Bible Reading: Psalm 34:1, Psalm 148:1-14
This has been such a season of slow abiding with Jesus – soaking up every ounce of the season. It has meant saying no to things that aren’t a priority…if I am just real with you it has meant a lot of Christmas leggings, blankets and quiet unrushed days at home.
After a year of so many new things, so much rush and work; I needed this to be sacred time – slow time – abiding time. As I prepared this study my greatest prayer was for a slow season, to soak it up. God has answered my prayers for a slower season. He has gifted me with something I so greatly needed in this current season of life.
I cannot help but look back on the year with praise for all that God has done. This time last year I had no idea all that God would orchestrate. He took me on a wild ride…a great ride…an educating ride. One of the greatest lessons that I have taken however is when God provides a time of slow stillness…take it and use it, because there is no way of knowing what He has planned next.
After slow abiding, I don’t know that I can go through Christmas in a rush ever again. I have missed too much. A slow season is a gift, a treasure from God Himself to see past the hurry and chaos and see the true meaning of Christmas and to take it deep within your heart and let it reflect in how you spend your season.
Family Activity: Wrap gifts together as a family and on each tag include a scripture verse to remind those receiving it of the greatest Gift sent directly from heaven.