Among all the other Christmas preparations that have been going on in our house, I was asked to speak at my MOPS group’s Christmas meeting this past Tuesday. It was such a blessing and a privilege. It’s funny, because when I was younger, my least favorite thing to do was to stand up in front of people and talk! But then I got a job that forced me to do it. So I am capable, but I still get nervous. But it’s really amazing how God equips! The very night I was asked to do this, I prayed that God would provide me with what He wanted me to talk about – and He did, almost immediately. I find it’s always much easier to speak when I’m speaking His message and not my own!
Anyways, I had a couple of people say they wished they had some way to hear it again, so I’m adding a link here to my speaking notes. For those of you who weren’t there and are so inclined to read it – I hope it is a blessing for you in the midst of this busy season. I spoke about something God is trying to teach me this Christmas. (Notice I used present tense – sometimes I’m a slow learner!)
If you do read it, I apologize if it seems a bit stiff – I think I write a bit differently when I’m writing something that I’ll actually be speaking out loud because I know I’ll improvise a bit!
So here it is. May God speak to you through it, and may you not miss the real gifts God intends for you this Christmas.