When I woke up this morning, all I good think of was that I hope people remember the real reason for the season.
In Isaiah 9:6A(Amplified Bible)it states:
6For to us a Child is born, to us a Son is given; and the government shall be upon His shoulder, and His name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father [of Eternity], Prince of Peace. Now this is the reason for the season.
While we are shopping, spending money, going more into debt; did we stop and think that all of this doesn't even matter. Are we truly celebrating Jesus life, by giving gifts to others. Or do we need to take the time and give Him the gift that He really wants from us - YOU! He really just wants us to spend more time with Him and to get to really know Him personally. To be like Him everyday.
We have seven more days until 2009. I think we should take this time and Review, Reaffirm, and Recommit ourselves for 2008. We need to review 2008 - what was good, what do we need to improve in 2009, what goals did we complete or did not. Then we need to reaffirm what we did do good in 2008 and carry that into 2009. Lastly, we need to recommit ourselves in 2009 to fulfilling our purpose of what God has called us to do on this earth.