Saturday, 22 December 2007
DON'T LET THE "GRAND OLD GRINCH" STEAL YOUR CHRISTMAS!
The "Grinch" is sure to bring grins and groans around Christmas time! Just a couple of Christmases ago, the classic, wonderful Dr. Seuss book, "How the Grinch Stole Christmas," a traditional holiday TV movie, became a holiday smash hit, a theatre money-maker, with its accompanying gifts and merchandise...and grinches were everywhere! It was kinda fun-grand fun!
When all is said and done--and seen, there's one "grinch" I know who THINKS he's grand, ACTS like he's grand, and if you believe him, he will grandly take over your life--BIGTIME--stealing the precious gifts you've received from the Lord. He's the enemy of your soul. He'll steal the love, joy and peace of Christmas--and replace it with strife, sadness and stress--all too common at this time of the year.
Be on guard - let the Holy Spirit give you a discerning spirit so you won't be robbed of a REAL Christmas this year. Let's focus our full attention on Jesus Christ who came to fill our lives with eternal gifts that money cannot buy. Hold tightly to His love, joy and peace AND you'll still have plenty to give away. His gifts are without limit and without price (He's already paid it!)--and that's what Christmas is all about!
Believe it--don't let the "grand old grinch" get his grungy foot in your door--show him the GRAND EXIT--and have a great day!
Scripture: The thief cometh not but to steal, and to kill, and to destroy; I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly (John 10:10)."
Prayer: "Lord, in the hustle and bustle of Christmas preparation and
celebration, help me not to forget YOU--it's YOUR birthday, I know! I
want Your love, joy and peace to flood my heart in these busy, hectic
days; may I not give houseroom to the "grand grinch" who would steal
a REAL Christmas from me; help me to take time to honour and worship
You, the Prince of Peace, In Jesus' Name, Amen."
Copyright 2003 by Peggie Bohanon, Springfield, MO. All rights reserved.