As I enter the chaos of the Christmas season, I oftentimes diminish the worship of the new born king to getting traditions and checklists marked off. I am a prime example of a person who likes a list just to cross out a line as accomplished.
I sit each morning and open a devotional that reminds me who Jesus is and who I am in him. Yet, I close the book and my mind frame of worship is sometimes left between the pages. I prove this each time I allow myself to feel overwhelmed.
How good it is to know I'm not venturing out into my day without the way being paved by God. He announces His presence with a beautiful sunrise. Nothing will take Him by surprise. Nor will He allow anything to overwhelm me as long as I lean on him. My joy this day comes as soon as I say, "Good morning God!" Now I just have to hold on to that the other 23 hours.