For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. Jeremiah 29:11-14


Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Are you ready?

This week is a full week for much to do to be ready for Christmas. I've still got sewing to do, knitting, jewelry making, crocheting and baking to do. Thankfully I am not stressing, not worried. What needs to get done, will be done. If it doesn't, that's OK too.

My focus this year has been to simply enjoy the season. Enjoy time with family and friends. Soak up the true meaning of this season and the "who" that is on my list, not the "what". After all, it's not about the "stuff", it's all about the people that the "stuff" is supposed to be for. Right?

So, while I'm crocheting, knitting, baking and sewing....I'm soaking up the time with my family and friends. THEY are my focus, not the task at hand. Not the never ending list of "things".

How about you? Is your focus on the "what" on your list? Are you able to look past it all to the "who" that truly matters most?

My kids asked me the other day what my favorite Christmas gift ever was. You know, I could think of several gifts I'd received, but nothing that really stood out as my "favorite". What I remember more are the moments, the laughs, the special memories of family and friends. Watching my kids excitement on Christmas morning, reading the account in the Bible of the birth of Jesus, singing Christmas carols at church, baking cookies and blessing my family with special treats. That is what I remember more than the gifts I received.

Enjoy this time with your family, friends and loved ones. Remember to focus on the REASON FOR THE SEASON!


Cinnamon said...

Thank you for your ever encouraging comments. You are so right....the best gifts are the moments :-)

Merry Christmas! You stop by anytime for that cup of cocoa :-)


Freedom Acres Farm said...

It's so nice to set all the commercialism and trappings aside and be able to concentrate solely on Jesus and why he came to this earth. Emmanuel = God with us! My prayer is that we would all use this celebration of Christ's birth to share with all the world His coming to be our Savior!!

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