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Ed Young Devotionals

    Chaotic Christmas

    Posted on Dec 13, 2022 12:00:00 AM


    Psalm 39:6, “Surely everyone goes around like a mere phantom; in vain they rush about, heaping up wealth without knowing whose it will finally be.”


    Yesterday, I went to Target to buy two things. When I left, I had spent $98 – and forgotten the two things I had intended to purchase! I was supposed to bring cookies to a party and now my friends are getting Easter candy instead. My kids had asked me to get Christmas wrapping paper, but now they’re using a birthday gift bag. Life is just frustrating and chaotic! Just this morning, I was asking the Creator to show up. But I got caught up in the frenzied busyness and I forgot to listen to Him. I forgot to seek Him. I forgot to keep my heart in tune with His voice. Psalm 39:6 tells us “all our busy rushing ends in nothing.” I am convicted by this – all the rushing around without taking time to check with God and pay attention to WHO is around me. I am missing out on the reason for this season.


    Remember to slow down and speak to God throughout your day. He is the Prince of Peace. Ask Him to reveal Himself.


    God, help me not rush past the assignments You have for me today. Help me to see the people and opportunities around me through Your eyes. Amen.

    Topics: love, heart, seek