Since we are now in the midst of the Christmas Season, we know that the New Year is not too far away. It is on New Year’s Eve when we make those resolutions that we soon break within the first few weeks of January. Instead of making New Year’s resolutions this year, why not make Christmas resolutions?
The Advent Season is a time of preparing our hearts and minds for the Christ-child. As we make these preparations, why don’t we take time out and evaluate our walk with Christ. In this evaluation process, think about our daily walk with Christ. Where can we improve in the upcoming year? Think about our witness to a non-believing world. Are we a true witness for Christ? How do our priorities in life measure up? Do we put God first in ALL that we do?
On Christmas Eve, we will have made our evaluations/resolutions. On this particular night we will be celebrating the birth of the Christ-child. As with any celebration, gifts are brought and given to the honoree. This year, let’s place these changes that we want to make for the new year as our gifts to the Christ child. Then, allow the Christ-child to lead us through the new year.
- Advent hearts (murmursofmyheart.wordpress.com)
- Celebrating Advent With Kids – New for 2012 (godspace.wordpress.com)
- Christmas gifts (irenefrances.wordpress.com)
- A Celtic Liturgy for Week 2 of Advent by John Birch (godspace.wordpress.com)
- The Season of Advent (preachingthenewlectionary.com)
- Have you heard the 10 commandments of Christmas? (safaritothesoul.wordpress.com)