Live With Eternal Perspective Podcast Episode 101 Preparation for Christmas
Welcome to the Terri Hitt – Live With Eternal Perspective Podcast
Episode #101 – Preparation for Christmas
Thank you for entrusting and investing your precious time with me to grow in Jesus together. I am blessed to be back with you to discuss more ways to live with eternal perspective.
This week my youngest daughter changed her name. It actually changes each day. Her first name is now however many days it is until Christmas, while her last name is “Days.” Since this podcast releases on Thursday and Christmas is on Saturday, her name will be “Two Days.” Maybe I caused her to do this because this is the first year she has not untied the bows on the hanging decoration we usually put out for Christmas. With our puppy, who likes to grab and chew anything hanging, especially if it is soft, I made the wise decision that it wasn’t going to be used this year. Regardless, my youngest makes sure we know how many days are left before the biggest day of her year.
I’m going to pause recording new episodes over the holidays and spend time with my family, worshipping our Lord, and preparing for a new and exciting project I am working on. God has been calling me to something I haven’t shared yet, and it is definitely for and through Him that I will serve. I’m thrilled to share it with you in 2022.
I would like to point you, whether you are a new listener to this podcast, or one who has been listening for a while, to episodes I presented in December of 2020. If you look at episodes released on 12/10 and 12/17 of 2020, you will find “Preparing for Christmas Part 1 and Part 2. They are episodes 47 and 48. Perhaps you will enjoy listening to them as you finish last minute preparations, wrap gifts, or clean before or after Christmas and New Year’s.
Draw near to Jesus as you celebrate this year. Allow Him to wash over your spirit and hold you close as you celebrate His birth. It’s so easy to get caught up in preparations and celebrations with friends or family, shopping, and baking. Yet, the only One who gives us true, everlasting, deep peace is Jesus. Make time to step back and rest in Him. He always puts life, thoughts, attitude, and actions back into perspective and soothes the concerns of our heart. He is truly all we need.
Heavenly Father, gracious Lord, how we adore You. Come, let us sing with joy to, Lord. Bring us into Your presence with humble thanksgiving; let us make a joyful noise to You. For You are a great God, a great King above all gods. By Your hands, we have the depths of the earth, and the mountain peaks that belong to You. The sea is Yours, for You made all of it, and Your hands formed the dry land. Cause us to worship and bow down; help us kneel before You, Lord, our Maker. You are our God, and we are but the people of Your pasture, the sheep under Your care. Humbly, and obediently, You came for us, a pure and innocent sacrifice we still cannot grasp enough. Thank you for loving us, for coming to us in the form of a babe, sacrificing all. Thankyou for bringing us nearer to You moment by moment as we surrender, trust, and obey. May those who do not know You see You in and through us and be drawn to You. You bless us, Lord with so much as we become more like Your image. Thank you for all You are. May we please You ever more each day. In Your precious name I pray. Amen.
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I pray this podcast draws you nearer to God and helps you cling to Him, despite any circumstances in your life. Until next week, keep looking Up while focusing on new ways to Live With Eternal Perspective.