Changing our thoughts from negative to positive

by | Dec 14, 2022

Last week at our CR meeting I was talking through lesson 25, seven reasons we get stuck, my thoughts immediately went to Christmas  

A time of expectations, of presents, family gatherings or thoughts of good food and different activities.  Yet it’s also a time that we celebrate how the son of God came to earth, born as a baby.

Luke Chapter 2 describes to us the birth of Jesus our saviour, who is the Messiah v10 – 14. It was truly a time of great joy. A multitude of heavenly hosts praising God V14 and saying, “Glory to God in the highest and on earth peace to men on whom his favour rests”.

Christmas can be an exciting time, a time when families meet. It can also be a stressful, lonely time, especially for those of us that don’t have families, or for whatever reason are separated from our families.

When I was doing the teaching on seven reasons we get stuck, I was drawn to the 358th day in the Celebrate Recovery Daily Devotion, “Holiday Stress”, Matthew 11:28 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.”  It talks about changing our attitude from a negative perspective to using this time for His glory. Instead of dreading this time, think about changing our language to something like, “Holidays are tough, but Jesus is teaching me so much through Celebrate Recovery, I can feel myself growing every day.”  If you have a copy of the devotions just take a few minutes to have a read. 

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