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Tuesday, December 1, 2009

The Answer to a Peaceful December

December. The word brings thoughts of the wonderful season now upon us. However, December also brings thoughts of being busy, very busy, doesn't it? Not only do we have our own baking, decorating, shopping, wrapping and card writing to do, we have events to attend - cantatas, school programs (and practices for both of those), church parties, individual's open houses and get togethers, family gatherings, light shows, and caroling.

How does a person do all this and stay sane? I believe the answer came last night in our Bible study. The answer? No decision without prayer. "Lord, where should I go to shop? Who needs a card from me this year? What should I bake? How much? Should I attend this party, or that event?" With well-meaning hearts we accept every invitation, say yes to making the costumes for the Christmas play and volunteer to bring 12 dozen sugar cookies to the second-graders class party, without ever stopping to pray and ask God if that's what He wants us to do.

So, before your calendar gets any busier, take this advice: Philippians 4:6 Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. When you need to make a decision about what to do, how much to spend, where to go, stop and ask your Heavenly Father. He promises you that you will then have calm and peace. Verse 7 - And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

Happy December!

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