During what is sure to be a verrrry bussssy weekend for all of us, I want to remind you of one thing really quick. John 10:10 in the Bible tells us that Jesus came to earth as our Savior, to give us "life to the full." One of my favorite Christmas songs that we sing at church says, "...He was born to give us life."
As I was spending some quiet time with God this morning, I was reminded that there's a big difference between "life to the full" and "a full life."
Life to the full extent of what God has for us doesn't mean grabbing every thing or opportunity that comes our way. It means knowing the difference between things that fill our life (like empty calories that disappear and leave us with a letdown) and things that fill our soul (like authentic nutrients that fortify and energize us).
I'm challenging you this holiday weekend to let go of the needless fillers and embrace only the parts that nurture your soul at its deepest, realest place. That's where the components of a life full of God's absolute best for you are found.
Wherever you are, I hope you gather with those you love, to worship, celebrate, and rest in the blessings and peace only Jesus brings.
(& Tracy, Christy & Lisa)