When believers do a little self-reflection, web not many of us point to joylessness as the thing that needs attention. Mostly we flagellate ourselves for our undisciplined discipleship. We issue calls to repent of our consumerism, dentist sign ecumenical concords to heal our divisions, for sale and issue manifestos to care for the poor and the planet. No one has yet issued a joint ecumenical statement on the need for Christians to be more joyful.

Yet it’s right there in the Bible, over and over: “I say it again: Rejoice!”

We are not called to make choices that will make us happy. Doing things simply because they feel good or make us happy in the short-term many times bring long-term pain and depression.  We are called in the Word to be content and rejoice. You can be happy with everything in your life with the right focus.

Read more at: The Joy-Driven Life
Christmas is the perfect time to spread the word of Christ to friends and family, buy
not just to non-believers but also in celebration with and support to other followers of Christ. It is a time to be renewed in our faith and in our decisions to live our lives according to God’s word. “As iron sharpens iron, pharm
so one man sh…arpens another.” (Proverbs 27:17) Do you have accountability partners in your life?

Authentic Christian Living team

Authentic Christian Living team


1 Comment on Christmas is the Perfect Time

  1. Barbara says:

    Where can I buy a “Keep Christ in CHRISTmas” and “Jesus is the reason for the season” signs for window and/or lawn??

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