“Jesus is the reason for the season”. How many times have you heard this saying especially around this time of year? I honestly have heard it a lot! I'm not saying that it's wrong to state, but what I am questioning is why we say this only during this time of year? As a lot of people have different reasons for using this phrase I have come to the realization that this shouldn't be just a one season saying. God wants us to have Jesus as the reason for the season throughout the whole year. Although the world we live in tends to distract us and keep us focused on other things, we need to stay focused on Jesus. Our focus and faith should be in Jesus. He wants us to have Him through every season, every trial and tribulation. He wants to be our joy, our light in the darkness and our “one and only hope”. We all can tend to get so busy around different times of the year, especially in the winter months, but lets learn to prioritize what's important and what God is calling us to. Here are some things that can help us do just that! *Make Him your first priority.
There's always things that need to be done. If you are putting those other things first and giving them too much focus you will discover that they are endless tasks. With putting Jesus first everything else will line up. He wants you to have Him in the forefront of your awareness and to live close to Him.
*Keep your word/promises and stay integrable.
What does this look like to you. Do you often tell your children that you are going to do something, then you don't do it? Are you late all the time when you're needed to be somewhere? Take the time for the things you have given your word to. Even if it's taking your kids to the park or taking time out of your schedule to sit down and play a game with them then do it.
*Share with others what God has blessed you with.
God has given you everything you have. Whether this is your finances or things given to you by others it was still provided by God. Be obedient in sharing whatever that my be. This includes your time, finances, gifts, and your talents.
*Those little sayings... please and thank you! Let's be honest these can you take you a long way by just simply using them.
*Tell the people you love that you love them. Love the people that you come in contact with. This may be your own family members or strangers. Jesus loves all! Use that love that He brings to love other people too!
Have a happy and healthy blessed season!
Till next time, XOXO Cooped Up Cowboys Wife Kirste