It’s pretty crazy how time flies by as we get older. As a child the days, weeks, months leading up to Christmas seemed like forever. Oh to go back to those days when time stood still. Now, time can’t slow down fast enough. Each day and week flies by with the blink of an eye. We barely have enough time to get everything done. We are so busy in our lives that we don’t stop and smell the roses. In the Bible it states that our whole life is just a vapor that appears for a little while and then vanishes away. (James 4:14)
I have never made a New Years Resolution. NEVER. I honestly just think it’s something that people say they are going to do, and might do for a month or so then, it falls off to the wasteland never to be seen or heard from again. But, this year, I’m doing it. I am making a resolution to SLOW DOWN. I have spent the last two years stressing myself out about my miscarriages and this past year just trying to get pregnant again. I have tried to hurry the process up because the devil likes to remind me that I’m getting older by the second. I have not given up full control to God like I should which I know is something I need to work on. I may never have another child, but I am so grateful that I do have one. She is the most precious, kind, loving, human I have ever come in contact with. I need to slow down, and be thankful for what God has done for me.
Sometimes we get caught up in the things we want that we forget the importance of the things we already have. We forget to thank him for what he’s done for us. There are so many women out there hoping for one child. Just one. I need to release all control to God of trying trying trying for another child and appreciate the time I get to spend with the one I have. I need to do more fun things with her Making memories with her that we can look back on and smile.
Every good and perfect gift is from above. James 1:17
I also need to slow down and take time with the Lord. We have no problem cramming another Christmas party into our schedule or another visit to Santa Claus into our busy week. But, are we spending time with the one who created us? The one who this season is all about? Are we taking the time to meditate on his word and worship him like we should? I read my bible and do a devotional on average 5 days a week. But, that’s not enough. He is the reason I am here on this earth. He is the reason that I have eternal life. He is the reason I have a wonderful husband and daughter. Why wouldn’t I want to spend as much time with him as possible?? But, we get busy. “Life” gets in the way. Our schedules get too full. And we’re just tired by the end of the day. What if God said, “you know, I’m just too busy to send my son to earth”. “I’m too tired to listen to and answer prayers today.” Thankfully, our God would never do this. He has an unfailing love and grace for all of us. One we can hardly fathom. We’ve got to slow down, and make the time for our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Because he took the time for us.
God so loved the world that he gave his one and only son, so that whoever believes in him will not perish but have everlasting life. John 3:16