The Christmas season has officially begun. More than likely, activities like shopping, cooking, inviting guests over, baking, and gift wrapping fill your December to-do list. If we aren’t purposeful, all the holiday activity can easily overshadow the reason we celebrate.
Due to this many activities, I have a challenge for us – for you and for me. Let’s commit to putting Jesus at the top of our list every day between now and Christmas. That is from today being December 1st to Christmas Day itself, December 25th. You can decide to extend it till December 31st. The choice is absolutely yours. Let’s make time with Him each morning a priority.
What would that look like? For me, it means sitting with a mug of hot coffee or a cold bottle of coke, with my Bible, and my journal before I start my daily activities. I read and meditate on God’s Word to renew my mind with His truth. I talk with God in prayer, sharing my heart and listening for His direction.
Over the years, I have discovered that I need the discipline of a Bible reading plan. A lot of Bible tools on my phone help me be intentional and regular with my Bible reading. For a brief few moments I contemplated developing a plan to use and to share with you. But then I realized there is no need to reinvent the wheel and decided to find out what Christmas Bible Reading Plans are already available.
Check online, ask your church members, use your daily devotional. I’m sure you will find a Bible plan that will suit your needs.
Remember, Jesus is the reason for the season.