Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Word Filled Wednesday





"...live in harmony with one another; be sympathetic, love as brothers, be compassionate and humble" I Peter 3:8


As we begin embracing the most wonderful time of the year, often we encounter hindrances to our cheery, joyful spirit. Long lines, rushed and harried people, the "I want" attitude from commercialism and as time inches closer we deal with fatigue, stress and sometimes wonder if we will get it all done!

Since most people we encounter are dealing with these same issues and often more intense issues we may not know about, this verse spoke to me about my attitude. As we go about and begin our Christmas routines, may we be kind, peaceable and loving to others. May we be sympathetic when needed, full of compassion and of course humility! May we exercise patience with others and let God's gifts of grace, peace and love flow freely to those around us.

9 comments:

  1. amen. what is christmas if it isn't remembering to be patient with the shopper in front of us, the child in our cart, and the spouse waiting for us at home.

    a lesson i must hear again and again.

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  2. This is great advice and makes a great sticky and mmmm....blackberry jam...sounds too yummy right now! Lol

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  3. Thank you for sharing the picture and thoughts! Defintely need to remember what CHRISTmas is all about and not get caught up in all the busyness.

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  4. Amen...may we always keep our attitudes in check...so others will see the Lord in us....

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  5. Very cute and a wonderful Word for us ~

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  6. Absolutely. We must remember it is not all about us and our needs and our time. Others are important as well and we need to remember to be courteous. :) Great thoughts!
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  7. We are definitely on the same page here this week...harmony in our homes all the time, but especially during the holiday! I LOVE this! AND a recipe!
    LOVE that too!;)

    peace,
    lori

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  8. Great words of wisdom. Thanks for the reminder to be "extra" kind and patient wit others at this time of year.

    Happy WFW!

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