The 26th was boxing day is where this advent song finishes, Christmas was a nice one. It seemed like it come and gone so quickly!! O Come, All Ye Faithful is a nice song for sure, telling all that is faithful to God to come and praise Him and see what He has giving. The verses in Philipians 2 also reminds me of a different song that simply reminds us God is pretty awesome and one day everyone will and should confess the name of Jesus!
9 Therefore, God elevated him to the place of highest honor
and gave him the name above all other names,
10 that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow,
in heaven and on earth and under the earth,
11 and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord,
to the glory of God the Father.
O Come, All Ye Faithful
Come and behold Him,
Born the King of Angels;
O come, let us adore Him
Adoration is a word that we love to use during the Christmas season thanks largely to the classic carol O Come, All Ye Faithful as we sing, “O come, let us adore Him.” So many of us during the Christmas season spend more time thinking about Christ and giving Him adoration than any other time of the year. Think about it for a moment. More people go to church during Christmas than any other time of the year. We also tend to find ourselves singing and listening to songs about Jesus more during the Christmas season than any other time of year. As a result, Christmas is a time when we love to praise Him, honor Him, and adore Him much in the way Philippians 2:9-11 describes.
While it’s great that Christ earns so much of our attention and adoration during Christmas, it’s important to remember that we should pay that same amount of attention to Him 12 months a year instead of just one. Sure, it’s easy to get caught up in the Christmas spirit and spend more time thinking, singing, praying, and adoring Christ during December, but in order to have a true relationship with Christ we must adore and spend time with Him throughout the year. This year as you move out of the Christmas season and back into the normalcy of life, strive to find a way to capture that Christmas spirit that will enable you to adore Him and grow with Him every day of your life.
What things keep you from adoring and spending time with Christ on a daily basis?
What steps will you take to ensure that you spend time daily with Christ?
hmm, I do often pray and sometimes listen to Christian music, went to church this last Sunday. I think sometimes the worries I have in life, and getting caught up with the day if it gets really busy can sometimes make me forget to take some time in His word and just adore Him more. There's times I've tooken some time to read in the mornings. These reading plans have been really good as I was able to take some time and remeber to read as I wanted to share them on my blog for anyone that reads it.