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Jesus Is The Reason
Tis the season — the kids are out of school, time off at work, a time for family and friends, a time for giving and receiving gifts. Really, that is not the reason.
Honor the Lord:
This season is a time to honor the birth of our Lord and Savior, a time to be thankful to God that He loved us enough to send His only Son to die for us that we might be saved. Christmas has been turned into a materialistic time of year, instead of a time to honor God and Jesus for His sacrifice.
Prioritize: do not compromise:
It’s amazing to me how so many will say, “I’m believing my family and friends will be saved.” But when we have an opportunity to really witness to them, at times we don’t take it. For example, family comes into town for the Christmas season, and we make it all about them. We will skip church, because we don’t want to leave them alone, instead of saying, “We honor God and we are going to church, and if you would like to come with us, that would be great.”
If they don’t want to come, by your going and letting them know you will be back later, it lets them know that in your life God comes first — no matter what. They may not like it, but the witness you put before them is one that says, “We love you but we love God more.” That is a much better witness than saying to them in your actions, “God can wait — family and friends are more important to me than He is.” Be the witness God wants you to be by putting Him first and letting others know, “As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord — first!”
Tis the season to celebrate our Lord Jesus’ birth.
Published on Tuesday, December 19, 2017 @ 7:52 AM CDT
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