Merry Christmas!!! I pray you all had a very blessed day filled with family, friends and much love as we all celebrated the birth of the Messiah Jesus Christ. This season is my favorite for many reasons but I'd like to share with you what's been on my heart throughout advent and Christmas this year.
Every year since the movie came out it has been a tradition to watch The Heart Of Christmas movie. I cannot recommend it enough. If you have never seen it I encourage you to watch it. Right now it is currently streaming on Netflix. It's one of the best heartfelt ones I have ever seen and every time I watch it I'm usually crying by the time it's over. As I watch the movie the whole message is about cherishing the ones you love before it's too late. Tell them you love them. Don't live in the past or the future but live in the present and enjoy every moment. What a beautiful reminder for us as Christmas is approaching? The heart of Christmas is something we don't want to miss. Holidays are the times when we see family and friends the most. There's the big gatherings and gift exchanges. It's a time for love and memories being made.
When we think about Christmas we think paint this picture of everything perfect like out of a movie. The fire in the fireplace burning bright, the house decorated and cozy, snow outside and spending time with family and friends. We tend to think that everyone is happy and act like there's not a care in the world. We build this picture of peace and tranquility during the holidays. That isn't life though, something comes up that brings us back to reality. Someone comes yelling and slamming doors placing blame on one another for something. We get a phone call that something bad has happened. Maybe our heart gets broken. A relationship or friendship ended. A loved one has passed away. Someone betrayed us that hurt. Our perfect world we pictured and painted always has something that will come up to change our plans.
If you are anything like me being busy on a regular basis can be overwhelming and stressful at times. I know for a fact that I struggle from time to time with finding time to get in the Word and have Bible study or quiet time. It’s extra hard this time of the year since there are all the parties, outreach, and Christmas festivities on top of our daily work, school and life schedules. It’s hard to find that extra time to dig into the Word. Never fear, I am here to the recuse. Today I am going to be talking about 4 practical easy ways to stay in the Word during the busy holiday season.