THIS SERIES:DREAMING OF THE PERFECT CHRISTMAS?
There is a difference between perfectionism and doing things with a spirit of excellence. The difference is one of focus. Perfectionism tends to focus on me. Working with a spirit of excellence focuses on the Lord. It’s about doing everything wholeheartedly for Him, and it’s about the journey as well as the end result. If we employ our skills and abilities – and His help- often the end result will be beautiful……. but not always.
Things go wrong.
Maybe flu strikes on Christmas morning, the turkey hasn’t thawed in time or the dog has eaten the Christmas cake (this is the voice of experience!); or maybe it’s the teething baby, recalcitrant teenager or family feud that threatens our festive pleasure. What matters is not perfection, but the anointing. If the house is alive with His presence, the setting becomes secondary; if food is shared with love, then an imperfect Christmas meal is of no consequence, (after all, the Lord of All was born in stable, and hallowed the everyday fair of bread and wine).
And fire always falls on sacrifice!
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