"Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." John 14:6
Christmas 2016 is over. Time to undeck the halls with those boughs of holly and pull staples out of the side of the house holding up the flashing lights. Put the outdoor nativity away. Take down the Christmas 🎄 tree. Back up in the attic it all goes for yet another year until you repeat the same ritual again in 2017. Jesus in the attic, sounds a bit strange doesn't it?
Jesus does not have to be put away until next year. He should be kept alive in your heart ❤️ every single day and not just for the 'Holy holly holiday'. Many people do keep Jesus in the attic of their hearts and only bring Him out occasionally as you would fine china. The Jesus I know and love wants you to want to be with Him and not make Him a religious experience.
Try this in 2017. Make your New Years resolution to remove Jesus from the attic and put Him in your living room, your bedroom, the den, your workshop, your car, the gym, the kitchen, on the hiking trail and basically every where you go. Start by reading the chapter in Proverbs that corresponds to the date it is so today would be Proverbs 7. The more you read God's word the less time you will want to keep Him in the attic.
PRAYER: Lord Jesus it was never my intent to put you up in the attic and treat you like a simple holiday. Forgive me. I choose in 2017 for things to be different and for me to take seriously my walk with you. In Jesus' name. Amen.