Goals are important to me. They compel me, help me to focus, even if I am not always thinking about them. They help me say no to the distractions or temptations.
Here are some of my goals for a Merry Christmas.
My number one goal this Christmas is to pull away several times a day to listen reflectively to the gentle voice of the Holy Spirit from the Scriptures. Of course I believe the Bible is the inspired (God breathed) Word of God. I want to breathe in that atmosphere.
Secondly I want to slow down from the rush of Christmases past and be with my wife and children and our friends.
Third I want to silence the voice of those who are saying stand in line several hours, camp out at the doors of our stores to save $$$ on something. Why not save $$$, gas, time, and strength, by using the internet? Last year my gift purchases were all online, at a deep discount and on time delivery. Okay, I know some of you love to shop. Go for it.
Fourth I will listen to my favorite Christmas CDs. Last year my favorite was Yo Yo Ma’s Sounds of Joy and Peace.
Tomorrow I share my favorite Christmas CD’s and more of my goals.
Peace and Joy!