How’s your Christmas season going? Do you feel the stress and pressure starting to build as you are getting closer to Christmas with a list a mile long and not enough time in the day?
While out shopping, I noticed most everyone running here and there, obviously behind on their Christmas lists, with hardly a smile or a kind word to spare. I found myself wondering why it always has to be so stressful at this time of year?
Christmas can be a delightful time in our lives, but it can also be an overwhelming and not so enjoyable season. Right about now it can feel like everything is falling on your shoulders so much to do and way too much stress to add to an already overcrowded life.
Even in the midst of our busyness, do you hear the still small voice of Jesus calling you to come away with Him? He still says the beautiful words he spoke over 2000 years ago,
Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light. (Matthew 11:29-30)
This Christmas season, make every effort to listen for the call of Jesus, every day, one day at a time, one hour at a time, one moment at a time. Spend time with Him each day in prayer and reading your Help Club devotionals. Ask Him to give you the wisdom and strength you need to finish all of the many things you have left to do before Christmas and be sure to ask Him for good sleep.
We are praying for you to have a great week and feel the presence of Jesus each day.
Deb and the Help Club For Moms Team
I remember going into my daughter's room night after night and kneeling beside her bed and crying my heart out to God because I didn’t know how to be a Christian mom; I felt like I had no idea what I was doing. You know what? God is so faithful! He answered me and simply said, “Spend time with me, Deb.” And so I did. I began arising 15-30 minutes earlier each day so I could read my Bible and pray, and plan out my day with my family.
If there was one thing I would love to share with you is that God is personal and loves you as you are. You don’t have to be perfect to be loved by our amazing God! Come as you are! His loving presence can be practically known and experienced. He is not a God who is far away, He is near and easily found. He longs for you to come to Him!
Randy and I have been married for 28 years and we have two grown children, Christie, and Jack, and one answer to prayer son-in-law named Alex. And now I get to be a Gigi to my sweet little grandbaby, Aspen! Yay!