This weekend, as I worked the yard sale, watching complete strangers in my driveway, sifting through my clothes, baby socks, old books and Blues Clues videos, I listened to Life 88.3, our local Christian music station.
Every day they host a "Minute with Vonette Bright." (Vonette was married to Bill Bright -the founder of Campus Crusade for Christ - amazing people).
Her word was about the upcoming Holidays.
She said that we must make a choice:
Will we allow this season to be Holy-days or Holi-daze.
Daze: state of confusion and unclear thinking.
It is safe to say that this season can be very overwhelming for all of us.
Why is it that I can not just take it easy, enjoy the season and love on my family?
Well, after a morning of sober reflection, I recognize that I can allow culture to claim my holiday. Instead of Christ.
So today, November 15, 2010, I stomp my size 7 and say - this season belongs to Christ. This year He gets it back.
Vonette suggests the first thing we do is make Christ the center of every activity.
Say no to excess and yes to Jesus.
I have much to say about this.
But for today, let's spend some time prayerfully considering Vonette's advice.
Think through years past and this season to come. How can we simplify? How can we make Christ the center of every single thing we do?
How can we say yes to Him and no to excess?
How can you make the next six weeks Holy-days for you and your family?
I can't believe it is upon us already!
I'd love to hear from you on this.
Holy, Holy, Holy is the LORD of hosts; the whole earth is full of his glory! Isaiah 6:3