bought? Ahh, yes so much to do, so little time to do it !  Just last evening my wife and I were talking to a lady she knew who works in retail and she told us she hates Christmas so far this year because the people are so crabby now !  We knew she doesn’t hate Christmas but the attitudes some people get this time of year can sometimes rub off on us if we’re not careful.

Satan wants to take out the joy, to rob us of our peace, to get us so wrapped up in wrapping that we miss the blessings of Christmas and miss out on being a blessing to others around us !   This is why its vital that each day you take some time (as much a premium as that is now) to spend time with the Lord.   Remember you take the time to do those things you deem important, and isn’t He? Isn’t your testimony?  When both the shepherds and the wise men spent time with Jesus how were they affected? “Ok let’s get going, so much to do, gotta get some egg nog !”  Nope, the Bible says “And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen. . .”(Lk.2:20) & of the wise men, “. . .they saw the young child with Mary His mother, and fell down, and worshipped Him” (Mt.2:11).

Our minds get enough stress, strain & distraction. We need to seek out Jesus and enjoy some time sitting at His feet.  Often I will turn on a Christian radio station when driving and just listen to Scripture read and let it permeate my mind for a bit. I have to admit that has been some of my most productive and enriching alone time when driving some place.   I think you will find, that despite all the things that need to be done when you are like Mary not Martha, they will still get done and God will get done something good in you !

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