For to us a child is born, to us a son is given,and the government will be on his shoulders.And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6
Six months of shopping days left till Christmas. Time for card shops to put out their Christmas ornaments and gift wrap. Seems advertising for this special holiday comes earlier each year. When I was employed by Hallmark cards, customers would often remark to me about the extremely early timeframe in which the Christmas products went on the shelves. We commercialize this day of Christ birth so much it can start to loose its' significance. It is up to each family to manage the celebration amongst all the hype merchants throw at us.
Every day we should be aware of, and in celebration of Jesus, and not just save this time for Christmas. Wake up daily and say "hi Jesus, it's me." Spend time alone with God in His word daily. For young moms this can be challenging but try incorporating your time with your children to train them in godliness. If they are older insure they know mommy has this very important thing she does daily and get them started in the same great daily habit.
Half the year is left so why not make sure Jesus is first, truly first each day!
PRAYER: Thanks for the miracle of Christmas. I purpose to make every day your day. In Jesus' name. Amen.