That Perfect Gift
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Christmas can be a wonderful time of year. It can also be a stressful one.
I know it’s easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle and searching the stores for the perfect gift for everyone on your list. There’s so much to do, so much to get ready, so many places to go, and this week I just felt really stressed out about it. And so I took a moment, and I sat with Jesus and I asked him, “Lord just give me your peace, give me that peace that passes all understanding. Let me just rest in that.”
In coming away with that wonderful peace, I realized that it really doesn’t matter if everything gets done. It doesn’t matter if there’s dust in my corners, or if the last thing on my list doesn’t get done, because it’s really about family, about remembering why Christmas is in the first place: that it’s the birth of our Lord Jesus.
And it allowed me to look at things differently and so I won’t be that one in the line-up at the Christmas Eve store trying to cram in one more thing. I’m going to be at church—at Christmas Eve service—and it’s going to be a wonderful Christmas.
And you know, if you want to add joy to that list, I encourage you: reach out to others. As the Holy Spirit leads, invite people to your Christmas table.
Is there something that you know someone needs that can’t afford it? Bless them. Invite them to service, invite them to church, and you will have the very best Christmas that you ever had because joy can only come from saying yes.
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TRAINER: Carrielynn Lund-staff team, EDM
SOURCE: Recorded for TAKE2
POSTED: Dec 2017