“Some people treat Jesus like a sugardaddy.” This is the phrase that my stepdad said as we got ready to leave the house, this Christmas morning. When I first heard these words, I kind of laughed, but when I actually thought about it, I realized how much sense it makes.
Many of us use the Lord’s name in vain. We call on him when we are at our lowest, or need a passing grade on a test. Why can’t we call on Him when we are at our highest? Why can’t God be apart of our everyday lives. This is something that I am guilty of myself. Even to this day I still struggle with making time for God’s word. I am trying to make a conscious effort to attempt to talk to Him everyday. It seems like nowadays, as a society we only call on God when there has been a tragedy or when we need financial help. And then if our prayers aren’t answered, we blame it on God as if He did something wrong. Sometimes I wonder if He allows certain tragedies and events to happen to try and get a message through to us.
Another thing I don’t understand is how people blame God for their current situation. People will put themselves in certain situations and then wonder why they can’t get out of them. What are you doing to change your current situation. It’s like we want to call His name for help and then sit back and do the same thing we have always done. How do you expect the Lord to help you if you are not helping yourself? The next time you think about blaming God for something ask yourself “What did I do to put myself in this situation?”
Think About It…
With Christmas only a few days away, I’m sure many of you are getting those last minute presents for family members, or decorating the tree. All of those things have been tradition since before I was born. Now although I love getting presents and spending time with family, I feel like people tend to forget what this holiday is really all about.
I went to church last week, and the pastor spoke about this very subject. He talked about how people have made Christmas their birthday instead of it being about Jesus. While I sat listening to the sermon, I realized how true his words were. Society has brainwashed us into thinking that we have to give and receive gifts on Christmas. If a child does not get anything under the tree, they feel bad or may even have their friends talk down about them. Now don’t get me wrong, I am not saying that gift giving is wrong. I still get excited when my mom hands me a wrapped package on Christmas morning! But as the pastor said in the sermon, we need to put the Christ back in Christmas.
Christmas is now replaced with Xmas, or just the holidays. It’s like we just use this time for parties, celebrations, and spending money. I am also guilty of not upholding the Christmas standard, but after listening to that sermon, it really made me think about making a conscious effort to be better. Christ is the reason we even have a Christmas in the first place. Some people may even say that December 25 was not his actual birthday, but at the end of the day, this is the time that we celebrate his birth. The next time you want to get upset about not receiving that favorite toy, or any other gift, think about the best gift you have and will ever receive…Jesus Christ!
With the Christmas holiday fast approaching us, I’m sure many of you are still searching for the perfect gift for everyone on your list. And if you are like me, you don’t have a ton of money to spend out in the stores. Some of you may also be working within a budget. Today I will list a few gifts that you can purchase that are under $30. Not I don’t mean a cheap little gift that the recipient will probably throw away the next day, or another towel or pair of socks that you already got last year. I’m talking about some quality, creative, handmade items, that are all handmade and designed by me, and can be purchased directly from my website , sent right to your doorstep. Although I have only listed a few items here, feel free to checkout my wonderful collection of products at www.creationzfromadove.com . Here it goes…. The first item is THIS BEAUTIFUL SAFETY PIN BROOCH that is sold for $10 This particular brooch comes in red and green (perfect for the Christmas holidays), but I can customize using the colors of your choice.
This one is $8 Safety Pin Brooch $10Also $8
BLACK/LEOPARD NECKLACE, EARRINGS BRACELET SET $26
Hand painted wood based earrings $10
Customized Beaded Charm Bracelet (Name and Colors of your Choice) $10
Hand Designed Beaded Wooden Name Necklace (Customized Using Name and Colors of Choice) $16