The Reason For the Season
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The birth of Jesus Christ. Matthew 1:21-23 She will give birth to a son, and you will name him Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins. All this happened to bring about what the Lord had said through the prophet: The virgin will be pregnant. She will have a son, and they will name him Immanuel, which means God is with us. Its been said ...Christmas draws the poison from every grief, takes the sting from every lost and quenches the fire of every pain when we remind our selves about the baby called Christ.
Christmas is not as much about opening our presents as opening our hearts. The Christmas Survival Guide that we introduced will help us keep Christmas in a Biblical perspective.
1. Openness to go deeper in your spiritual journey. Open to change. Open to more of God in your life. 2. Willingness to be raw and transparent with you. With God. With Others. With Faith.
3. Commitment to prioritize your time to nourish your spirit with Gods Word & prayer. The Christmas Survival Guide offers a template to grow in your walk with God and lean on Him for everything. It reminds yourself daily that you need continuous contact with God in your thought and actions. People get so busy doing Christmas, there isn’t time to experience Christmas. If Christmas isn’t found in your heart, you won’t find it under a tree How can we put some Christmas in our heart? 1. Be the first to wish everyone you meet a Merry Christmas. 2. Don't count calories from December 15th through January 2nd. 3. Fill your house with the fragrance of cloves, orange peel, & cinnamon sticks simmering on the stove. 4. Before going to bed on Christmas Eve, read about the birth of Jesus in Luke 2. 5. Never refuse a holiday dessert.
Enjoy Christmas music in your home, office, and car. 6. Don't wait for someone else to spread Christmas joy. 7. Be a generous giver. 8. Be a gracious receiver. 9. Remember that peace on earth starts with peace in our homes and in our hearts. 10. Don't forget whose birthday we're celebrating.