Don’t move – close your eyes (read this next bit first….) – breathe and just check in with Father – now open your eyes.
Life is crazy right now. I know that most of us have too many things to do and too little time to do it in. I just want to ask you to stop and breathe and pay attention to the Lord. Please, this next exercise doesn’t need to take very long – you likely have the list already written – just take it and pray over it. Or, if it’s too long to pray over each item, simply take it and ask Father is there is ANYTHING on it that shouldn’t take up your time. THEN, ask if there is anything that ISN’T on there that should be.
Yesterday, I had the privilege of hearing someone share about their early Christmases. They were talking about the total lack of financial provision they had and how they remembered their holidays.
Things were so simple for them. It made me stop and think….how have I….how have we (meaning my family, but if this applies to you, jump right in) made Christmas so much more chaotic than it was ever intended to be? It’s definitely worth thinking and praying about, especially as we think of next year. There may or may not be things that I/you can do to change this year, but there is hope for next year.
BUT, regardless of what you may or may not have on your family’s docket this year, please, stop and ponder on the truly incredible season we’re in. IT should take our breath away, not the pace we’re racing around at. (although I’m QUITE guilty of allowing it to do so!)
Peace, joy and love ~ Dawn