The Holy Spirit has really been working on me this Christmas season as I've been trying to navigate the holiday with two small children and a world that's focused on the trappings of Christmas instead of Christ Himself. I've been worrying over if our Christmas is "Christ" enough and how we celebrate this or that. And right in the middle of that the Holy Spirit quietly nudged me and said:
Christmas is every day - not just December 25th. Christmas is how I live my life each and every day. Am I living it looking toward our Savior and relying on Him for all of my needs? Or am I seeking the fulfillment of those needs elsewhere?
This past year has been a slow, but steady transformation of looking to Christ each and every day. My life is Christ and there is no difference between December 25th and December 26th - my thoughts, actions, and faith are still the same.
It doesn't matter how many nativity scenes I put up, or if I booted Santa from the house, or if I went to church 7 times that week, or made a cake and sang "Happy Birthday" to Jesus. Doing is not living. Living is every moment of every day - and I must live Christ each day.
I hope you all had a very blessed Christmas and pray for God's blessings for you for 2011.