What makes your family unique? What makes you shine? Guess what? You don’t have to be like everyone else! You don’t. You can do things this season that fit your family personality even if your friends, family and church are doing other things. What fits your family? Playing board games on Christmas Eve 🎄? Visiting a book store and hanging out drinking coffee ☕️? Having lasagna on Christmas Day? Those are some things the Guire family does. What about you? What fits your family personality?
During the Christmas season we can grow weary in well doing and just downright exhausted. When we do, our family personality can turn sour during fun activities. A simple conversation about flying reindeer can turn into an argument. Cookie baking day can quickly fall into a disaster day. How do we avoid these sour attitudes?
Remember to take a rest day, don’t pile too much on your plate and most of all, remember our fight is not against flesh and blood, there is a war going on above your head in the heavenlies.
Satan likes to steal, kill and destroy. He loves to destroy the atmosphere of family time.
Pray this section of scripture for your family, inserting each family member’s names. The Word is a powerful tool! Try it!
Let no foul or polluting language, nor evil word nor unwholesome or worthless talk [ever] come out of your (insert names)mouth, but only such [speech] as is good and beneficial to the spiritual progress of others, as is fitting to the need and the occasion, that it may be a blessing and give grace (God’s favor) to those who hear it.
30 And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God [do not offend or vex or sadden Him], by Whom you (insert names)were sealed (marked, branded as God’s own, secured) for the day of redemption (of final deliverance through Christ from evil and the consequences of sin).
31 Let all bitterness and indignation and wrath (passion, rage, bad temper) and resentment (anger, animosity) and quarreling (brawling, clamor, contention) and slander (evil-speaking, abusive or blasphemous language) be banished from you (insert names), with all malice (spite, ill will, or baseness of any kind).
32 And become useful and helpful and kind to one another, tenderhearted (compassionate, understanding, loving-hearted), forgiving one another [readily and freely], as God in Christ forgave you.- Ephesians 4: 29-32
*(insert names) added by me.
This Christmas season, let’s remember to let our family’s personality shine!