August 21, 2017

Is Your Heart Ready for Christmas?

Christmas is less than two weeks away and I haven’t even started my Christmas cards, I’m only half-done my shopping, and I still have baking to do. I’m not ready for Christmas… at least in that sense.

But I am preparing. Are you?

I don’t mean the party-planning, picture-taking, shopping and wrapping, baking and traveling sort of preparations.

I mean you. Your heart. Your mind. Your soul.

Are you taking time to focus on the eternal this season? 

Have you stopped to meditate on the Savior who gave up everything, to gain the love of a world full of rebellious people? Have you offered heart-felt gratitude to the One who came so we might live more fully and freely?

In the midst of the busyness, take time to quiet your heart and rest your weary mind on His eternal love and the everlasting ramifications of His sacrifice on Calvary.

After all, what’s the point of celebrating Christmas if we don’t take time to celebrate Christ?

Is Your Heart Ready for Christmas?

Need some ideas?

Christmas may be approaching quickly, but it’s not too late to start preparing. tweet this

Choose one or two things from the list above, and spend the next week getting your heart and mind ready to celebrate Christ’s birth.

He who was born a Babe in the manger is also the King of the world. He came to earth for you… because He loved you more than His own glory. God Himself set aside His own reputation and bound Himself by the limitations of feeble humanity. He submitted Himself to the indignities and pain of this sin-cursed life, all so He could die in our place.

He was born to be a sacrifice. He was born to be a ransom for many. He is Messiah, the chosen one of God, our Savior Jesus Christ.

How are you preparing to adore Him this Christmas?

 


Comments

  1. I have been reading Ann Voskamp’s book – The Greatest Gift. There is a scripture reading for each day as well as a devotional and then some thought-provoking questions. Another book that has been a blessing during the Christmas season is The Women of Christmas by Liz Curtis Higgs.
    Blessings to you this Christmas!

  2. This was a really good blog post with such good recommendations 🙂 I’m having trouble just resting my mind so I needed these reminders. I’ve been reading some of the reasons why Christ came – bible verses that say He came into the world… or when Jesus said, “I was came for…” and that’s helping me focus more 🙂

    • Kim, that’s a great idea to prepare your heart for Christmas! Any chance you’ll be sharing some of your reflections on your blog? It would make a great series of meditations!

      • I have wanted to blog about it and am trying to find time to do so 🙂 thankfully I’ve written down several notes so it may not take too much time. Your encouragement helps!