Life has gone into overdrive! Christmas seems to be coming at me at a fast pace and every year I feel organized in November and a little overwhelmed in December!
So I am thankful today for today’s quiet time in Isaiah 9:6 which says “”For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.”
As I have been reading many blogs out on the web, I can see two common themes with women. One – we are stressed about the holidays ie. decorating, shopping, cookie baking, mailing Christmas cards, attending or hosting parties and on and on it goes. On top of our daily workload, these are added and if we do not manage our time wisely this can be disastrous to the peace God wants us to have in our hearts.
Secondly, I see the financial burdens that women are carrying. There is a lot of talk on the web world about America’s recession. Women are dealing with the layoffs of their husbands or their own cut hours. Some cannot sell their house and are desperate to get out from their mortgage payments while others are just wondering how they will pay the debt that they are creating with the holiday season.
I have one word I see – STRESS! But wait – it’s Christmas – and in Isaiah 9:6 it says that Jesus is the Prince of Peace - so why is there so much turmoil in our souls?
Are you experiencing the peace that only Jesus can give? As Christians, our lives should not look like the world’s - it should be baffling at how much peace we have in the midst of chaos – but can that be said of us?
Peace can not go hand in hand with rushing, hurrying, tossing, and turning. It can only come from turning to our Everlasting Father, the Prince of Peace and just being alone with him – as our “daddy”. Pray and ask God to give you His peace in an area of your greatest need.
Right now on Women Living Well I am running a December Challenge titled “Peace On Earth”. Each Monday I am giving practical and spiritual tips for finding peace in the midst of the holiday rush. I hope you will join me there as I walk with the King!
Peace may be the best gift you can give your family this holiday season!
Walk with the King!