As the Christmas season approaches us it can be a very stressful time. Most of the time we overspend, over commit and run ourselves ragged until we hit the bed at night exhausted. Why not start this holiday season and start making the changes in your life. Show that you care for the home God has blessed you with by cleaning out the clutter. Appreciate the people He has surrounded you with by spending quality time with them, stop and actually “listen” to what is going on in their lives; be present. Be good stewards with the income He allows you to make, remember everything belongs to Him so ask Him before you spend His money.
Ok so dear friends, for those of you who are ready to join me in a true “Awakening the journey begins today. The journey begins with you and God. It is important that we spend some time alone with God today. Ask him what His priorities are for your life. Ask Him what activities or appointments are not necessary for you to be involved in; even if they are good. Allow Him to begin to set our schedules and priorities for us. As we’ve been learning this past week in our women’s group, we exist to glorify God. That’s our purpose, to glorify God. Take a good inventory of your life from how you spend our money, how you spend your time and what relationships may be unhealthy for you. Do your life and the way you spend your time, your money and your relationships glorify God?
I encourage you to start journaling through this process as well. Journaling is an invaluable way to organize our thoughts, look back over our accomplishments and recognize our personal development.
- Grab a journal – this does not have to be anything fancy, just a regular notepad will do.
- Sit down with God and spend at least 10 minutes in prayer and meditation and take the time to silence the noise around you so that you can really hear God.
In your quiet time today, please read Psalm 139: 13-16. Read it quietly then read it out loud. Spend time with God meditating on these verses. We can see in these verses alone that God cares so deeply about us that we are marvelously made. Pay special attention to verse 16, “You saw me before I was born. Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed.” Friends, God created a baby book for you! He planned out your life and recorded every moment of it. Isn’t that just like a parent; proud of their precious creation given to them by God? When our precious babies are born we start planning their lives, we have hopes for their futures and God has those same desires for our lives; He makes plans for us. Now, it’s up to us to make sure our lives line up with God’s plans for us. Jeremiah 29:11.