This time of year is often crazy busy for most people.
Businesses are doing a last minute flurry before they shut down over the Christmas break; college students are sitting exams; and already the shops are full of enticing products that draw us into spending more money than we intended.
So how do we avoid jumping on the treadmill of the “silly season?” We take a leaf from the “Good Book……”
God Himself encourages us, “Be still and know that I am God,” (Psalm 46:10). That verse goes on to say “I will be exalted among the nations; I will be exalted in the earth.”
The birth of Christ was something that brought awe, wonder and worship from discerning humanity; not stress, sleepless nights and idol worship. As followers of Christ our behaviours should display a point of difference to the world. Jesus said this about His disciples, “They are not of the world, even as I am not of it,” (John 17:16). As citizens of the Kingdom of God we must be witnesses of joy, hope, peace and love this Christmas.
So how will you stay clear of the “silly season?” What needs to change in order for you to make Christ “the reason for the season?”
Be still and know that He is God. If Christ could manage to sleep in a boat while seas were raging all around, then we have the ability, through the Spirit, to remain calm and disciplined in the lead up to Christmas.