In just a few days, I can start celebrating Christmas. In our house we have one rule about getting the Christmas spirit. We must wait until Nov. 30. Jim requests that we not start celebrating until after his birthday.
As I prepare to decorate my house, wrap presents, do more projects with Jake, and just truly enjoy this time of year I wonder if I enjoy all of the things of Christmas more than I celebrate the greatest Gift of all. Tonight I was reading a blog, http://www.girltalk.blogs.com/, and they were discussing worldliness and this quote really made me stop and think about my motives for Christmas.
“Take the Christmas season, for instance. Every holiday I can be drawn to all things Christmassy–the shopping, buying gifts, wrapping presents, decorating the tree, baking holiday treats, attending parties and celebrations. Of course these things are not wrong in and of themselves. They can be delightful gifts from God. But I can be tempted to desire them more than the most important thing–regardless of the season: sitting at the Lord’s feet (Luke 10:38-41). And then I wonder why my heart feels so dull come December 26th.”
How about you? Will you be to busy “doing” Christmas this year to sit at the Lord’s feet and grow closer to Him this year?
This is the most wonderful time of the year……