It’s normally around this time in December that I’m tempted to neglect my quiet time and work on my to-do list instead.
(Yikes…it’s embarrassing to even type that sentence.)
This morning, in the hushed before-dawn moments, right after the alarm clock announces a new day, my thoughts were already screaming for attention. In my head, it sounded something like this:
Thank goodness it’s morning, I have so much to do…I’ve gotta put together some sort of table decorations for the party on Saturday, and bake something, and clean out the fridge and the pantry, and get to the post office before it gets crowded, and make some favors for the party and plan games for Christmas Eve…but how can we possibly play games with 4 babies to keep happy? What finger foods will I do on Christmas Eve this year that are gluten-free and not disappointing? Oh crap, it’s Wednesday, I have a doctor’s appointment at 8:00! I am THROUGH with doctors. This is the last appt…
That was before I even opened my eyes. By the time I threw off the covers I was nearly hyperventilating.
Honestly, that’s not so unusual for me as Christmas approaches. In years past, it’s much the same.
What’s a little unusual is what I did next.
Pouring coffee I breathed in the aroma and breathed out a prayer, “good morning Father.”
Walking around the downstairs cradling my cup, I turned on all the Christmas lights and paused to look at them and continued talking to the God who made me…
“…things are different this year you know. I’m not doing everything I usually do…”
Settling on the couch surrounded by my pups and Reba-the-cat, I opened my Bible and read.
“Commit your way to the Lord; and trust in Him”
To trust, I have to believe that He’s got this. I stop to think about it, to ask myself if I really believe?
And I do.
I’m still counting gifts my friends:
#1041-For Christmas this year which is oh-so-different, but oh-so-good~
Is your Christmas season going the way it normally does? I pray all is well with your soul, no matter what’s on your to-do list today~