You know, sometimes I just don’t “get it” very quickly. I think the Lord has to be extra patient in getting things through to me.
It has become a pattern with me—at this time every year I stress about Christmas. “How on earth are we going to be able to afford Christmas this year, Lord?”, “How are we going to be able to buy our children gifts?”. The Father hears the same thing from me every year. I can just imagine how He must laugh at me. EVERY year God provides, exceedingly, abundantly more than I can ever imagine.
This year has been no exception. My goodness, God has been amazing. He has provided and blessed us more than words can say. He has spoiled my children! I am so in awe of His amazing provision in our lives. I forget about it—no actually, truth be told, I take it for granted! So often I get so wrapped up in the stress of not having, that I take my eyes of the ONE who has NEVER let my family down—EVER!
Oh Gosh, I still have so much to learn. I still have so many flesh issues that I need to die to. I guess I am a slow learner—I am so grateful that God is so patient with me.
This Christmas I am so grateful. My heart is so full of gratitude. God is so amazing. It is so easy to get caught up in the “commercial” side of Christmas. I try hard not to, but it is hard. This Christmas I am choosing to focus on the greatest gift of all—His name is JESUS! Whether you have had a lean year in every way, or a year full of abundance—join with me in remembering that Jesus is MORE THAN ENOUGH. He has given each of us so much more than we ever deserved. What a faithful, amazing God we serve.
I hope your home is filled with His joy this Christmas. Thank you for blessing my life and for sharing life with me. Thank you precious friends who God used to bless the Salem family this Christmas—we appreciate it so much!