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Friday, December 2, 2016

Joy in Jesus

           Have you had your Joy Juice today?  There’s plenty of joy being stirred up for the Christmas season!

            Our Christmas holidays should be a time of celebration, rather than just going through the motions.  We should want to focus on the true joy of the season, instead of dreading all the extra tasks that come with the holidays.  Let’s aim at not becoming stressed, but instead being blessed by making choices that inspire others and bring peace & joy to our own hearts.  How can we accomplish that tall order? We can’t…. in our own strength! But “we can do ALL things through Christ who strengthens us”. (Philippians 4:13)

  • In our planning of holiday events, parties and meals, we can ask for God’s strength and wisdom in choosing wisely.
  • When we find ourselves rushing from one event to the other, instead of panicking, we can take the time to pray as we travel to each event….asking God to remind us of why we are celebrating this season.
  • When we stress over how many gifts we have to buy and how we are having to stretch our pocketbook, let’s pray for God’s wisdom to help us come up with appropriate, meaningful, affordable gifts.  They could cost little except our time and creativity!

Let’s commit to making this Christmas season one of sweet peace and joy; one of celebrating our Savior and drinking in the “exceeding love and joy” of our Father.

     TWENTY THREE days and counting til Christmas Day!  Let’s make certain that every day overflows with the Joy of the Jesus!!

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