- Family Gatherings
- Alone Time (luxury or necessity? That’s a WHOLE ‘nother post!)
- More Meetings
- More Invitations
Whatever is SCREAMING for your attention, I encourage you to Remember, that, no matter which holiday you celebrate, Holidays are NOT meant to STRESS YOU out!
Holidays evoke Oneness, Togetherness, Family, Relationship Building, and Community – Not hurriedness, stress, Families being neglected to fulfill another “obligation”, Loss of patience, Irritability and _______(you fill in the blank)____.
Adjustments WILL BE NEEDED if we want to actually ENJOY [savor, soak in] this time. You might just have to say NO to _____________. You might just have to scratch ________ off your To Do list.
Whatever the adjustment, Don’t forget………
“For God so loved the world that He GAVE His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life” John 3:16 (NIV *emphasis mine)
The same way God came and GAVE, He’s calling US to come and GIVE….. Give Him our Hearts… Give Him our agenda’s… Give Him our schedules… Give Him our To Do List’s…. Give Him our hurts …. Give Him our joy …. Just GIVE IT TO HIM!!!
God did NOT send His Son to die on a Cross so that we can Be “Busy” and Miss out – OH NO!! “…. I came, that they may have life, and have it abundantly”. (John 10:10 NASB)
Hear me on this Girl!! I am NOT saying that things won’t get Crazy or won’t get busy. They Will (and we’d be wise to plan ahead)! What I AM Saying is, DO NOT Miss out on the point! Don’t miss out on seeing these times through the eyes of Christ (yep, you guessed it. I celebrate CHRISTmas). DO NOT miss out on the influence that is ours for the taking during this time.
The Harvest is Ripe girls…. and We have a heart to share!!
Are you already Stressed, overwhelmed? Does your To Do list need adjustment?
PS: This post ties to THIS one. Yep… I need repetitiveness!!