Now that Christmas Day is over with presents opened and garbage cans filled with discarded paper and boxes, what are we to do?

It’s winter and that means it’s cold outside (usually). Not only that, but the days of sunlight are the shortest they’ll be all year and darkness comes early now.

So what should we do as believers in the afterglow of Christmas?

I think this is a good time to evaluate the past year and then to spiritually prepare for the coming year.

What was this closing year like for you in a spiritual sense? Was it good or better than previous years? Or was it worse? What can you do that would make next year better for you in your walk with God?

What would make you closer to God in prayer? What would make you more disciplined in your study of His Word? These are the kinds of questions to ponder in the days after Christmas and just before another year begins.

As you and I begin to put our decorations back into their boxes and return them to the attic, basement, or garage… I hope you’ll be preparing your heart spiritually to grow in God’s Word, to grow in your prayer life, and to grow in your commitment to God’s people in the church.

That’s the first step toward making next year better in every sense of the word.

In Him,
Pastor Kevin

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