I look at my life and want to start anew this Christmas season. This past year filled with challenges that seem to knock me down. I wanted to break through, but sometimes I feel that trials broke me.
This Sunday at church a special speaker shared about finding rest in Christ based on these famous verses from Matthew:
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.” Matthew 11:28-29 (NIV)
How do I start returning to Him this Christmas season. I felt I never left. I wrote extensively about this in my New Year post at the beginning of 2018.
From the Sunday’s sermon I learned that I cannot create my own breakthroughs without first surrendering to Him fully. I also have to realize who I am in Christ. I am created in His image. I also have to forgive others as Christ has forgiven me.
Living this Christian life is a constant battle. We start with Christ and we cling to Him. His work on earth did not stop with His birth. He lived to die for each of us. That is the true spirit of Christmas that we must start with.
We also must pray for each other daily and uplift each other in times of trial.
Will you start with me today as seek deeper meaning this season?
I wrote this post for the 31 Days of Five Minute Free Writes and the Write 31 Days 2018 challenge.
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