Seek Peace In Being Still
It’s the final week of the year – and maybe you’re exhausted!
December can leave us physically and emotionally spent, and if we’re not careful, we’ll carry that weariness into the new year.
The solution is to seek peace by simply being still. Our time has to be stewarded as carefully as our money.
Trusting God, we can say “No” to the demands of the world and seek ways to grow in faith, reduce our distractions, and serve others.
Perhaps your home is still filled with friends and family, or maybe you’re home alone. Regardless, make Christ the center of your thoughts over the coming days.
Say “No” to activities that aren’t necessary or conducive to the good of all.
Find time to unplug phones, TVs, and laptops. Sleep in and don’t feel bad about it! Have some fun! Laugh, sing and create happy memories.
Fill your home with relaxing sounds and smells that bring peace and joy.
Journal your blessings. Phone loved ones and write letters. Reach out to neighbors. Gratitude is contagious and it brings contentment.
Start your days with praise and thanksgiving to the God of perfect love. He will fill your heart with peace that passes all understanding, and rejoice these final days of the year with the prophet Isaiah:
“For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” (Isaiah 9:6)
Now if credit card debt is robbing you of peace, prepare to start your new year off right by working with Christian Credit counselors. They can create a debt management plan just for you. For more information call the Crown Helpline at 800-722-1976 or visit crown.org/ccc.