It is 5 days until Christmas.  Is my day filled with running around checking off a to-do list? I drove to the store yesterday to pick up my final list of groceries for our Christmas meal with family and it was obvious that most everyone in town was in full panic mode to get everything done in time.

The tacky Christmas parties filled with overindulgence, the abundance of gifts and overspending, the traffic and road rage, the swirl of activity and stress fill the days as we approach the birth of Christ.

Do any of these activities prepare my heart to worship the King?

As I pause this morning, a question keeps nudging at my heart.

What should my to-do list look like?

  1. Spend time with Jesus, make Him a priority in my day

2. Think of others

3. Pray instead of worrying.  Wait patiently for God to act.


May the God of light and hope fill us with the spirit of Jesus. May we love and serve one another in love.  May God guard our hearts and minds as we create quiet time to hear His voice.

Lord, Remind me of the truths of your coming.