Celebrate Christmas all year long
From A Celebration of Advent: A 25-Day Devotional
Long after the tree is packed up and the lights are put away, the spirit of Christmas can live on in us. Christmas reminds of God’s faithfulness, and His faithfulness never ends.
Psalm 105 tells us to sing to God and tell of all his wondrous works. Singing is powerful. When we sing, we’re telling our hearts what’s true and reminding ourselves of God’s faithfulness.
Reading the Bible and talking with God in prayer are two more ways to keep God’s faithfulness before us all year long. As we read the Bible, we see how God has been taking care of His people from the beginning of time.
Psalm 105:4 says, “Look to the Lord and his strength; seek his face always” (NIV). Always really does mean always. Cry out to God with your frustration. Ask Him to show you He’s near and give you peace. God is always with you, ready to hear from you.
Record how God is speaking to you through Scripture, circumstances, and other Christians. It doesn’t have to be complicated or detailed. It doesn’t matter if it’s digital or written. Keeping a record of when God shows up and shows off helps us recall His character and “glory in his holy name” (Psalm 105:3).
Christmas celebrates God coming to earth to be with us. When we take the time to be with Him, we can experience the same joy and hope we have at Christmas every day of the year.
- Can you remember a time when God answered your prayers in a clear and specific way? Take some time to reflect on that today.
- Have you ever specifically asked God to help you feel His presence in your life? Go ahead and give it a try.