We must never allow anything to interfere with the consecration of our spiritual power. Consecration (being dedicated to God’s service) is our part; sanctification (being set apart from sin and being made holy) is God’s part. We must make a deliberate determination to be interested only in what God is interested. The way to make that determination, when faced with a perplexing problem, is to ask yourself, “Is this the kind of thing in which Jesus Christ is interested, or is it something in which the spirit that is diametrically opposed to Jesus is interested?”
As we make our plans and write our “to do” lists this year, if we apply this test to our own Christmas activities, it may become clear just where we need to expend our energies and which things are better forgotten.
Wishing each one who reads this a Consecrated Christmas of peace and joy.
December 1, 2013]
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