Have you had your JOY JUICE today? Savor the flavor…and prepare your heart and your thoughts for the beauty of Christmas.
Christmas is right around the corner. 26 days to be exact! Before the rush begins, let’s determine to make this Christmas season different…in a good way! Here are three simple suggestions:
1. Find at least 10 minutes each day to ponder the reason for the season. There are many good devotional books and Christmas inspirational stories. Of course, the BEST book of all is the Holy Bible. Reading the story of Jesus’ birth never gets old.
2. Decide to do at least one thing during the Christmas season that would bring joy to someone who is not expecting it! Think about those God has brought into your life who might need a helping hand or is lonely or just needs an expression of love. What a great way to show the JOY of the Jesus by sharing His love with others.
3. Find a good children’s book that tells the story of the first Christmas and read it to a child or group of children. Teachers and parents are always looking for volunteers…at school, at church or at home. What memories you’ll be making for those little ones! And you will receive a blessing of JOY in return!
Hopefully, these simple suggestions will spark your creativity and help you to think of new ways to share bits of JOY throughout the holidays. Don’t get stressed! Instead be BLESSED with the opportunities God places before you.
As Luke 2: 10 tells us: “Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of a great joy that will be for all the people.”