December 16–Let’s Count Down…and Calm Down…and Consider JESUS!

In eight days from today it will be Christmas Eve. I pray that you and I are each letting ourselves Count Down…Calm Down…and Consider Jesus…more and more and more…as we move toward Christmas. Yes, we can acknowledge that we have much yet to do—much we want to do and much we need to do. Yet! We are letting Jesus—the King of kings and Lord of lords—be our focus and the ruler of our heads, hearts, hurried schedules…our actions and our attitudes!

Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus:

Who being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped, but made himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness.

And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself and became obedient even to death—even death on a cross!

Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

Philippians 2:5-11

Take time today to give thanks to our God who interrupts our lives through the giving of His own life—first in a manger…and then on a cross for us. Take time to give thanks to our God who knows exactly what we need and…WHO…will bring our hearts and lives the greatest love, joy, peace and freedom now and for all eternity: our Savior, Redeemer, Rescuer and Lover of our Souls–our Lord Jesus Christ!

So, as you and I are continuing in our gift-giving and celebration preparations and plans, let’s slow down enough to reflect on God’s truest love gift of Jesus Christ so that we may…

Count Down…and Calm Down…and Consider Jesus…in this season and in every season of our lives!

In love, peace and purposeful passion,                                                               Sylane

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