People show love in other ways and not everyone is the same. I now pray for them and hope that the spirit of God will be in their hearts, and that they will experience the peace of God. That is so important to me, having that peace means everything, because even when things are not good in a relationship, the spirit of God will comfort and keep you strong and the enemy will not get his way. I will keep encouraging those I love, keep on loving them unconditionally and hope and pray that their lives will reflect the peace of God always.
Being truthful with yourself is so a very important, looking inside and figuring out what your motives are is what God wants us to do on a daily basis. To walk in love by showing God's love to others should be our main goal, not what we are going to get that day. It's taken me a long time to finally get that, I realize that I will never please everyone, my only goal is to please God. Then we have to remember that God's mercy and love is new each and every day.....which is what keeps me strong in my faith.
So, there are other things that bring on the Christmas blues, one is the cleaning up after all the festivities. I had my family over for Christmas eve dinner and exchanging our gifts, it was so much fun. But the mess afterwards at least in the kitchen, well was not fun at all. My grand kids, bless their little hearts cleaned up the living room and put away all the wrappings, that was so nice and thoughtful of them. I have been blessed with a wonderful family and I see God in each and every one of their hearts!
Then there are the blues you may feel when you did not receive what you truly wanted for Christmas. Well I do not have any experience in this area, because since I received Jesus as my Lord and Savior, I received that awesome gift of salvation, which is exactly what I needed, and that makes me not want anything else. What an awesome gift it truly is, and it comes from loving and believing in Jesus Christ. Each year it just keeps getting better and better and my love for him keeps growing.
I hope you are filled with joy because of what Jesus did for us, and not so much because of the gifts. May your hearts be filled with the love of God for others and may 2015 be the best year ever in your finances, your relationships and in everything that God brings forth in your life. God's grace be with you all, and a great big Happy Birthday Jesus!!!!!!