This season, I am thinking about gifts, but I am also thinking about words. Words can be powerful gifts in themselves.
There will be so many words exchanged over the holidays. I think a lot of people spend more time conversing with friends and family than other months of the year. What a precious opportunity to lighten a heart, tell someone how much they are appreciated, or affirm their gifts and strengths.
There is one more valuable gift worth mentioning: the gift of forgiveness. Forgiving someone is not only a gift to someone else but a gift we give ourselves. When we forgive, we release ourselves from the weight of resentment. Sometimes the person we need to forgive is ourselves. I once heard someone say that love can’t pass through a heart full of fear or resentment. I think there is truth in this.
Especially this season, may our words be healing, heartfelt, and heaven inspired.
Most importantly, may we not get too busy to spend undistracted time with the One Who we are celebrating and Who loves knows and loves each one of us so much. May we be filled to overflowing with His love toward us and others, and get downloads of ideas on how to show love to the individual people on our path and in our lives.
We will all be much more efficient and effective with our ears near the heart of our Savior!
May you feel drenched in the peace and presence of Jesus! Many blessings to you and yours!
So encourage each other and build each other up, just as you are already doing. Thessalonians 5:11 New Listen Translation
Most important of all, continue to show deep love for each other, for love covers a multitude of sins. Peter 4:8 New Living Translation