Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Make Room For Jesus...

Winter still waters...such a place of calm. The busyness of Christmas is past and all that needs to be done now is to put the decorations away and get on with what ever is next. I need a place of calm right now..to be still with my thoughts, seeking God and His voice. I've learned that I need to sit still so that I will hear His whispers when He talks to me. I am listening, Lord..I am trying to sit still so I can hear.

When the holidays are over sometimes we look back with such agony and grief that we didn't make room for Jesus. We bring Him into our Christmas by having mangers and stables in our homes and on our lawns, we wear lapel pins that say Jesus is The Reason for the Season, we sing songs about the birth, so yes, we bring Christ into our Christmas. The grief comes when we didn't make room for Him. We brought Him into Christmas, but in all reality we didn't make room for Him. The days flew by and one day could lead to another, and another, and maybe we found ourselves being spiritually starved for spiritual food.

There were some Christmases that I was so grieved that everything came before spending time with Jesus, that my heart just ached. I failed to make room for Him.

If that's what happened to you this Christmas..there was no room for Jesus...don't lose heart and let the Enemy of your soul beat you down. We are supposed to make room for Jesus every day of the year. Everyday is a fresh start and His mercies are new every morning. if we make a commitment to make room for Jesus now...well, next Christmas He will already have his bags unpacked and settled in to a heart that made room for Him!

Just a thought...If you have to, leave a small manger up as a reminder all year long..to make room for Jesus.

Lord Jesus, help each one of us amidst these busy days to always make room for You. Don't let us get distracted with the cares of this world that we fail to sit beside those still waters and listen for Your whispers. We can't do it on our own, stir Your Holy Spirit in each of us to a greater love and desire for you. In Jesus name we ask, Amen

8 comments:

Kim said...

It's good to see you back posting, Patty! Hope you had a blessed holiday.

(Maybe I'll do a post one of these days too. :D)

Monique said...

Great post! Very eye opening...thanks for posting. =) God bless.

Patty said...

Thanks Kim..

I have missed blogging. I hope the Lord will give me things to write about in the coming months..it was a dry time for me.

Thanks so much for the Christmas card and picture of the kids! They are so cute!

Patty said...

Thank you Monique..good to hear from you again!

Patty said...

Thank you Jane! For some reason I wasn't able to post your comment...but bless your heart!

Tea Time and Roses said...

Hello Patty,

Sure did miss you so. Jesus in our hearts all year long, our hearts is where He must abide. A beautiful post as always, thank you so much for sharing it with us.

I smiled when you mention the thought of leaving a little manger out during the year. For just a few days ago my husband and I were sharing on our love of playing Christmas Hymns through out the year:o) It is as you say, we must make room for Jesus each and every day, each and every day. Again thank you Patty. Happy New Year to you and your family.

Smiles...

Beverly

Anonymous said...

Patty, You encourage all of us who read your blog. I am really blessed because I have the real you. Very good post, once again.
Love You, Bob

Mrs.T said...

Patty,

So good to see you posting again! I have missed you so much.

This was a thought-provoking, wonderful post. Thanks for sharing it.

Thanks too for the sweet e-card you sent. It's always a blessing to hear from you!

Love and prayers,
Mrs.T