Come, Lord, I pray. Hear the intents of my heart now, for it is troubled. I do love You and honor You with not only my lips but with my deeds, so hear my prayer today. You are my God and I pray that others will also lift You up high. Tear out of their wicked hearts every vile and wicked thing, then can they come and worship You as they should. May there be no more willful sins or lies remain in their lives. Instead, cause them to be convicted of such things, that they may come humbly to You in all their confessions. Yes, God, my heart aches this time of year because of all the lies in this world. It is all over TV and everywhere we go that kids should believe in Santa Clause, and tell him what is on their hearts, instead of You. And what the world is using to entice families is very subtle, but very damaging also. For their children's beliefs are all messed up now, because of one little lie. Oh Lord, this is so sad and I pray that families that truly believe in You will give up on such vain traditions of men for Your cause. May they no longer live for what the world wants to lead them into thinking, but what You want to teach them through the Holy Spirit and through Your Words in the Bible. Truly, the best things that we can think about this time of year is Your birth, Jesus, and not a man and his workshop that does not exist. You are what is real and what we can rely on to show us the way. I love You, Lord. You are my God and I am grateful to serve you. All the praise and honor to Your holy Name. Amen.
Colossians 2:8 (KJV)
8 Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.
Jesus is the reason for the season, not Santa. Look to Christ and don't let the lies of the world to rule your life.
As a believer in Christ, we should never let the traditions of this world, including holidays, warp how we feel about God and the things of this world. Continue Reading