A Seeking Christmas

seek

/sēk/ verb

  • attempt to find (something).
synonyms: search for, try to find, look for, be on the lookout for, be after, hunt for, be in quest of

Seek.  This time of year we’re all doing it.  We seek to find the right gifts.  We seek to make special memories.  We seek to find time to decorate our homes. We seek sales.  We seek to remain half-way sane in the midst of a busy season with loads of traffic, long lines and Christmas lights that stop working even after we’ve tested them. We seek to be kind, patient and loving—even when we don’t feel particularly kind, patient or loving.

Yes, this is the month of seeking.

I’ve made a conscience choice this December. In the midst of my seeking all these things, I’m taking time to remember to seek the One who’s the giver of all these things. And let me tell you, it’s making all the difference.

But maybe you’re thinking I know.  You’re right.  I really should find the time to seek Christ. But it’s just so hard to find the time….It does seem hard, doesn’t it?  I understand. But consider Ann Voscamp’s insightful quote:

“They say time is money, but that’s not true. Time is life. And if I want the fullest life, I need to find fullest time…

God gives us time. And who has time for God?

Which makes no sense.”
In the midst of your busy December, take a few minutes each day:

  • To read the gospel of Matthew (I’m doing it and loving it!)
  • Or Luke (the birth of Jesus is explained in chapters one and two)
  • Or John (it’s a great book for someone new to the Bible)
  • Or maybe you’ll want to read Seek.  Or give Seek to a friend, family member or neighbor. Who knows…someone you know just might be seeking this season, and your gift could be the answer to her prayers.

As we seek the stuff that makes Christmas, let’s also seek most the one who made Christmas.

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Comments

  1. Laurie Guy

    Thank you Donna for these timely insights. I bought your book Seek and it is a must read. Also, I did the Seek bible study. Even though I am not a new believer, I learned some new things, so I would recommend this book and the bible study to everyone. At Christmastime, we get so busy and sometimes forget that Christmas is all about Jesus. Too Busy? What if God told me he was too busy for me? That is a scary thought. Thankfully, I know He is always available. He is just a prayer away. So, when I am trying to figure out and fretting about the perfect dress to wear and how to wear my hair for my husbands Christmas party, I stop, take a breath and remember, God doesn’t care what I look like on the outside as He looks at the inside, at my heart.

  2. Pam Apffel

    What a great reminder to focus on what the season is about rather than the season itself. Thanks, Donna! I’m going to start reading Matthew today to prepare my heart, not just my tree. 🙂

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