Wow. This is the first time in approximately 3 weeks I have had a chance to call my own and just sit for a minute. It’s insane how busy life becomes this time of year. It’s also insane how rushed everything becomes. But I sit here looking at my tree and think to myself – even with everything as crazy as it is, I wouldn’t trade certain aspects of it for anything. The hidden blessings I have found in things I thought I would hate — I’m grateful for. The doors opening up for me that I never saw coming — I’m grateful for. The people I have met recently who are already becoming life family — I’m grateful for. Sure, there is a list a mile long of things I would love to change in my life right now… but some things are just out of our hands. Remember what you have currently — in this very moment — because in an instant things can be taken away from you. Life as you know it today can be nothing like life as you know it tomorrow. This season is more than Christmas trees and get togethers. It’s more than watching the 25 Days of Christmas on TV and it’s even more than what you have under a tree. “Jesus is the reason for the season” might have become a gimmick line for sales but when you stop and think about it, those blessings that I have found, those doors opening, those people I have met that are becoming family… it’s all because of Him. You see, yes… you have given your life to Christ and no you aren’t going to hell – but it’s so much more than that. In a chance of perspective… you GET to go to Heaven. You GET to be with family and friends. You GET to live a life full of love and prosperity. You GET to live one more day with a roof over your head and a car to drive. Food on your table and able to breathe in life. Think about sharing your story with someone – because they might be contemplating ending their life. Or maybe someone has had a string of bad luck – share your reason for your hope!
1 Peter 3:15 — “Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have.”
Don’t be scared to share what God has done for you! It WILL influence somebody. You don’t have know someone to influence them.
2 Timothy 1:8 — ” So do not be ashamed to testify about our Lord…”