In the midst of it all I don't want to loose sight of why we're all together. I want this holiday season to reflect Christ and be more than just a story read Christmas morning. I want all the serving I do to be done out of love, love for Christ and love for those around me. But it's easy for me to be distracted. I get distracted by the endless to do lists and by wanting perfection.
I've spent my devotional time preparing for the unique business that this time brings and I'm reminded of Mary and Martha. I know that in order to serve and reflect Christ I cannot forget to sit at Jesus' feet. I need quiet mornings to set my heart right for the day ahead. I read this quote this morning from Charles Spurgeon,
"We ought to be Martha and Mary in one: we should do much service, and have much communion at the same time. For this we need great grace.
It is easier to serve than to commune.”
I find it easy to put off spending time with the Lord
in order to serve, but when I do it doesn't take long for impatience and frustration to take over. D.L. Moddy says,
“A man can no more take in a supply of grace for the future than he can eat enough for the next six months, or take sufficient air into his lungs at one time to sustain life for a week. We must draw upon God’s boundless store of grace from day to day as we need it.”
So, with God's boundless grace and intentional quiet time I'm praying that I reflect Christ in all
I do this Christmas.