But the angel said to them, “Don’t be afraid, for look, I proclaim to you good news of great joy that will be for all the people: Today a Savior, who is Messiah the Lord, was born for you in the city of David. Luke 2:10-11
Joy is not an option for a believer, as I read the Scriptures. For many, however, finding joy at Christmas is harder than other times of the year. Memories of loved ones, financial struggles, health issues, and relationship woes often make for a very difficult celebration.
In a recent message at Grace, I shared 5 suggestions to make your Christmas joyful.
Here are five suggestions to greater joy at Christmas:
Lower expectations of others - We shouldn’t hold others to expectation we set for them. People, even the best of people, will disappoint us.
Increase your investment in others - Something supernatural happens when we share with others. We are to give and extend grace, as it was given to us.
Examine your life/Address known sin – You can’t have joy w/a holy God if you are living contrary to His desires for your life
Change your perspective – Choosing to be greatly joyful is not based on circumstances, but comes by perspective.
Set your eyes on the prize – If you’re struggling to find joy in life, set your eyes on Jesus; the author and perfecter of your faith.
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