You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast because they trust in you. Isaiah 26:3
Recently at a weight watchers meeting we were discussing things that bring stress and obviously the Christmas season was high up there on the list. Why oh why do people allow this time of year that is supposed to be sacred and Holy be filled with stress and anxiety? The election season was also high up there on the list as well.
I have good news for you. It does not have to be that way. You can cut things out of your life or make adjustments to make things simple for you and make Jesus smile in the meantime. For Christmas step back and maybe ask yourself if all you are doing is really necessary. Stop and go out for coffee or bundle up and go for a walk. As for politics,pray and turn off the TV.
The primary thing is to stay focused on God and Jesus, the reason for this season in the first place. Do this by making it a point daily to not allow ANYTHING to squeeze out your time in the Bible. Don't know where to start?Try Psalms,Proverbs,or the book of John. Leave the TV off, put the newspaper down, and just sit at Jesus' feet.
PRAYER: I know I have a free will and can decide my own activities and forgive me when those do not include spending time in your presence daily. In Jesus' name. Amen.