Christmas time is a beautiful time of year. Temperatures have cooled and the unbearable heat of Florida has gone into hiding for a while. The hustle and bustle of the mall and the stores can be crazy and somewhat overwhelming. What is it all about? So many people add to the madness in the name of Jesus. But is the holiday really about Jesus? I hear very little mention of Him other than using His name to describe the appointed gathering "Christ-Mass". I myself, have had to step away from the American traditions of Christmas because it had become an idol to me. I got caught up and carried away with it. Believe me, I cried when I felt God telling me to let it go, then I felt bad for crying. But, I can now celebrate with a heart that leans only to my Savior. I'm not saying you should do the same as me in regards to Christmas but, is there anything that God is asking you to give up for Him. Could you do it if He asked?
Whoever finds his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for my sake will find it. Matthew 10:39