Merry Christmas! Everyone!
We are in a season of joy and celebration. A time to laugh and be full of joy, not because of our achievements all through the year, but because of the one who gave us the power to get wealth- Jesus Christ Deut. 8:18, 2Cor.8:9. Our focus therefore should be to rest in Him and He alone.
Activities bubble up and each passing day may end up in a frenzy of twirling events but remember this: that He is the reason for the season. You see, while beholding Jesus, things are transformed & changed on your behalf 2Cor.3:18. Even if things didn’t turn out the way you preplanned it for this year, remind yourself that He brought you through the year unhurt. Even if you were diagnosed with a disease, remind yourself, that He kept you alive till this time. Even if you lost a loved one in this year, remind yourself that He brought you through the hurts and the pain and He has being with through the darkest moments Heb.13:5, keeping you alive till this day. So, in everything Give thanks for this is the will of the father for you 1Thess.5:18.
Allow the truth of His birth console and excite you, allow the reality of His love for you Heal you John17:23, allow the peace of His coming restore you Isaiah9:6-7. For one way to increase in Grace is to dwell in the presence of God, allowing His love wash over you, consoling you at the same time strengthen you. Then, you would rise up a new person, stronger than before in Him because His strength is made perfect in your weakness. That is why in the presence of God, there is fullness of Joy and at His (Jesus Christ) right hand there are pleasures (of Grace) forevermore Psalm16:11.