Another week of Courtney's Women Living Well December Challenge has arrived! I think I missed posting last weeks challenge. It was great! I went to bed super early one night, just like the challenge stated. I was so tired, I didn't read Isaiah 7:14, Micah 5:2, Jeremiah 23:5, and Isaiah 53 that night, but finally did tonight.
Here's this week's challenge: Christmas is just 5 days away (OOPS! I'm even a little behind on this one! Christmas is just 2- eek days away) and so much of our time is often spent helping the children to remember the "Reason for the Season". Now it's our turn. Once the kids are in bed get yourself a HOT drink (again we are warming the body as we warm the soul.) Get ALONE and turn out the lights by your Christmas tree, a lit fire, or a candle and just be alone with God. Pray, talk to him, I encourage you to sing Christmas carols or songs praising him, and just rest with Jesus.
Embrace the peace in your home that is there right before you in Jesus. Do not rush past his offer "Peace I leave with you, my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled." John 14:27.
Remember to keep your candle burning daily and each time you catch a glimpse of it, say a prayer for peace in your home. I have also found myself spending a few extra minutes in prayer each morning when I light my candle and again when I blow it out. I'm so glad Bath and Body Works has their large candles on sale still! So for tonight, fireplace or Christmas tree??.... I think I'll take the warmth of the fire tonight. (pretend you don't see the reflection of my kitchen... it's a real fireplace, just no real wood and is behind a glass- go figure!)