“No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other,
or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.
Matthew 6:24 NIV
How's your heart this Christmas season? There's so much going on with all the parties, the celebrating, the gifts, the decorating, the cooking....so how's your heart? Are you feeling
If you are feeling any of these, take a moment and pray about it with God. Ask Him to recenter you around the "why" of Christmas.
The angel went to her and said, “Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord is with you.”
Mary was greatly troubled at his words and wondered what kind of greeting this might be.
But the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary; you have found favor with God.
You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you are to call him Jesus.
He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High.
The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David,
and he will reign over Jacob’s descendants forever; his kingdom will never end.”
34 “How will this be,” Mary asked the angel, “since I am a virgin?”
The angel answered, “The Holy Spirit will come on you,
the power of the Most High will overshadow you.
So the holy one to be born will be called the Son of God.
Mary was just a humble servant. She knew, that like all humans, she needed a savior. God took this humble girl and from her, HOPE was born into the world. A savior for all mankind! This Precious Messiah is THE REASON. He is the one true treasure for all of us, born to humble himself to die one day on that cross and be resurrected to give us eternal life.
When I catch myself starting to get stressed or all caught up in the hustle, I remember. I do a H.E.A.R.T check, I pray about it, and then I remember my True Treasure. The stresses fade away and I am renewed.
Take a minute with God and do a H.E.A.R.T check right now. Ask God to show you what area(s), what joys, or what stresses of your life you've been treasuring more than Him. Give those things to Him and be ready to be overcome by His Peace!
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