Years ago when I was going through a difficult time, a counselor warned me about four deadly habits that can paralyze your time and energy. She called them time wasters. But these four deadly habits are not only time wasters; they can also steal your emotional, physical, and spiritual well-being. They can render us useless, ineffective, and depressed. I can testify. Been there, done that. What’s the solution? Is there hope to overcome them?
In fiction, asking “What if?” can create dozens of plot possibilities. But in real life, can asking “What if?” steal your joy or bring you peace?
This is the 21st in a series of daily Christmas blogs: 25 Christmas Prayers celebrating the names of our precious Lord. Featured today is Jehovah Sabaoth, The Lord of Hosts. .
Today is the seventh in a series of daily Christmas blogs: 25 Christmas prayers celebrating the names of our precious Lord. Because it’s so familiar to most of us, it’s easy to let the “Christmas story” lose its wonder and mystery. Sometimes I forget there are millions who have still never heard or believed the true Christmas story.
Lord, how is it that a righteous God could be “with us?” We are sinful. You are holy. You are in heaven. We live on earth. Yet the very essence of Christmas is rooted in an eternal, loving plan that brought You here to live in us, with us, and through us. Because of Christmas, You are now “with us.”