It seems like every year it’s the same. We really want to slow down, take some time to reflect, prepare our hearts for Christmas, but we never really seem to find the time. We sit down with a plate full of food at Thanksgiving with a sigh of relief, and then rush around like a chicken with our heads cut off until Christmas. Meeting expectations. Filling everyone’s stockings but our own.
This year, more than ever, we need to slow down. We need to take time to connect with God in a meaningful way. To open our hearts, let go of what’s weighing us down and let God fill us up with the love of Christ. With all the awe & wonder of Christmas. Of God coming to live with us, walk with us, be with us, just like us. As a human.
To show us the way. Teach us about God’s true nature. How much God really loves us. Really cares for us. Really wants us to experience the joy of Christmas every day!
So how are you going to do that? Are you going to take the extra time you would normally spend time preparing for, traveling to and attending parties and family gatherings to connect with God? To ponder the awe & wonder of this miraculous gift God has given us in Jesus? To honor your body by praying often, eating well, moving more & getting enough sleep?
Or how about taking this opportunity to simplify in other ways? Focus on those people in your life who matter most? Let go of things that aren’t making you happy, don’t bring you joy? (Yes, Marie Kondo has a point!) Or maybe it’s time to practice forgiveness. Asking forgiveness from others, as well as extending forgiveness to others and yourself.
Making all kinds of room in your heart to allow joy to bubble up and overflow. Who wouldn’t want that?
This Advent can be that time for you, too! This can be the Advent where you get to slow down, focus on what’s important, and take some time to really strengthen your connection to God. Really open and prepare your heart for all the joy of Christmas.
I invite you to give yourself the gift of time this Advent – just 15 minutes a day. Take a 21-Day Journey to Jesus with me this Advent. 21 days of guided meditations designed to help you slow down, focus on what’s most important, and strengthen your connection to God. All so you can arrive at Christmas with joy in your heart as you celebrate the birth of Jesus, the Light of Love.
Click on the link below to learn more and start your Journey to Jesus!
Enjoy the Journey!