Adorning Our Spirits
Each year at Christmas, I look forward to pulling the boxes of seasonal decorations out of storage. Our family has always had so much fun decorating the house and hanging ornaments on the tree. Now my kids are grown and out of the house, but my daughters will still usually stop by with a Starbucks and help me with the finishing touches. I especially enjoy watching my grandkids get excited about the decorations and their special Disney-themed tree.
As we decorated this year, I couldn’t help but think of the verses found in 1 Peter 3:1-4:
Isn’t it easy to become so wrapped up in our holiday preparations and obligations that we forget the importance of adorning our spirits for Christmas? Just as beautiful decorations cannot change a home filled with anger or bitterness, physical adornments cannot replace the grace and beauty of a meek and quiet spirit.
A Meek Spirit
A Quiet Spirit
A second personal ornament we can use this Christmas is a quiet spirit. Thankfully, this particular phrase (quiet spirit) does not mean that we can’t talk, laugh, and have a good time. Instead, it means that we should possess a quiet and trusting heart. Is your heart resting in God’s love and trusting His provision this season? Or is your heart frustrated and weary and stressed already?
Don’t let the busy Christmas festivities change your peaceful spirit this year! With me, ask for God’s help to put on the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit…a calm and trusting heart. And, enjoy a God-blessed season that you won’t soon forget.