My house is falling apart. In just the past week, due to recent events, I have felt anger, frustration, and sadness. These feelings combined with my health issues and left me feeling hopeless. Hopelessness leads to inaction and inaction leads to the clutter of life taking hold of both me and my home. As I look around at this mess, I feel despair and I think I might just ride the downward spiral chute that is beckoning me. The pit is waiting…
But WAIT! It’s advent, a season completely dedicated to HOPE. What I am missing out on is the magic in preparing for the Lord! My kids are giddy with hope. Their joy overflows (usually in some sort of loud, destructive manner)! I need to remember (and harness) that feeling of hope!
We are given this time to prepare our homes and (more importantly) our hearts for God! What if you got a
call text message that the Blessed Mother, pregnant with Baby Jesus was coming to your house? (P.S. The baby is due on the 25th) I would be so excited that I would start preparing immediately. This is the excitement we should feel every year.
Let’s be like children looking towards Christmas. Let’s let God handle the big atrocities of current events (because he already has) and search our souls for the JOY that this season brings.
When you worry, you are NOT trusting GOD. I invite you to join me as I start climbing the ladder out of the pit of my house. I trust that God is in heaven and will take care of all of us. I think I need to go wash some dishes and put up a few more decorations, because God is not going to do that for me. (I mean really He has done enough!)
And I think we need a little Christmas, now!
The AMAZINGLY SIMPLE way to get back on track this Christmas season!