Ever has one of those days? You know, everything is grooving along as it should then BANG Life goes crazy. That was my day yesterday. My daughter became ill, the crock pot dinner never cooked, all three kids needed help with homework at the same time, and someone called and needed my husbands immediate help. If this is a “normal” evening, what is it going to be like when the holidays start. Help I prayed Give me wisdom. The Lord reminded me of the theme for this year’s tea - Simplicity.
I decided to look at the word simple and was amazed to see how complex it is It has many definitions, but the one that caught my eye was Simple: pure and unadulterated. That was what the Lord was telling me about our holiday season.
When our king Jesus came to earth, He laid aside all His regal rights entering the world like the rest of human kind. He chose to be birthed to a simple peasant girl and her carpenter husband in a dwelling made for animals. No royal robes, no golden cradle, just a simple manger and loving parents.
As I was studying, these two questions came to me. These are questions I was to ask myself as seasonal activities start to occur. 1. How can I glorify God in this activity? 2. What is my part in building relationships with God and others through this activity? If I can’t answer one or both of these questions, maybe I shouldn’t participate in that event.
My hope is you too will be blessed by these guidelines as you look for Jesus in pure and unadulterated way this Christmas season
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