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
This time of year it seems relatively easy to get focused on God and Jesus with it being the Christmas season and all. What about the other 11 months of the year? Do you stay 'kingdom minded' then? Something to think about.
Often this time of year it becomes easy to get caught up in the merriment of it all and forget what it is really about. Snowmen? No. Candy canes? No. Toys? No. Gingerbread men? No. Baking? No. Parties? No. Lights? No.
In John 4:35 it says "Don’t you have a saying, ‘It’s still four months until harvest’? I tell you, open your eyes and look at the fields! They are ripe for harvest." This verse reminds us about why we are here, and it is to win people into the kingdom of heaven, not the kingdom of Santa Claus. Go out this month and try to keep that in mind in all the celebrating. And try to be at peace, Jesus would want you to.
PRAYER: I thank you for the special time of year set aside to celebrate your birth. Help me never get caught up in all the other things more than the real reason for the season. In Jesus' name. Amen.