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!