I pray that you had a blessed Thanksgiving. Our celebrations was filled with lots of family, fun, laughter and way too much food. Now we turn our thoughts and activities towards Christmas. I have been pondering how to best focus on the birth of our Savior and not be caught up in all the festivities and actions of the season both religious and secular. It can be difficult to keep the primary reason for the season, which is the coming to earth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. I remembered how much my grandson and before him my children loved the advent calendar I posted each year. We would tie a new ornament on the calendar each day and watched the tree fill as we neared Christmas. It heightened our awareness and excitement as Christmas approached. Using that same idea, to help myself and you, my readers, to keep our focus centered on Christ I will be posting a promise each day from God’s word to keep in mind and reflect on during your hectic days.
Promises help us to know assurances that we have from God’s word and to keep the world that swirls around us in focus. I have been working on my next book, Promises for Dynamic Living, and have seen what a great blessing focusing on God’s promises can have in my daily life. I pray that a promise a day will keep you living fearlessly this holiday season and more that ready spiritually when Christmas Day arrives.
2Peter 1:3-4 “His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness. Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature and escape the corruption in the world caused by evil desires.”