It is a very cold day here. I am very happy to be sipping coffee inside. I still have shopping to do, but I have decided to procrastinate for a bit so I can write this. The weeks seem to just fly by, and I want to take this opportunity to share some thoughts with you.
I have been struggling to get one post out each week. But I am trying to do some planning ahead and trying to have a better system, so I get it done. I feel more direction from the Lord with what He desires me to share, so I will be prayerfully seeking Him for further leading.
I do know that I will begin the new year by sharing with you about the word I have chosen to focus on for 2018. There are four areas that I will be seeking growth in with my focus. I will be telling you about all of these in January.
My prayer is that each of you will have a Christmas filled with blessings of knowing more of Christ’s love, peace, and presence. There is absolutely nothing more important than having those. He is our greatest gift ever. Matchless in worth.
Pockets are more necessary than I realized. Pockets are for soul refreshing.
I just got home from doing a little shopping and banking. It felt good to get in the warm house. Here in Wisconsin it is in the 20’s heading for the single digit temps later this week. I stuffed my hands into the pockets of my sweater feeling thankful for cozy pockets to warm my cold fingers.
I am realizing I need pockets.
- Pockets to carry little treasures.
- Pockets of time to accomplish the items on my to do list.
- Pockets of truth to bring me out of the place of lies that I sometimes get lost in. (I need friendly reminders me of what God’s truth is about the situations in life.)
- Pockets of peace to know stillness and rest.
I am realizing the need for another pocket. Christmas is less than two weeks away. I started to take inventory of all that needs to be done in the next few days before Christmas and gulped, wondering, how is that going to happen?
I am realizing I need the pocket of time between now and when the new year begins to prepare for all of the holiday events that are scheduled. I also need to take time to breathe so that I can enjoy the presence of the Lord in my life.
You have to plan for pockets, or you end up without any when you really need them. I am saying all of this because I realized today that I need to take a couple weeks off from posting. I will begin posting again a couple days into the new year.
I want to take this opportunity to wish everyone a Christmas full of blessings. May your hearts be filled with the joy of knowing Jesus and celebrating all He is to and for us. l pray that the new year will draw you into deeper faith in Him so that you know all of the peace and hope that you can have in Him.
May your souls be refreshed this Christmas. Take time to plan for the pockets you need so that you don’t miss what is really important, the true reason for the season. Jesus is born, He came to be the Savior of the world. Praise God!