He is out there just waiting to steal your joy! Has he succeeded with you? This has to be one of the deceiver's favorite and most successful times of year. Just look around you or in the mirror. Many are in a festive-frantic hurry, scribbling to-do-lists one after the other. Some are dreading the "holy-days" due to illness, loss of income or separation from loved ones.
I pray for you, especially now. We still have a choice on how we feel about CHRISTmas. I pray you stop each day and find a few quiet moments to remember the reason for the season. Remember the gift that can't be topped, the one that you can share or "re-gift" yet also keep... the incredible gift of eternal salvation... thank you Jesus!
So, say a pray to our Father, listen to some wondrous CHRISTmas music, read His Word... or just stop, and take a breath of thanks. May your attitude be one of gratitude. Just don't feed that lion!!
have a bless-filled day!