There is a lot to do this holiday season: Gifts to buy, cards to mail, homes to decorate, parties to planâ€¦
So, in light of our highly packed schedules, here is a quote I’d like you to consider for the next few weeks:
“If the enemy can’t make you sin, he’ll make you busy.” -Unknown
Ouch. Well, I didn’t say it was a warm, cozy, feel good quote.
But there’s a lot of truth in it. Isn’t there? And it is never more obvious than during this season dedicated to the most important truth of all:
That the God of all Wonder came down to be with us because He so desperately wants us to be with Him.
And yet…We do just about everything BUT be with Him.
So can I be just a little “in your face” this morning? I know, it’s so unlike me, right? Ahemâ€¦
If you give everyone the perfect gift, if you host the perfect party, and if you have a perfectly decorated homeâ€¦and yet find yourself too busy to spend time with Him each day…it is all utterly, completely and heartbreakingly worthlessâ€¦
…because we’ve missed the whole point.
But Now For The Very, Very Good News
You see, He wants us. He wants you. He wanted you so much He left all the comfort, glory and perfection of Heaven for filth, humiliation and pain.
Just. Because. He. Wants. To. Be. With. You.
Time To Take Action
Please don’t spend all of December running in circles around Him and never taking the time to sit in His lap and say thank you.
Tell Him He’s worth your time. Show Him He’s worth your time.
And if you don’t get a chance to buy anyone a gift, if you don’t have time to send anyone a card, even if you miss every single party…
It will still be worth itâ€¦utterly, completely and heart-mendingly worth it.
It’s the only Gift that really matters.
A Wonderful Resource
Not sure how to get started? Ann, created an absolutely wonderful devotional for this glorious season – the Jesse Tree Advent Devotional. It’s free, each days’ reading, is short – perfect for 5 minutes with Him.Leave a Comment