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Topic: Holiday (04/05/12)
TITLE: Holiday Confusion
By annie keys
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My “birthday girl” daughter was helping me with the holiday feast preparation. As we stood looking at the chocolate cake, the pies and the cookies she said, "Mama, where’s my birthday cake?” I told her the chocolate cake could be for her birthday. In obvious disappointment, she said, “But mama, that’s for everybody, it isn’t for ME.” Of course, she was right. I hugged her and got my mixing bowl out.
Life can be busy! As Christians, it can be easy to substitute work in ministry for intimacy with our Lord. It’s so easy to get caught up in ‘doing’ things that we "include" God too. God created us for companionship with Him, relationship not just here on earth, but throughout eternity in His presence! We were not created to do good works, we were created to love our God and have relationship with him. It is because of our love for him, that we do the good works.
Has the business of life taken you away from your relationship with Jesus? Oddly, including a quiet time for conversation with the Lord doesn’t cram our day up! Those moments spent with the Lord give us strength for the day, peace from the busyness and relief from the stress.
Talk with the Lord, just like you talk to your friends and family. He loves you so much! He literally created you for the pleasure of your company! Christianity isn’t a religion, it’s a relationship. He made a place in your heart that only He can satisfy. Make time; take time, just for Him.
Hosea 6:6 I want you to show love, not offer sacrifices. I want you to know me more than I want burnt offerings (NIV)
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