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Decorate Your Heart With Joy This Christmas

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Decorate Your Heart With Joy This Christmas

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Pray for a clean heart

When we feel passionless inside we can pray for the Lord to help our attitude to glorify Him.

Psalm 51:10

“Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me. Cast me not away from thy presence, and take not thy holy spirit from me.”

One thing was certain. I needed a clean heart.

I needed God to renew my spirit. I needed to allow the Holy Spirit to live through me.

As I prayed, I felt God’s grace towards me. And I knew it wasn’t necessarily about the decorations. It was all about my heart.

I began to sing Psalm 51:10 and confessed my bad attitude. The freedom of God’s forgiveness immediately began to renew my spirit.

As you take down your decorations and prepare to make room for the new season, clean out those dusty places in your heart. Make room for Christ to dwell in your heart peacefully during the busy days to come.

Pray for your joy to be restored

“Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation, and uphold me with a willing spirit.” (Psalm 51)

Christians should be the most joyful people on earth because we have the gift of salvation! Click To Tweet

That’s why we celebrate Christmas!

But all too often, and especially during the holidays, stress blinds us from the true meaning behind what we do. So pray for the Lord to renew the joy of your salvation.

John 10:10 says, “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.” Unto us, a savior has been born! He came so that we may have life! Not a joyless, busy, stressful, overwhelming life, but an abundant life. A life to the full.

Don’t let the commercialism of the holidays steal your gift

Sometimes the thief that comes to steal the joy out of our salvation is the commercialism that surrounds the holidays. We can let the traditions we want to keep with our family cause stress.

 

Author:

My real name is Debra (Debbie Sue). Sarah is a nickname given to me in high school. My husband has always called me that so here in Florida It's all I am known by. I was born and raised in Illinois. My son and I moved to Colorado in 1982. I taught school for 17 years. Then I ran a homeschooling/preschool/daycare until 2006 when I moved to Florida after my son, Bobby died suddenly. He was almost 26. Danny and I live and work at a state park here. I miss the mountains and climate of Colorado. I miss snow and the four seasons. I miss Bobby.

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