December 10, 2015
Grace and peace be with you. I pray over you always as I seek direction for my posting.
How amazing, Paul’s greeting is appropriate for today. As I ponder on things to say, I am surrounded by the sounds of Christmas. Again, we are in celebration mode of the birth of Jesus. We are taught in bible studies, church services, and our own time alone with God, listening to the quiet still voice to work out that which is in us, people are torn between selecting gifts, parties to attend, and foods to prepare. This makes me think on the birth of our Savior, instead of all the hype the world is using to remove the reason.
Mary wasn’t in celebration thought. It was the journey to Bethlehem for the census. Celebration was the farthest thing from her mind. Joseph making arrangements to travel with a wife expecting child any minute, the needs of their personal things. What to do when they arrived, and so on. Anything but, celebration.
I may not be expecting a child or traveling to a required call for government, but I am in preparation for something. My spirit can feel the unknown, the stirring, expectancy. I wish I could trust my thoughts, but when they spin on several things at a time, I am reminded to focus and think on these things, Phil 4:8 (NKJV) “Finally, brethren, whatever are true, whatever are noble, whatever are just, whatever are pure, whatever are lovely, whatever are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy, meditate of these things.”
So, my sisters in Christ, when the hustle becomes more than you can stand, search your selves for the “things” that are “whatever”. It’s the whatever’s that can steal your joy for the moment in time we are standing. Fret not, for the Lord knows what you have need of. Cast your cares on Him. Trust in the Lord, even in the smallest of things and He will make all your “things” work out. Even as the world spins around, trying desperately to take you with it.
Jesus will again become the thoughts of the season and your joy will be more than you could have ever dreamed of.
In loving thought,