If you are feeling like me, 2016 has been a difficult year. It’s not that nothing good has happened…..It’s just that our family has had to endure lots of trials I wish we had never entered in to. Even as I write this post, I am fighting a bad cold.
But thanksgiving is now past.
The Christmas season is upon us, and I feel I must make a decision to live what I believe. God our Heavenly Father sent His only son Jesus into our world. He is the radiance of God’s glory, the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word. (Hebrews 1:3)
I am being tempted to let various trials of today affect my tomorrow. I feel like letting the downstream current drag me under with my circumstances; however, I know the devil came to steal, kill and destroy. And I know that Jesus Christ came so that I could have life and have it abundantly. (John 10:10)
This Christmas season I will not be sad or depressed about what could have been. I knowingly choose to:
– sing songs of Christmas joy and dance in my heart to God.
– decorate my house even though I am feel fatigued.
– attend the holiday events and festivities with a glee.
– give gifts and offerings to those in need.
– pray for others who need a miracle.
– …AND delight in the Lord God my Savior.
For I have decided to celebrate every day of this Christmas season with a smile regardless of my situation or feelings because….. I know God’s miracle working power is still available to me and you who believe.
This Christmas I choose to celebrate!
Wishing you a wonderful Christmas season of joy!