Have you had your Joy Juice today? As you dress for the day, make sure you represent the joy of Christmas!
Many people—especially children and those who work with young ones—love to dress for Christmas time! When I served as a teacher and school counselor in the primary and elementary schools, as soon as Thanksgiving was over, I donned my Christmas sweaters, vests, shirts and accessories. Each day, I’d joyfully put on some article of clothing that had candy canes or holly berries, Christmas trees or angels, reindeer or jingle bells! It never occurred to me that in the near future my attire would be considered “Tacky Christmas”!
Even dressed in our best seasonal attire, we may appear to be ready for Christmas…at least on the outside! But are we truly ready on the inside—in our heart?
Let’s talk about how to dress our hearts for Christmas. First of all, let’s step into our Pants of Prayer! As you pull them comfortably around your waist, prepare for a most blessed Christmas season. Let’s ask God to pour out His love and joy onto us, into us and through us. Then, the real meaning of the season should become much more evident. Drawing close to God through prayer encourages our hearts to desire to know Him more intimately. We will become more sensitive to His leading.
As James 4:8 reminds us: “Draw near to God and He will draw near to you.”
PRAYER is a huge part of “drawing near”!
Let’s make sure we’ve got on our Prayer Pants! Be dressed and ready for a Christmas of genuine joy.