An excellent way to prepare for Christmas is through Prayer and Meditation. It’s pretty easy to get caught up in the busyness of the Christmas season. That is good, but too often it leads to being stressed out and impatient, which are not necessary and can be avoided.
To have a relaxed Christmas season in which you are filled with joy and energy, and really having fun, make some extra time for prayer and meditation. Each morning in quiet prayer, open your mind and heart to the presence of God in you, then ask for and listen to His guidance. It’s a good idea, too, to invite your Angels to go with you when you go shopping. They know exactly what you should buy for family, friends and loved ones. And, a real nice gift for yourself!
In meditation, go beyond prayer and be still in the Silence with God as you attune your whole being to the love and wisdom of God. While meditating, let go of thoughts about Christmas, and everything else, and the things that may need doing by you. Focus your whole attention upon the presence of God and invite all that God is to be alive in you. Allow Him to fill your mind and heart with His love, life, energy, peace, and joy.
A woman inquired of a spiritual counselor how she could avoid getting frazzled and uptight during the Christmas season. The counselor suggested that, each day leading up to Christmas, she set aside a time each morning for being still, to breathe slowly and deeply, to relax completely and acknowledge the presence of God within and around her. Doing as she was instructed, she was amazed at how much easier and better everything went. Through the Christmas season she was more peaceful and happier than she could have imagined. She decided to make this an annual part of her preparation for Christmas. She liked this new practice so much, she decided to make it a daily practice throughout the year.
You will be delighted with how good you feel and how energized you are when you allow time for prayer and meditation. This is the best preparation for a relaxed and enjoyable Christmas. Go for it with all your heart! – Lovingly, Rev. John
My presence will go with you, and I will give you peace. – Exodus 33:14
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I turn the Golden Key: Turn away from the problem and turn to God. God is the Answer!
Golden Keys to Answered Prayers …
When you declare something that is innately true and do so repetitively, you establish a new subconscious belief system. Thus, you empower yourself and change your life. It is the correct use of your great mind power. To affirm anything, (pray scientifically) is to state that it is true, even though appearances may say otherwise.
Job said, “Thou shall also decree a thing, and it shall be established unto to you.” In other words, he was saying that if we will affirm Truth steadfastly, we are in accord with God’s law of fulfillment. It is nothing less that the Law of Attractions in practical application.
In the Mail …
Prayers bring Abundance! – God bless all of you who have been praying with me. When I first wrote to you, I had no job and was hundreds of dollars in debt. I am happy to report that all the bills are paid. Also, a friend for whom I had done some things for, several months ago, sent me an extra $150 check in appreciation. I am now working for a good company with excellent benefits and a great bonus system. Needless to say, I am very happy and thankful. Prayer sure does bring abundance! My grateful tithe is enclosed. – P. E. – California
Bytes of Wisdom …
Bless us Lord, this Christmas, with quietness of mind; Teach us to be patient and always to be kind. – Helen Steiner Rice
Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love. – Hamilton Wright Mabie
Christmas is doing a little something extra for someone. – Charles Schulz
Love is what’s in the room with you at Christmas if you stop opening presents and listen. – Unknown, attributed to a 7-year-old named Bobby
A Little Humor …
The Bishop spoke to the congregation about the priest and nun shortage. “Too many of you are only having one child and letting them go off into other professions. I propose that each family should have three children: one for the father, one for the mother and one for the church.”
A few days later, the Bishop was out grocery shopping when he saw a pregnant woman from his parish. But before he could say hello, she shouted above the crowd, “This one is yours, Bishop!” – Edwin Kline