Good morning everyone!
Today I am feelin’ in the Christmas spirit! Yes, I know it’s only December the 3rd, but during the month of December my entire mind is set on Christmas-y things. I am still trying to figure out what to make my parents for Christmas this year, seemings how I currently am not working and in school. Also, the idea of making something instead of buying, just seems more fun and creative… I dunno, what do you think?
I do love Christmas shopping though, so props to everyone who has been working hard and spending hard, that’s dedication. I was listening to some classic Christmas songs this morning, and as I was listening I began to wonder why Christmas is only a certain time of year. Think about it, it’s the only time of the year where people are extra friendly, where the gift-giving spirit is sky rocketed, and people just seem more happier than usual. Why can’t we have a Christmas spirit all the time? Wouldn’t it be nice, to walk into a place in the middle of July, having people greet you with big smiles and warm attitudes? I know theres a lot of people who have a hard time keeping a positive attitude all throughout the year, including myself, but what if we had a “Christmas attitude” instead? I wouldn’t even mind if I heard jingle bells playing in June, it would make me feel like such a little kid.
Anyways, enough about the Christmas rant… I wanted to share with you guys one of my many favourites of scriptures from the bible. Today, my prayer journal prompt would like me to rewrite my favourite scripture in prayer, so here it goes.
Proverbs 3:5 says: Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding, In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.
Dear God, thank you for getting me up this morning with a cheerful heart. I woke up feeling blessed, to know that I have a Father like you who puts a Christmas spirit in me during times when it’s not even December. I’m so lucky to have a God like you, who guards my heart from the enemy when he says things that are not true. God, in your word you say to trust You with all my heart, and, to lean not on my understanding, but instead, Your understanding. And, in all of my ways to acknowledge you,not the world…but You.
This morning as I was making my breakfast, I kept hearing the lies from the enemy saying you should be having eggs with cheese and pepper, instead of oatmeal with my favourite toppings (fruit, nuts, chocolate chips, peanut butter). Why? Because the devil likes to twist things around, and use some of the nutritional information I’ve heard before about how eggs are less carbs, and a “clean” food. Then he put an image of what I would look like if I were to have eggs instead. It was an image of me looking thin, lean, skinny. And the idea he put in my head if I were to have oatmeal, was not the same as eggs.
I pray that, instead of believing what my mind wants to think, I instead trust what You have promised me. A life full of joy, hope, and love. A life full of enjoyment, and not slavery. I will not be held down by the devil, because he doesn’t have the authority to do so. You have the final say, and I will keep your Word as it is the Truth.
I pray this is Jesus name, Amen.