Just a friendly reminder in this crazy week: you are the salt and light Jesus talks about. As Christ followers, we are called to be Peculiar, Drunk (in the Spirit), to have Grace Filled Speech, and to Dress for each day. (As well as Overflow with Thankfulness if you missed last week’s post)
I know I often need that reminder when dealing with the crowds of people with seemingly no Christmas Spirit (or maybe just a me, me, me Christmas Spirit?). People can stress us out. Remember to put on love. It binds all things together. It covers a multitude of offenses.
As you are preparing for your gatherings, remember to take time with God and feed your soul. You cannot pour from an empty vessel. Do not let your business eclipse God in your life this week! Take some time to be still in His presence.
If you are looking for natural ways to make your home smell good for your guests, you can put on a pot of Wassail, or check out these other ways to make your home smell good. There are a bunch of diffuser ideas for autumn that you can use, or maybe you want one to boost your mood and energy before your guests come.
Do not forget the importance of sleep and hydration! It is so easy to forget to take a water break, and buy into the “we can sleep after _______” mentality so prevalent in our society.
I shared my how to have a productive day last week, but there it is if you missed it. I know I need today and tomorrow to be very productive!
Life has been crazy here, but I am trying to remember that it is my mission field. I am more than just a mom. I am a stay at home missionary.
On to the linkup!
The Aprons & Pearls Link-up
“If you want to experience consistent victory and see it played out in the atmosphere of your home, continually look for areas in which the Holy Spirit is leading to greater obedience, and ask God what your part is in making that a reality.
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6 thoughts on “Aprons & Pearls Linkup”
Good advice for these upcoming weeks. And I just love the smell of wassail on Thanksgiving Day!
Yes, yes, & yes to each of your suggestions. And, sadly, I’m often guilty of neglecting many of them … like sleep and water. I love Cynthia’s quote by the way. I hope you and yours have a beautiful Thanksgiving filled with lots of opportunities to be salt & light. Thanks for encouraging us all!
“You cannot pour from an empty vessel.” – Love this! Thanks for hosting the party and happy Thanksgiving!
I like how you said it, a “stay at home missionary!” And thanks for the reminder to remain peaceful and focus on what’s important this season. 🙂
Love the smell of Wassail! Great tips, especially the one about being filled up by God. We can’t pour out to others when we’re empty!