Thanksgiving Countdown ChallengeT(hanksgiving) -4 Devotion
As we quickly approach Thanksgiving and then Christmas not too long after, it becomes easy to forget to take care of ourselves. Paul, in this passage, reminds us to devote ourselves to prayer and to be watchful. There are many things for which we can be watchful but I think during this busy season it is important that women be watchful for their own well being.
I remember when I was working at the church and Katy was in school. I was so busy during the Holiday season that I didn’t take care of myself. I failed to watch what I ate, what I drank (as in enough water) and that I was getting enough rest. Every year, I would come down with something in January. I managed to stay strong through the end of the year but once the Holidays were over WHAM! I was sick as a dog.
Worse still, I would neglect my spiritual strength and well-being as well. No wonder I became so sick after the first of the year. I had left myself vulnerable, very vulnerable. And to take it a step farther, I failed to be thankful. Instead, I prayed for the end of the year, for it all to be over rather than enjoying the season, even the hectic days God brought my way.
As the days get shorter and life gets busier, never fail to fill your life with prayer, being watchful that you are taking care of yourself and giving thanks for everything, even the busyness of the season!