|Posted by Webmaster on December 7, 2009 at 12:53 PM|
I hope you all had a great time with family and friends for Thanksgiving! I hope you also used that time to reflect on all the things God has done in your lives. I think we can all get so busy that we forget to list all the great things that have been done for us over the years. It's easy to remember bad stuff but we tend to smooth right over the good. God's not just our answer man! He's the King of Kings, our father, the Lord of Lords. He wants to hear from us through the good, the bad and the sometimes ugly. So, make sure you check in with him daily! He's waiting to hear from you!
Christmas is almost here! I just can't believe it! Time goes by so fast and before you know it another year has gone by. I don't know if you feel this but for me I feel like there has been a huge step this year to wiping out all we believe. I feel like Christians have been mocked more than ever, values have been degrading faster and the time is coming where we are really seeing the degeneration of Christianity. Sadly, I'm not sure we'll have what it takes to stand up for ourselves.
Christmas is one of those times where the whole meaning is sliding away. I think we're partly to blame because we let stuff happen. I'm making a effect this year to make sure I don't forget what Christmas is all about. I'm keeping Christ in Christmas. I'm not making it a fanatical thing, just not letting people around me change what I believe and not keeping quiet when I should step to the plate and stand up for what I believe.
There's nothing wrong with Season's greetings, or Happy Holidays! It's ok for those that don't have Christ! But, I do and this season is for Christ and what I believe so I'm hanging on to Merry Christmas! Because I'm thinking it's not going to be long and that word isn't even going to be around. So, I'm going to do my part in keeping it out there as long as I can. If you would like to join me, I'd love to have company!
For those of you in recovery, I know December can be a huge hard month for you. Please know that I'm praying for all of you through the month. I'm praying that God's love, strength and power is all over you and that more than ever you see him in a big way over Christmas/New Years. I know that for most of you he has surrounded you with GREAT groups and friends that might take place of family that isn't around. For others you have GREAT relationships with family now and a GREAT home church that supports you. What a blessing for all of you to be where God wants you to be, growing in him.
Many blessings to you all this Christmas! May the peace of the Lord be with you!