My classroom called life…Kingdom lessons

My desire is to abide

Kingdom Christmas… December 3, 2008

Filed under: Family Spotlight,Power of Prayer,testimony — charredsmore @ 5:05 am

I am thankful my mom is taking a different approach to Christmas this year. She wants to focus more on the family and less on the preparations, food, presents, commercialism…this is breakthrough! I praise God for what He is doing in my family. I am thankful for each one of them and the journey they are on with the Lord. For some it is very personal and private, for others, shared openly. Either way, I trust the Holy Spirit is working on behalf of my prayers of intercession (for the past ten years) even when I don’t see it or get to be a part of it directly. I trust in Him.

Back to Christmas. I am not sure where we are celebrating this year with my mom’s side, but it doesn’t really matter, as long as we are together. Usually we draw names and purchase a gift for about twenty five bucks, this year my mom wanted to do something else. She wanted us to purchase gifts for each other – IF we wanted to, IF we saw something a person would like. I bless this idea! Truly one of my love languages is gift giving, so this expands my territory in lovin’ on my family. Not that I couldn’t do this before, but I decided to get each of them a gift. Something more personal, something from the heart, something homemade, something from me. I am excited to see where this Christmas will lead our family in future years. I have been praying for new traditions in our family – traditions that don’t center around greed, consumerism, gluttony, Santa…you know, focus back on the Savior, the whole reason we are celebrating in the first place.

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2 Responses to “Kingdom Christmas…”

  1. Jesus Walle Says:

    I really think agree with you on the whole thing people really forgetting what christmas is about. People really need to open up with their families and seek unity. And when one person wants unity, in the spirit realm it creates a magnet for unity to actually come, and maybe not that year, but in a future even.
    But people really need to realize what christmas is really about, I mean do people “REALLY KNOW” what it meant for Jesus to be sent from heaven and be Born??? Think about it…
    I know Jesus wasn’t b0rn so that i could be a self-centered shopper to get the best things for Me and my family and only care about my family’s needs and eat all the food in the world till we vomit. That’s absurd!!! (I don’t know about you but i feel like just the whole “Black Friday” day has an evil spirit about it, seeking the best deals and when you find a good deal you hide things so others won’t get to be as “Happy” as you. It’s evil I tell you. i’m worried for America… )

  2. charredsmore Says:

    I am in agreement brother! We are WAY TOO self focused in our nation. We are so independent, self reliant, selfish and lack the fruit of the Spirit. BUT, I have hope for the church in America. God is raising her up. Let us keep on praying with confidence.


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