Monday, November 29, 2010

Peace On Earth December Challenge

"Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men." Luke 2:14


This season of the year is my favorite!  I loved the sights, sounds, smells and atmosphere of joy and anticipation.  But to make this season special, I also know the stress, hurried pace, shopping in crowded malls, increased activities - lots of good things, but they have the ability to turn me and my home into chaos. 

As we begin and embrace Christmas, I want to purpose in my heart to put Christ first and to let His peace rule in my heart and home.  Courtney is hosting a December challenge where once a week she will share a spiritual and practical tip to embrace peace. 

The challenge this week is to write at the top of your December calendar page - I Peter 5:7 "Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you." This will be a reminder every time you look at your calendar and feel anxious about all you have to get done - to pray. God cares for you. Release your worries to him and rest in him.
Also, we are to go buy an extra large candle and light a candle everyday in your home in the month of December. Each time the candle catches your eye, say a prayer for peace in your home. 

I think we are off to a good start in preparing our hearts for Christmas and to seek the peace of God to guard our hearts and minds this season.  Remember - MERRY CHRISTMAS -- It's ALL about HIM!

3 comments:

  1. I like the candle idea and the Scripture on top of the calender! Both great ways to focus more on God and less on ourselves and the hectic season ahead! You are so right, it is all about Him!! What a wonderful gift Father God gave us in his son, Jesus :)

    betty

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  2. Great ideas! I like them because they are simple and "do-able"! Thanks.

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  3. Nice to meet you from WLW Peace on Earth Challenge.

    Looking forward to a peaceful month!

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