Hello, My Friend!
Don’t you just love this time of year? I don’t know about you, but I have a tendency to take on more than I should at Christmas—more activities, more baking, more shopping, more fun! However, I am learning that more is not God’s
best for me or my family. The only thing my family really needs more of at this time of year is Jesus. I need to draw my children close and introduce them to our Savior in a deeper way. I need to show them what it looks like to bow my heart in worship before my King of Kings. I need to take a deep breath and encourage them to rest in His presence as the world rushes crazily around us.
Will you join me in this place of abiding peace? Will you choose to intentionally direct your children’s hearts toward Jesus this season? Here are a few ideas for you this week as you teach your children how to stay close to the Lord this Christmas:
- Start each day off with a Christmas hymn. Sing together or simply just snuggle close and listen.
- Read a daily Christmas verse aloud to your children. There are some great lists of Christmas verses online.
- Stop and pray together. Try to find one aspect of our Lord’s character to thank Him for each day.
- Help your children think of a gift to give Jesus this Christmas. Perhaps it is being kind toward someone in need of caring, showing the love of Christ to a person with whom they do not see eye-to-eye, or offering a heart of worship to the King of Kings! Pray together and ask God to open the right doors for you to serve others in love!
Remain in the love of Jesus with your children this Christmas, dear sister, and I promise it will be the most meaningful, soul-filling Christmas yet!
Peace and joy,
Tara Davis and the Help Club for Moms Team
“But look for Christ and you will find Him, and with Him everything else thrown in.” C.S. Lewis
I am the wife of a handsome man and the mama of two little boys (with a third one on the way this summer!). I live in a little house in the woods of Colorado with a few chickens and a lot of little-boy-craziness. I love you though I’ve never met you, and I’m praying for you often. My life, like yours, isn’t perfect, but we are both perfectly loved by our Savior!
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