I asked the Lord to bring my heart into the right place this Christmas morning.
I asked Him to break me open this morning, and to connect my heart with the heart of the Father so that my heart will be as full and alive, grateful and aware as it can possibly be.
So I just began to think Him. I began to thank the Holy Spirit for the work that He does in me, and I asked Him to bring my heart into the right place this morning –that my heart might be renewed and reawakened to the depth of what Jesus has done for me —as deep as I can handle.
It’s so easy for things to become “normal” this season. It’s easy to get my eyes on other things during this season, even good things.
Whether we’ve become distracted and consumed with the busyness of the season, or maybe we struggle with keeping our peace around certain people this time of year, or maybe we are facing loneliness and sadness from loss, from lack, or from memories of Christmas past.
The thing to do is just the same…just look at Him. Jesus: The Light of the World. Look through, to the Light, even when it’s hard to see through the distractions. Just look, with all your heart, and He will begin to come into focus.
Set your heart toward Him, and He will bring it to life.
“Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.” – Hebrews 12:2
“Keep your heart with all vigilance, for from it flow the springs of life.” – Proverbs 4:23
“For the Light of Truth was about to come into the world
and shine upon everyone.
10 He entered into the very world he created,
yet the world was unaware.
11 He came to the very people he created—
to those who should have recognized him,
but they did not receive him.
12 But those who embraced him and took hold of his name
were given authority to become
the children of God!
13 He was not born by the joining of human parents
or from natural means, or by a man’s desire,
but he was born of God.
14 And so the Living Expression
became a man and lived among us!
And we gazed upon the splendor of his glory,
the glory of the One and Only
who came from the Father overflowing
with tender mercy and truth!” – John 1:9-14
Thank You, Jesus.
2 thoughts on “12.25.19 – Heart & Focus”
Wishing you a very blessed and merry Christmas, Heather! May God bless and keep you and your family, and may His face always shine upon you, and may He always grant you peace.
Thank you so much for the blessing, Stacy! I hope you had the most wonderful Christmas, and have a blessed 2020! – Heather