Christmas is next week and my kids will say “Yeah! So what did you buy for my Christmas present?” People are rushing shopping for gifts, filling the home with decorations, Christmas tree, food and what else, check the list. I overheard a mom says “my schedule is full with Christmas to do list, I need to finish this, finish that, my kid’s, gifts, clothing, food and others and I need to rush”. Sound familiar? Well, nothing wrong with that, it is where we off balance our priority and sometimes too much focusing on the task list drains our energy.
Here’s the email I received today from Nancy Campbell founder of Above Rubies Magazine. Great and I am thankful for this reminder. Hope it does for you too.
The challenge is: what are we going to be filled with this Christmas? It should be a time to be filled with the Holy Spirit. Imagine if we spent as much, or more time, seeking to be filled with the Holy Spirit as rushing around buying gifts and preparing for Christmas. What would happen? Imagine if we took time to listen to the Holy Spirit. What would we learn? What would He say to us? What difference would it make in our lives and in our homes? Imagine if we asked the Holy Spirit to lead us instead of doing our own agenda. How would He direct us? Who would He lead us to speak to? What kind of Christmas would we organize?
Don’t you think it would be exciting? The birth of Jesus was not ordinary. It was supernatural. Everything that happened was miraculous. People were filled with the Holy Spirit and led by the Holy Spirit.
Why don’t we put aside our own agenda for a moment and ask the Holy Spirit what He wants us to do. Let Him direct us and lead us at this Christmas time. Let’s be filled with the Holy Spirit.
Believe it or nor next Friday is Christmas. Woo hoo! My kids are excited and can’t wait for their Christmas present. We put up the Christmas tree without any decoration and ornaments today. I can’t find any decoration from the box which was place in the store I must have left it in the old house when we move out. So as of today the Christmas tree is up, and I shall look for some nice décor and ornaments tomorrow. Last year I did not put any Christmas décor as I was heavily pregnant.
So what to do with this Decorating for the Holidays Blog Hop post? I totally forgotten about it until I received The Frugal Housewife email. I shall end this post with the Christmas décor I took last year in 1Borneo shopping mall. Make your way to The Frugal Housewife to see what she has been up to.
Christmas isn’t Christmas till it happens in you heart…. I know everyone is busy preparing, holiday, gift buying and wrapping, decorating the house and other things. So why not decorate your blog as well specially the blog header. Is it necessary? Well.. ask yourself. I created a new Christmas header and change the colour of my blog (like it?).
Okay this is my way of saying thank you to all of you, who visited, emailing and leaving a comment to my blog. I’m opening an offer (if you are interested) to create a new Christmas header for your blog. I’m not an artist, a designer or an expert but I love creating and designing something. My offer ends this Sunday midnight and limited to 10 people only (or more will decide after the closing) and it’s free. This will be a very simple design without involving any drawing. So raise your hand if you want and leave a comment or email me letting me know your header size and blog URL.