Wonderful! Counselor! Mighty God! Everlasting Father! Prince of PEACE! He is all of those and so much more! Thinking this morning of how God has been so faithful to me. Usually at year's end, people take inventory of how the year went and most of us can recount the days of good and pleasantries as well as the days that were not so good and we barely made it through.
When I watch all the hustle and bustle of this season, people shopping like crazy trying to get that perfect gift for someone, crowding all the stores sometimes pushing and shoving, short patience, rudeness, lack of consideration, children having meltdowns in the aisles, the elderly and disabled trying to navigate the crowds that seemingly have no compassion, the couples with worn down regard for each other arguing openly in the lines at the register, the unattended child sitting in the shopping cart as the parent unaware of lurking danger scavenges for that special gift... can you tell I "people watch" quite a bit?
Though as I watch I pray, pray because I have asked God to not let me miss one opportunity to discern; to discern that underneath all the hustle and bustle of folks trying to make this season a dream come true, they are missing what is really important.
What is important is that Jesus (Yeshua) came to be our Counselor, the One whom we can go to and pour our hearts out for anything and everything and He will patiently hear and direct us. He came to be Our Mighty God, the awesome One who fights our battles, is our Defender, Encourager, Provider, the One we can run to in our time of need. He is our Everlasting Father, Who loves us like no other, Who will never leave nor forsake us...and He is our Prince of Peace. Peace that desires to rest in our homes, on our jobs, in our relationships and most importantly in our hearts.
When you look back over your year, I hope that you will be able to recall the times that you called on Him to be your Counselor, your Mighty God, Everlasting Father and Prince of Peace...or maybe it was a year that you tried to do to all yourself...how did that work out for ya? Maybe not so good huh?
Be reminded today to take time in all your hustle and bustle and reflect on how you can make this life that was gifted to you so much better, for you and the ones that you love. Call on Him, not just when it is a desperate situation,but each and every day. To have any real good relationship, you have to spend time with that person, in order to get to really know them; in order to get to know our Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father and the Prince of Peace, we have to spend some time with Him. I pray that you will have Peace in your homes and in your hearts...to KNOW Him is the greatest gift of all !