“You will keep him in perfect peace, Whose mind is stayed on You, Because he trusts in You.” -Isaiah 26:3 NKJV
Around the holidays it is so easy to get caught up in the festivities and preparations, to get frazzled and stressed, and to lose focus on what really matters. It’s easy to forget the real reason for the season. I’m as guilty as anyone. 🙋🏻♀️ I lose my peace when I focus on all the “to-do’s” and nothing else. That’s no way to enjoy the season and that’s not how God intends for us to live our lives – all year long.
“Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.” -John 14:27 NKJV
So, the key to a peaceful holiday season? Keep your focus on Christ, trust in Him, and “let not your heart be troubled”.
Enjoy time with family and friends, perform random acts of kindness, and help someone in need this Christmas. There are so many opportunities to serve this time of year and no better way I can think of to keep our focus on Christ when we’re out there going and doing. Slow down a little and even just share a smile. The simplest gesture of kindness can go a long way!
Prayers for a peaceful Christmas to you and yours!