Tuesday, December 07, 2010
I was reading a word from the book of Isaiah about setting my face, keeping the course on what God desires for my life. All the bumps, turns, tests, trials and temptations that come in life are part of God's plan for me to have a greater outcome. I sometimes wonder and even question God's way and His plan for me and others. I realize that God is omnipresent, He is omnipotent and He is just a prayer away. This time of year with all the hustle and bustle of folks preparing to celebrate Christmas, I am reminding myself the true reason for the season. I kept hearing that song yesterday as I was running errands, "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year". That may not be true for everyone. I am going into my second Christmas without my Mom and I have to check myself that I am not just going through the motions. I do not want my niece and nephew to be disappointed. My ten year old niece has been having a hard time especially with Grandma being gone to heaven. I try to assist my sister and brother-in-law with help the kids cope and just be kids and enjoy the holidays. I am making another trip home for the holidays simply because I want to be around family and they want to see my face.
Isaiah 50 talks about the path in life may be rocky, tedious and long winding. It may require much more concentration and effort on our part to travel this road. The enemy wants us to get discourage and give up, to keep our eyes off the prize and not to focus on Jesus. i remind myself daily that God is my source, not man or my job. I keep God's word in my mouth and I put a song in my heart each and every day.
Jesus is the real reason for the season