This past year, our Ministry Awareness leadership team spent time discussing and reading a book together about “soul care.” Taking care of our soul can be extremely challenging with the many demands for our time. One of the main facets of soul care involves silence and solitude, which fills our soul and allows God to speak to us.
As we enter the holiday season, it can become even more difficult to have silence and solitude with Jesus as we attend and prepare for parties, plan holiday meals, shop for gifts, wrap those gifts, watch Hallmark Christmas movies, decorate gingerbread houses, drive around to see the best Christmas lights, go caroling, the list goes on and on and on . . . Our stress levels begin to rise as we look over the calendar for December.
This year will you say “no” to busyness so you can say “yes” to Jesus?
Slow down and savor the true gifts of the Christmas season. Unpack the gifts of hope, peace, joy, and love Jesus has promised and given to you! Be intentional about staying focused on what’s most important during this busy season.
Praying for a deeper, more meaningful Christmas for each of you this year!