Pastors’ Blog – Holiday Havoc

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I don’t know about you, but I’m glad the Holidays are over.  Don’t get me wrong, I love celebrating the birth of Christ, spending time with family, and ringing in a New Year.  But the Holidays wreak havoc on my personal time with the Lord.  I am a creature of habit, a person who functions best in a routine.  And the Holidays are anything but a routine for me.  Celebrating with family and friends often means late nights, which often cause a disruption in my early morning routine.  Prayer times are shortened, interrupted, or worse, they don’t even happen.

This is why I am thankful for the first week of the New Year.  It’s an opportunity to get back on track.  I am so thankful for our loving Heavenly Father, who is patient and forgiving, who desires to have relationship with me even more than I do, and who pursues me!  I’m also thankful for simple tools, like the “Million Minutes of Prayer” guide, which directs my daily Scripture reading and prayer times.  If the Holidays have wreaked havoc on your spiritual disciplines, then join with me in getting back on track.  This is a great time of year to establish some new habits or recover some old ones that we’ve neglected.  There’s nothing more important than spending time with our Heavenly Father.  Let’s do this, Church!  #MMOP

Pastor Jason